ÇEŞME, TURKEY

Çeşme, Turkey

In Turkish, çeşme means fountain. Çeşme, Turkey is the fountain of the Aegean coast. Called by many the windsurfing and kite-surfing capital of Turkey, the area ranks as one of the best surfing-resorts in the world. The city is also home to the Çeşme Archaeology Museum and Çeşme Castle, a restored Genoese military fortress. Historically, Çeşme was a trading port – exporting local products including grapes, wine, olives, olive oil, and mastic. Known to have been popular during the Roman Era, children chewed the resin from the mastic tree as bubble-gum. In Ottoman times, it was highly prized by the Sultan’s Harem as a breath freshener. Mastic is also a key ingredient in Turkish ice cream.

 

Location

Known for its marina, beautiful beaches and crystal clear water, Çeşme sits just 7 kilometers from the Greek island of Chios.

 

Climate

During the month of April, May and October you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20°C (68°F) and 25°C (77°F).

Average temperatures range from 31°C (87°F) in summer to 7°C (44°F) in winter.

The region has an average annual precipitation of 605 millimeters (23 inches).

Humidity consistently ranges from 68% to 74%.
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