9 days in Cesme & Chios Itinerary

9 days in Cesme & Chios Itinerary

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Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Cesme
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Cesme, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chios Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive

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Cesme, Turkey

— 4 nights
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
Get out of town with these interesting Cesme side-trips: Sirince Koyu (in Sirince) and Selcuk (La Tulip Art Gallery, Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ilica Plaji, stroll around Alacati Yel Degirmenleri Parki, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and delve into the distant past at Cesme Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cesme route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Cesme is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brussels to Cesme, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in June, with highs in Cesme at 33°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Chios Town.

Things to do in Cesme

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Chios Town, Greece

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Emporios Beach (in Emporios) and The Chios Mastic Museum (in Pyrgi).

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chios Town trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cesme to Chios Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chios Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Chios travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Mastic Island
Rich history and scenic landscapes make Chios one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Aegean. Nicknamed the "Mastic Island" because it remains one of the world's major producers and exporters of mastic gum, Chios offers visitors a chance to explore medieval villages and age-old monasteries. Start at the ancient settlement serving as the island's center of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Alternatively, make the southwestern port of Mesta your base for touring a cluster of satellite islands reachable by boat or ferry. The island is nearer to the Turkish coastline than the Greek mainland, and as a result shares much of eastern Turkey's topography of rugged crags and fragrant citrus groves.