A charming hotel on on Turkey’s Cesme Peninsula

Alavya is perfectly poised for Alaçati’s influx of well-heeled visitors

Mitu restaurant at Alavya hotel in Alaçati, Turkey
Mitu restaurant at Alavya hotel in Alaçati, Turkey

Another rising star of the eastern Mediterranean is Turkey’s Alaçati, a village on the Cesme Peninsula near Izmir that attracts bohemian, well-heeled Turks to its white beaches and car-less cobbled main street. New among the hotels is Alavya (www.alavya.com.tr; from €300): 25 rooms spread over six renovated stone houses with two restaurants, the casual Mitu (pictured) and fine-dining Fogo, overseen by chef Carlo Bernardini. Turkish specialist Exclusive Escapes(www.exclusiveescapes.co.uk) offers three nights at the hotel – soft opened last summer, now firing on all cylinders – from £830 per person, including flights to Izmir and transfers. You’ll want to reserve now for June, when the crowds – small though they are – start booking up the season

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