Although the small town of Cesme, Turkey, which is 360 mi/590 km west of Ankara, has its share of beach houses and hotels, its old quarter still retains an attractive and relaxing atmosphere—at least when the summer hordes haven't descended.
There are several beaches, some with warm springs (the word cesme means "fountain"), a nice castle and a waterfront lined with restaurants.
Cesme is a good place to visit if you want to take a break from traveling. It's also a jumping-off point ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.