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Poor beach services, dirty shore and streets

I stayed at Ilica City Center for one month, i rented a monthly house, we are a Turkish family... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2015
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Public Beach - avoid at weekend

This is the biggest public area at Cesme Peninsula with long sandy beach. Sea is shallow and good... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2015
Izmir, Turkey
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... probably has the warmest waters in Turkey at any given time. This is due to the hot springs in and around Cesme.
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  • Average12%
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Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Ilica City Center for one month, i rented a monthly house, we are a Turkish family, with one 6 year old and one 7 months old. We preferred this area since we were told the sea is shallow and clear and warm...More

1  Thank Ventino
Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

This is the biggest public area at Cesme Peninsula with long sandy beach. Sea is shallow and good for small kids. Sand is gold colour, easy to play. It becomes very crowded at weekends, not good for those looking some trianqulity.

Thank Gorhan
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Public beach, sometimes there are vagues, but most of the time is calm. Warm water. You will stay hours in the sea. Avoid going on the weekend. During the week there is less people. Very long beach. Possibility to rent "chaise-longues". Don't bring valuable stuff....More

Thank Emidr3amz
Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of the most amazing beaches in the world ever. Beautiful sand, plenty of space. and hot natural underwater springs that warm the cool waters of Cesme. More quiet during the week and can be busy at weekends as it is a publich beach. Renting...More

Thank Suat-Istanbul
Reviewed July 29, 2015

A deservedly popular beach with a shallow and gently deepening water. There are hundreds of beach umbrellas to hire, which cost TL40. Difficult parking, so arrive early.

1  Thank CongletonExile
Reviewed July 27, 2015

The beach was packed with sun loungers and sunbathers when we visited in July. There are only a couple of small patches where you can just lay a towel on the sand, otherwise you need to pay to use the loungers. It's not a quiet...More

1  Thank LowLotus
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

This is the best beach by far....clear water and and white sand. Also the food service is very clean and prompt.

Thank Ercs25
Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Great beach great water, Went there 3 times while on vacation In cesme, just wish the water would be cleaner , however what a beautiful beach

1  Thank helena m
Reviewed July 10, 2015

Illica Beach is a lovely place to swim especially if you have children, there is soft sand and shallow clear water. If you walk up the beach towards the boats and follow the water all the way along to the point, there is an enclosed...More

1  Thank Ali H
Reviewed July 9, 2015

very clean and very nice sandy beach, easy to enter the water and it is not deep. Most of the time windy but that is a nice breeze in hot summer. Very crowded weekends

1  Thank Mehmet Arif Zaf... Y
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April 18, 2015|
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Response from rdavis22 | Reviewed this property |
If you will be in Izmir, the best way to get to Ilica is by bus. The buses to Alacati, Ilica and Cesme leave from Fahretin Altay (it is easy to get there via metro). They are large tour buses labeled "Cesme Sayahat," and... More