My husband and I are going to Cesme in late May for the first part of our (delayed) honeymoon. I have other questions that will come, but am currently wondering for up to date info on the thermal pools and mud baths on the peninsula around Sifne. I have pasted an old post here...is it still accurate? Also, a friend's old travel book mentioned Dogal Sifa Merkezi (website now disabled), Pasa Limani/Vekamp, and Yildiz Peninsula...can anyone elaborate or clarify the options in the area with specifics? We will be arriving after a very long flight, and hope for some serious R&R :) Thanks!
"They are each worth a visit if you are in the area. The Termal Hotel (day ticket 15TL) has several outdoor and indoor thermal pools - right by the edge of the sea if you want to experience some cooler water!
The Mud Baths (entrance 20TL for the thermal pool and mud) hava a small thermal pool and a help-youself-mud experience! Just let it dry (and crack!) in the sun, shower it off then relax again in the pool. Lovely!
Various massage treatments at extra cost, and drinks and refreshments, of course, are available at both centres.
Şifne is just beyond Ilıca on the coastal road to Ildırı. Turn left off the main road and to the end of the village for the hotel. Continue past this turning for the mud baths which are then a short distance on the right, just set back a little from the road."