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Luxury Cesme Marina, Turkey

Designed, built and operated for the discerning yacht owner, Çesme Marina opened in June 2010.  It was awarded the “Best Marina” title at the Golden Anchor Awards in Istanbul in 2011, and named “Best Tourism Investment” at the 4th Izmir Tourism Awards in April 2012.

Sensitively integrated within a historic maritime city, just one-hour from Turkey’s cosmopolitan third largest city, Izmir, this chic area at the western end of the Izmir peninsula is relatively undiscovered.  The luxury marina is an ideal base for exploring the nearby Greek islands of Chios, Samos and Lesvos, in addition to an estimated 300 other islands in the region.  It is a recognised port of entry into Turkish waters and acts as a gateway to the Aegean Sea.

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Designed in classic Aegean style, this joint venture between Camper & Nicholsons Marinas and IC Holding offers superior shore side facilities. With 400 berths from 8m to 60m, chic cafés, fine dining restaurants and vibrant bars, this attractive waterfront is already a go-to destination for locals, as well as visiting yachtsmen and women.

Prevailing northerly winds during the summer make for ideal sailing conditions with warm breezes and constant sunshine well into the autumn months offering an extended season and excellent charter opportunities for owners seeking a second revenue stream.

The luxury Turkish marina hosted the first Aegean Link Cup in  2011, with 28 yachts and 200 yachtsmen taking part in the inaugural event from the Nautical Club of Samos and Aegean Athletic Club of Chios.  A full calendar of events is planned for 2012, including the prestigious Navy Cup.

Coordinates

38°19′. 2N 26°18′.1E

Time

UTC/GMT +2 hours

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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September 28, 2012 | Travel Turkey | View comments

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