Guide to Alacati kitesurfing holidays in Turkey

Feb 17, 2023 BY AWE365 Team

In this guide to Alacati kitesurfing holidays in Turkey we look at this laid-back, unspoilt resort on Turkey’s Aegean coast. The resort has made a name for itself over the years as a top destination for kitesurfing and windsurfing, with reliable wind and a beautiful backdrop.

Alacati is easy to get to, just an hour from Izmir and its airport. Take an Alacati kitesurfing holiday and discover this lovely corner of Turkey’s Cesme Peninsula from the sea. And to find out why it is one of the best places to learn to kitesurf in Europe.

Turkey Kitesurfing in Alacati Flickr image by Konstantin Zamkov

Guide to Alacati kitesurfing holidays

Alacati offers great conditions for kitesurfers at every level. The town is set back in a long bay, which is shallow and calm for the first 500m as you move off-shore. This area is ideal for beginners, with clear waist-deep calm water. Further out in the bay, you’ll find stronger winds and challenging conditions for intermediates and experts.

The main Alacati kitesurfing main season runs from May to September, when the northerly Meltemi wind blows strong and consistent all day. This is the best time for beginners to visit, and for flat-water kitesufers.

Those looking for wind will love Alacati in winter. The wind then blows from the south and creates some nice waves in the bay. As kitesurfing holidays worldwide go Alacati probably isn’t in the top ten but it would be in the top hundred.

More than just beach and wind

Alacati is not a typical bucket-and-spade destination. It is a pretty Turkish town with plenty of charm and character.

Guide to Alacati kitesurfing holidays in Turkey Wikimedia CC image by Irfan Parlar

In the evening, kitesurfers and other watersports fans gather in the beachside restaurants and pavement cafes and chat about their day out on the water. There is plenty to do and see if the wind does happen to have an off-day, and a great nightlife and restaurant scene.

Kitesurfing holidays in Turkey

Of course kitesurfing in Turkey offers plenty of advantages. Low prices, friendly locals, well developed tourism and facilities all with wonderful weather. You can book cheap package holidays and there are usually late deals available.

So take an Alacati kitesurf trip to see this gorgeous corner of Turkey for yourself. It almost feels as if it’s made for kitesurfing, but with plenty on offer on land as well as on the water.

We hope you found this Guide to Alacati kitesurfing holidays in Turkey inspirational. Head here if you want to kiteboard in Turkey.

Aegean Sea, Alacati, Cesme, Europe, Mediterranean Sea, Turkey
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate, Meltemi Wind
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