Cesme has long been a mainstay vacation spot on Turkey's Aegean Sea coast for well-heeled locals and is becoming increasingly popular among other European holiday-makers. Its beaches offer crystal-clear waters, long stretches of sandy shore and excellent diving sites. They are well-equipped with upscale restaurants, shops and other facilities to make for a comfortable visit. The city also boasts a historical castle cum archaeology museum, thermal spas and other attractions.
--By Shayne Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor