ION CLUB ALACATI
The Best of Surfing Elements
Location : Alaçatı, Turkey
Season : April- October 2022
Opening hours : Daily 9.30 am – 6.00 pm
The spot of ION CLUB Alacati is situated in a huge protected bay, with a 500 meters long and 400 meters wide shallow area of shimmering turquoise water. In the south, the bay gives way to the open sea. The constant wind which blows sideshore from the left in summer, and the completely flat water create perfect conditions for windsurfers, as well as an excellent learning and practicing environment.
The ION CLUB Alacati is located in the south of Cesme Peninsula in the bay of Alacati, only 50 meters from the water. The building is protected from the wind and offers ample space. Hot showers, changing facilities and toilets are on site. Accessories such as lycras, t-shirts and harnesses can be purchased in the boutique belonging to the center.
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“Alaçatı is a unique windsurfing spot with huge standing area and flat water for all levels. Alaçatı town is an amazing “must see” place with beautiful restaurants, bars and shops. For every age and every level of windsurfing holiday, dream comes true in here. ION CLUB Alaçatı team is more than happy to welcome you all in this beautiful Aegean corner! “
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The spot is situated in a huge protected bay, with a 500 meters long and 400 meters wide shallow area of shimmering turquoise water. In the south, the bay gives way to the open sea. The constant wind, which blows sideshore from the left in summer, and the completely flat water create perfect conditions for windsurfers, as well as an excellent learning and practicing environment.
The ION CLUB Alacati Center is located in the south of Cesme Peninsula in the bay of Alacati, only 50 meters from the water. The building is protected from the wind and offers ample space. Hot showers, changing facilities and toilets are on site. Accessories such as lycras, t-shirts and harnesses can be purchased in the boutique belonging to the center. In its comfortable beach restaurant directly next to the ION CLUB Center, snacks and drinks are offered when you feel like taking a break between sessions.
Alacati is also a perfect place for beginners to learn windsurfing. Due to the huge shallow area, kids and adults can practice without any danger. In the morning usually the winds are light and therefore great, even for the smallest children. The combination of specially trained instructors, shallow warm water, light winds and special equipment for groms allows them to improve very quickly.
May, June, July, August, September.
From mid May until the end of September the well known “Meltem” blows from a northerly direction. Normally the wind is moderate in the morning and increases during the day. In spring and autumn, the dominating wind comes from the south. The “Poiras” blows sideshore from the right.
Flat water, ideal conditions for beginners, especially kids. In spring and autumn, nice small waves break in the bay.
HOW TO GET TO ALACATI?
Coming from Izmir Airport
Leave the airport and follow the sign to IZMIR at the first fork. Drive in this direction for about 12 km (lots of lights and intersections - but stay on this road). After about 12 km, follow the sign marked “ÇEŞME” / “ÇEVREYOLU”. Stay on the motorway feeder road and continue to follow the signs to “ÇEŞME”. After entering the paid road follow the signs for “ALAÇATI”. Toll: 4,25 TL (approx. 0,26 €) if having a rental car ask for motorway ticket type (OGS or HGS). After the toll station take the 3rd exit from the roundabout and after a 100 meters take the 3rd exit again. 1 km straight and the road will curve to the right. Follow that road and the highway will be parallel on your left-hand side. At the end of the street turn left and take the first exit from the roundabout to the right. After 3,5 km turn left and follow “Alaçatı Beach Resort” signs.
Alaçatı, 18010 sokak No: 11, 35960 Çeşme/İzmir, Turkey
WHAT TO DO AROUND ALACATI ?
ALACATI OLD TOWN
Dash into little boutique shops and cafes to sip homemade lemonade, wander around the streets of charming Alacati old town. In the evenings this little cute village really comes alive. The streets are bustling and the atmosphere buzzing with people enjoying the fashionable restaurants and bars.
Definitely worth a visit, Cesme Castle is a beautiful place to explore the history of the town. A climb to the top of the stairs at either side of Cesme Castle rewards visitors with amazing panoramic scenes of Cesme and the Aegean Sea.
EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY
Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometres southwest of Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey. It was built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. The city was famed for the nearby Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The ruins of Ephesus are a favourite international and local tourist attraction.
A story of pioneer since 1985
The story of the ION CLUB tells of people who have turned their passion for windsurfing and kitesurfing into a profession. Since its founding in 1985, customer orientation, team spirit, innovation and professionalism have been the top priorities of our corporate philosophy.
The ION CLUB / Club Mistral has gained a lot of experience in the 30 years of its existence and has developed more and more into a company that focuses on communicating with guests and fulfilling their needs and wishes.
With 17 water sports schools worldwide, we are one of the leading companies in this field. ION CLUB has a network of international partners in different countries. We strive to be international and multicultural and express this through the selection of our employees, who currently come from 24 different countries.
Frequently asked questions ?
What are the payment options?
Local currency TL, Euro and dollar cash. Also credit card Master Card and Visa.
When is the best time for the wind?
On a typical day it starts with low wind in the mornings and then gets stronger in the afternoon. If the morning wind blows from a north-easterly direction (called Gerence) it can be very strong and gusty. Gerence stops in the noon time and changes the direction to North and picks up regular in the afternoon.
Online wind forecasts work well for Alaçatı. We use windfinder to follow the forecast.
Is there WiFi available at the center?
Yes, there is free WiFi available at the ION CLUB center.
Do you have lockers at the center?
Yes, there are lockers at the center for you to keep your belongings locked.
Do we have to pay for the sun chairs in front of the center?
No, sun chairs and umbrellas in front of the center belong to ION CLUB and are free of charge for our guests.
What to see in Alaçatı town?
There are countless beach clubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and night clubs in the town of Alaçatı. Our team is more than happy to give you the up to date best places - get all informations at our front desk.
What to see around Alaçatı?
Çeşme is the nearest town to visit. There is a shopping street and Çeşme Castle to see. Also, Çeşme Marina is a great place to visit for shopping and having lunch or dinner.
Urla town is in 30 minute driving distance where you can visit wine yards and street art in the town center.
İzmir City is around 45 minutes driving distance via the highway. You can rent a car and visit the city center. There are also trips organized by Seya Hotel to İzmir city or Ephesus.