Alacati township is part of the district of Cesme within Turkey's Izmir Province. The town of Alacati is located on the "narrow waist" Cesme Peninsula traces in its extremity. It is at the center of a corridor where the winds from the north to the south and in the reverse direction abound. The dominant summer wind of poyraz allows Alacati to "breathe", while lodos wind which blows more frequently in winter keeps the climate mild.
The town is surrounded to its north by the locality of Ilica, famous for its beach, to its south by the port of Alacati where windsurfing clubs are located, and to its west with Karadağ heights covered with olive trees and, since more recent date, with vineyards.
The Alacati center is located at a distance of 3 km from the sea and lies at an average altitude of 16 meters. Access to Alacati is quite easy through the six-lane İzmir-Cesme highway and with Izmir center at a distance of only 70 km and with Adnan Menderes Airport served by international flights at a distance of 90 km. For those who depart from Istanbul with their own vehicles, once on Bandırma quay served by High Speed Craft services in partance of Istanbul's Yenikapı quay, a 340
km road through Balıkesir, Manisa and İzmir brings travellers to Alacati in about 4-5 hours.
Alacati is also served by regular intercity bus services in partance of Istanbul by the companies Varan and Ulusoy. In order to come by bus from Izmir to Alacati, travellers can take Cesme Seyahat bus services in partance of Izmir Central Bus Terminal or Üçkuyular Bus Terminal. The bus ride to Alacati from Izmir lasts only an hour.
Yachts can dock directly at Alacati Marina which is located at 38°15'N, 26°23'E.
The distances between Alacati and a few of important centers are as follows:
Alacati - İzmir : 70 km
Alacati - Cesme : 7km
Alacati-Erythrai : 15km
Alacati-Ephesus : 150km