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Ilica Cesme

Ilica Cesme
Ilıca (pronounced Iluja) is a large resort area on the Cesme peninsula which is in western Turkey in the province of Izmir and is 5km from the district centre of Çeşme where its municipal administrative offices are located. At the end of the 19th century in was mainly a summer retreat for the wealthy of Izmir and today is a very popular location as it is famed for its hot thermal springs, some of which are in the sea.

Thermal Springs of Ilica

These springs were written about by Pausanias and Charles Texier, and Yusuf Cemal
 was the first to scientifically analyse these thermal springs and publish his findings in the Turkish language. The springs went on to become famous both internationally and scientifically and were written about by the Ottomans, French and Greeks. Still standing in Ilıca is a mansion (yalı) associated with Muhammad Ali who was the son of Egypt’s Tosun Paşa who came to seek a cure before his premature death.

The thermal springs in Ilica are hot, the sodium chloride is between 42 and 55, and it is very salty (contains 27 grams of salt per liter).
Ilica Spring waters are unique as the water is not only coming out on shore, but it is also coming out from the sea bed mixing with the sea water. This adds minerals to the sea water at the Ilica Beach which is ideal for the skin.
To most popular thermal springs in Cesme are Topan and Hamidiye.

Ilica Attractions

Ilıca is also famed for its beautiful beach, 1.5km of white soft sand, bright clear turquoise water and has perfect wind conditions for windsurfing, along with neighbouring  Alacati whose location is known internationally as one of the best places to windsurf and hosts the world windsurfing championships every year.

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Turkish Food Recipes

Pilaf with Chicken Liver - Rice & Pasta Dishes

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Oven Cooked Mucver - Vegetable Courses

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Lentils with Minced Meat - Legume Courses

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