An ancient and strategic Mediterranean port, Çeşme is a charming place to visit, a great base for wintering your yacht in Turkey and a perfect home port to explore the Aegean – with the idyllic islands of Chios, Samos and Lesvos all within easy reach. Discerning yacht owners and captains are assured of a warm welcome and the very best in amenities and vessel support, afloat and ashore. Whether as a cruising base, a short stop-over or extended visit, Çeşme Marina will enhance your and your guests’ enjoyment of this stunning region and make the experience truly memorable and exceptional.
Cesme Marina, a chic and vibrant marina village set in a natural harbour is sensitively integrated within the traditional maritime city of picturesque Cesme, rich in history and atmosphere. This romantic ancient harbour is a wonderful place to visit, an ideal base for wintering your yacht and a perfect home port from which to explore the Aegean – with the idyllic isles of Chios and Lesbos just a short sail away. You’ll find yourself enchanted by the marina village’s numerous elegant cafés and fine eateries, and also attracted to the marine fashion retail outlets and designer boutiques of the modern retail complex. Cesme Marina was awarded the “Best architectural project” title at Arkitera Architectural Awards in 2010, the “Best Marina” title at the Golden Anchor Awards in Istanbul in 2011, “Best Tourism Investment” at the 4th Izmir Tourism Awards in April 2012, PIANC Marine Excellence Design Award in 2014, the SILVER accolade for EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA by the Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice 2017 and the bronze accolade with “Olive Oil Project” at the Green World Awards 2018.
Cesme Marina Position: 38◦ 19ı.24N / 26◦ 18ı.08E Pilotage into Cesme Marina is straightforward whether approaching from the north or the south. Cesme Castle is easy identifiable and lies immediately north east of the marina. The outer breakwater and the green light are easily identified day and night. The channel between Chios and the mainland is free of unmarked hazards. The rocks, marked by a beacon a mile west of the entrance, should be kept a quarter of a mile to starboard – or leave to port, passing mid-way between the rocks and the headland. Pass between the breakwater to starboard and the pier to port. On approach, contact us on channel 72 to arrange your marina berth. The entrance of Cesme Marina is 88 meters wide, and it is protected by a breakwater of 300 meters allowing yachts a safe entry. Regulations – Cesme Harbor, Customs and Passport Police offices are a short walk from the marina. The marina team at the Capitainerie will be pleased to advise on opening times and other formalities. Yachts entering Turkey are required to obtain a transit log (yacht cruising permit). When leaving Turkey, yachts should depart within 24 hours of clearing out.
Cesme Marina has a fully serviced boatyard with an 80-ton travel hoist and a 20-ton boat mover as well as storage ashore for up to 100 yachts.