The Aegean town of Alacati manages to effortlessly combine traditional Turkish hospitality with stylish boutique hotels, high-end fashion, independent art galleries and lively beach clubs. Popular for its boutique hotels with bijou pools and great food, there are also a myriad of new designer-led shops and unique artworks blossoming in Alacati.
Alacati is increasingly referred to as the coolest coastal town in Turkey, and for very good reasons. Its boutiques to browse for the latest Turkish fashion designer creations as well as antiques and local olive oil include Yastik by Rifak Ozbek, Madame Coco, Sakula, Camgeran, Bazen, Zeytin vs and Eskiden. While Alacati's Millfest Fashion and Arts Festival to be held on 4-9 July this year promises the participation of at least 30 young and emerging fashion designers showcasing and selling their creations.
Alacati's characterful village ambience and the preservation of its historical feel have long attracted both resident artists and those who visit for inspiration. Thus there are a number of galleries with paintings, sculptures and ceramics to explore and exhibitions to look out for, including Art Shop, Artura Gallery, Chremine Vidori, Kirmizi Ardic Kusu Gallery, Peri Gallery and Serap Yurdaer among others.
In line with its well-earned reputation for being cool and sophisticated, Alacati has trendy beach clubs to relax at during the day, including Sole Mare, Babylon Cesme and Paparazzi, and beach parties for the sultry evenings – at any of which Turkish celebrities can be seen soaking up the vibrant atmosphere.
From stylish boutiques to top-notch cuisine, for those who love everything high-end; Alacati is the latest news.