A coastal town in west Turkey that spans across an area of 260 sq km and comprising of a modest population of 40,000 has a new reason to celebrate. Turkey’s Cesme Marina has been named ‘Best Tourism Investment’ at this year’s Izmir Tourism Awards. Cesme Marina won “Best Tourism Investment” as decided by the judging panel of tourism professionals. The award was one of eighteen presented on the night including; Best Tourism Management, Best Tourism Journalism, Best Tourism Professional, Best Travel Agency, and Special Mansions. The awards bring authorities, organizations and volunteers together who have contributed to the region’s tourism through various activities during Tourism Week which aims to increase awareness of tourism in the region.
The award, presented to Cesme’s general manager Kemal Saatcioglu on behalf of Izmir’s Department of Culture and Tourism, follows the company’s victory at the 2011 Real Estate Awards and its win as ‘Best Marina of the Year’ at the Golden Anchor awards, organized by Turkish newspaper Dünya and the Deniz News Agency. Cesme Marina continues to receive accolades due to the quality of facilities developed by its owners, IC Holding and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas and the commitment of its staff.
An ancient and strategic Mediterranean port, Cesme is a charming place to visit, a great base for wintering your yacht in Turkey and a perfect home port to explore the Islands of the Aegean – with the idyllic islands of Chios, and Lesbos in easy reach. Its position at the tip of the Izmir peninsula provides convenient access to the Aegean Sea, with its estimated 300 islands large and small, as well as to the wider cruising grounds of the Mediterranean. Cesme Marina has been designed to be a unique holiday destination in its own right, the new development blending harmoniously with the traditional flavours and styles of this ancient and strategic Mediterranean port. Ideal for cruising the Aegean and Mediterranean or just short trips to the local Greek Islands Cesme Marina is just 45 minutes from Adnan Menderes International Airport.
Cesme Marina is a 400-berth, full service, luxury marina for yachts up to 60m (197ft). It features an array of bars, shops and restaurants, as well as a full service boatyard with 80-tonne travel lift and 20-tonne boat mover.
The occupancy rate continues to increase at the marina due to the constantly improving facilities the latest of which being the extension of the breakwater.
Along with its full service facility for yachtsmen to both base their boats on long term basis and to visitors on islands, the marina is also an ideal destination for visitors who enjoy the shore side. With superb choices in shops, bars and restaurants the marina is lively and has a sense of celebration lingering in the air. The constant efforts of Camper & Nicholson’s Marinas and IC Holding have paid dividends and have been acknowledged. The marina has great potential and will continue to offer its exquisite services to both new and returning customers.