CESME is located 80 km west of the third largest city of TURKEY, IZMİR through Izmir-Cesme highway. As of 2000 census the population of Cesme is 37,372. Due to its popularity, the population rises much in the summer. Many coves and sandy beaches let people swim on the wavy shores of Cesme. There are houses, hotels, motels, pensions along the shores from Alacati to Ildir at the south. Akay Garden Resort is located in Ildir village in which the ancient city Erythrai is located 15 km northeast of Ilica beach and 60 kms away from Izmir city centre.