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LIFE IN ALACATI


The famous narrow cobbled streets of Alacati is decorated by the single or two-storied stone houses. Having this historic architectural structure as the most important economic value of Alaçatı, slowly started the migration from metropolis and became a reason for foreigners to flock here. The first small hotel was opened in 2001 and in such a very short time Alaçatı has become one of the most popular holiday resorts in Turkey. Natural white stones that are extracted around the region were used almost in all Greek houses. They are kind of stones that harden easily right after the processing. Because the stone houses are preserved intact, the youngest of these houses is nearly 100 years old. Therefore, Alacati town center is also declared as “Urban Site /Protected Area” in 2006. As a result of that, making new buildings contain elements contrary to the traditional architectural tissue has been banned and restoring or repairing old houses without loss of fidelity has been a must. Most of the restored houses actually converted into extremely charming small hotels and chic restaurants that are known country-wide. Being developed under the control of the government, our lovely little town has become one of the most protected resorts of the country –perhaps the most beautiful too-.