Çeşme: History and Location
It is thought that Çeşme was called Cyssus in ancient times, got its current name from the "fountains" from which the sailors supplied water. It is known that Erythrai, which has a very sheltered port, established relations with Egypt, Cyprus and western countries and developed its trade. Çesme is one of the main tourism centers of our country and has an international reputation, and its now living together with the remains of Erythrai (Ildırı) one of the 12 Ion unity in ancient times.
Çeşme lived under Lydia, Persia, Pergamon (Bergama) Kingdoms, Roman and Byzantine domination. The Port of Çeşme was the closest and most reliable point from Chios Island to the Anatolian shores. For this reason, the port has been able to sustain commercial trade for centuries.
In the last half of the 13rd century and the beginning of the 14th century, the influence of the Genoese, who made a name for the commercial life of Western Anatolia, was seen. In the same period, although the region was under the rule of Çaka Bey (Seljuks) for a while, his dominance was short-lived. Since the end of the 17th century, İzmir, which was a small commercial center where Western Anatolian products were sold, suddenly became commercially superior, and Çeşme Port gradually declined next to İzmir Port and lost its importance.
Cesme today a small county of İzmir, located at the end of the Karaburun peninsula (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesme). A six-lane highway connects Cesme and Izmir airport. The distance is 93 km and takes an hour to drive.
Participants may be subject to different visa applications depending on the country passport they hold. Click here to get information about the visa regimes applied by the Republic of Turkey. Participants who are subject to a visa can click here to submit their application online. The local organizing committee will provide an invitation letter to be used for visa and travel purposes if required.
How to Reach: Airline connection to İzmir
The closest international airport to the workshop venue is İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB). There are direct flight connections to İzmir from the major cities of Europe. The map shows the routes in January 2022. There will be more connections in September, 2022. Alternative routes are also available with more than one connection. A connected flight from Istanbul is also a choice (https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/ist/routes). The below routes show the flights in January 2022.
Transfer from airport to workshop venue
The workshop venue does not have a public transfer connection.The organizing company provides free two-way shuttle service to the participants who stay at the congress hotel for 7 nights (11 September Arrival and 18 September Departure). Alternatively there are plenty of options for shuttle and taxi transfers (~30-50€ one way). It takes nearly an hour drive from airport to workshop venue (Çeşme). Some options for transfer companies are listed below
The hotel's ballroom will be used as a meeting hall. In addition, adequate facilities are provided for the poster presentation area and the committee meeting room. The main meeting hall's capacity is 550 persons in classroom setup (660sqm).