In the second half of the 19th century, life in Alaçatı booms as the Greek workers who were brought to dry the existent swamp settled down to the locale and built stunning Alaçatı homes as well as the export of wine to all over the world. In addition to the vineyards; olive and almond are also a part of the natural richness. It is an adorable little town with its Balkan and Cretan Muslims that came following the population exchange which reached the present day without being disrupted. Alaçatı coast with its calm but windy situation is recently discovered by the wind surf devotees and hosts both the amateur surfers who just began surfing as well as international champions. Today many old stone houses are renovated. Most of them now house fine restaurants and cafes, as well as other small hotels. Along with these developments, vineyards, olive groves and lavender plantations are also being established around Alaçatı.