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Izmir – The Third Largest City of Turkey   Izmir is located on the west of Turkey, on the Aegean coastline. It is the...

Izmir – The Third Largest City of Turkey   Izmir is located on the west of Turkey, on the Aegean coastline. It is the most important and the biggest settlement of the Aegean Region, and the third largest city of Turkey. Turkish people generally call Izmir as ‘Beautiful Izmir&rs

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Kemeralti Izmir

Kemeralti is the historical market (bazaar) area of Izmir and was originally formed from the street that surrounded the shallow in...

Kemeralti is the historical market (bazaar) area of Izmir and was originally formed from the street that surrounded the shallow inner bay of the city which silted over time during the 17th century enabling the bazaar to extend over a wider area. Location of Kemeralti It is surrounded by what is

Kemeralti Izmir

Kordon or Kordonboyu Izmir

This area runs along a coastal promenade in Alsancak in the centre of Izmir and has chic bars, cafés, fine restaurants (par...

This area runs along a coastal promenade in Alsancak in the centre of Izmir and has chic bars, cafés, fine restaurants (particularly fish), elegant and expensive stores selling designer clothing and furniture and is very popular with locals for strolling, running and bicycling.   Eat

Kordon or Kordonboyu Izmir

Urla Izmir

The oldest Olive Oil Atelier - Urla, which has all the characteristics of the Aegean Region, is located in the central part of the...

The oldest Olive Oil Atelier - Urla, which has all the characteristics of the Aegean Region, is located in the central part of the peninsula, 38 km west of Izmir. Urla has been a cultural centre for many ages, with ruins belonging to the Hittite Empire. Urla carries the Aegean soul with its sm

Urla Izmir

Balcova Izmir

Balcova is one of the nine districts in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Izmir and is the smallest in terms of size, and follows t...

Balcova is one of the nine districts in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Izmir and is the smallest in terms of size, and follows the southern coastline of the inner Gulf of İzmir, 8km from the city centre. It has the neighbouring district of Narlidere on its south and west sides and is known for ha

Balcova Izmir

Kizlaragasi Hani or Caravanserai Izmir

This Ottoman Caravanserai (inn) is one of Izmir’s most interesting buildings, it was constructed in 1744 by Haci Besir Aga a...

This Ottoman Caravanserai (inn) is one of Izmir’s most interesting buildings, it was constructed in 1744 by Haci Besir Aga and is a rare example of this type of architecture to have survived to the present day.  The magnificent building has a 4,000m2 courtyard completely covered by a lead

Kizlaragasi Hani or Caravanserai Izmir

Ephesus – The Best Preserved

Ephesus is the second most visited attraction in Turkey after the Sultanahmet district in Istanbul. If you are travelling to Iz...

Ephesus is the second most visited attraction in Turkey after the Sultanahmet district in Istanbul. If you are travelling to Izmir or Kusadasi we highly recommend you take a visit here. You will need approximately 3 hours for the trip and we strongly advise you take water with you when visiting d

Ephesus – The Best Preserved Ancient City in the World

Boyoz Pastry of Izmir

Boyoz is Turkish pastry that is associated with the Izmir region and is prepared commercially using an original recipe; the inh...

Boyoz is Turkish pastry that is associated with the Izmir region and is prepared commercially using an original recipe; the inhabitants of Izmir see this pastry as a symbol of their city and when they are away from home will have a longing for it. The most common Boyoz is made plain without addit

Boyoz Pastry of Izmir

Aliaga Izmir

Aliaga is located 50km north of Izmir and sits in the heart of ancient Aeolia and although the names are similar they are in no wa...

Aliaga is located 50km north of Izmir and sits in the heart of ancient Aeolia and although the names are similar they are in no way connected as the town was named after K.oğlu Ali Ağa who is a member of the affluent Karaosmanoğlu Ayan and who owned an estate there. Ancient Sites The remains

Aliaga Izmir

Karsiyaka Izmir

This is the second largest district in Izmir city after Konak in terms of population and has been 99.9% urbanised with high levels...

This is the second largest district in Izmir city after Konak in terms of population and has been 99.9% urbanised with high levels of development in terms of lifestyle and services. Karşıyaka was originally a very small village becoming a suburb of İzmir in the 19th century, and growing larger a

Karsiyaka Izmir

Konak Pier Izmir

The Konak Pier in Izmir’s city centre was designed by Gustave Eiffel and opened in 1890.  Konak Pier was originally con...

The Konak Pier in Izmir’s city centre was designed by Gustave Eiffel and opened in 1890.  Konak Pier was originally constructed as a warehouse and was built together with a French customs office at the nearby by Pasaport Quay and was part of the regeneration works to Izmir's port infr

Konak Pier Izmir

Izmir Clock Tower (Saat Kulesi)

This historic clock tower is located in the Konak Square in the city centre of Izmir and was designed by the Levantine French arch...

This historic clock tower is located in the Konak Square in the city centre of Izmir and was designed by the Levantine French architect Raymond Charles Père, and built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Abdülhamid II (1876–1909). The cloc

Izmir Clock Tower (Saat Kulesi)

Hisar Mosque Izmir

Hisar Mosque translates to “Fort Mosque" and is located in the Hisar district near the Kemeralti bazaar.  Rec...

Hisar Mosque translates to “Fort Mosque" and is located in the Hisar district near the Kemeralti bazaar.  Records show this magnificent building was constructed between 1592 and 1598 by Aydinoglu Yakup Bey; it is one of the largest of Izmir’s mosques and contains some of t

Hisar Mosque Izmir

Izmir will have 18 new

Currently, Izmir has 6 yacht marinas with 1965 mooring capacity. Shortly, with the 18 additional yacht marinas, the mooring capaci...

Currently, Izmir has 6 yacht marinas with 1965 mooring capacity. Shortly, with the 18 additional yacht marinas, the mooring capacity will increase to 8,365 boats. The new marinas will be as follows: Marina                           &n

Izmir will have 18 new yacht marinas soon

Bergama or Pergamon

Bergama is north-west of the Aegean region, 107km from Izmir’s city centre and 30km from the coastline. The archaeologica...

Bergama is north-west of the Aegean region, 107km from Izmir’s city centre and 30km from the coastline. The archaeological remains found here date from Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras as well as pre-history. After being ruled by Persians and Lydians, Alexander the Great took

Bergama or Pergamon

Gumuldur Izmir

Gumuldur, which is famous for its tangerine gardens, is a place where green and blue is integrated perfectly. Gumuldur is a small ...

Gumuldur, which is famous for its tangerine gardens, is a place where green and blue is integrated perfectly. Gumuldur is a small town, 50 km away from Izmir . The wind brings the unique smell of the tangerine trees and the town is ideal for those looking for a quiet holiday.  Gumuldur as a

Gumuldur Izmir

Izmir Photos

Historic Places in Izmir

Guzelyali Izmir

Historic Izmir Photo Gallery

Agora of Smyrna Izmir

Agora Shopping Center

Alsancak

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Turkish Food Recipes

Fried Aubergine with Yogurt Sauce - Vegetable Mezes

Cold Meze

Fried Calamari - Seafood Mezes

Hot Meze

Cauliflower Soup - Soup

Beef or Lamb Tava - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Pilaf with Chickpeas - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Spiced Mutton Liver (Arnavut Cigeri) - Meat Mezes

Hot Meze

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