Izmir Info

izmir Guide

Sky Bar

Bars - Pubs

Yüzdeyüz Cafe & Restaurant

International (Others)

Tarihi Kemeralti Lokantasi Restaurant

Home made cooking

Forum Bornova Shopping Centre

Shopping Centre

Simarik Meyhane

Traditional Turkish (Fasil - Meyhane)

Kizlaragasi Hani or Caravanserai 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 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 roof and because of its closeness to the harbour was always a very busy and active trading place.  In the past it was mainly used by visiting merchants from the East who came to trade their silk and spices.

After losing its importance as an inn and bazaar in the 18th and 19th centuries the building was only used as a warehouse for storage; it was restored in 1888 and again in 1933 and today visitors will find shops selling souvenirs, handicrafts, carpets, silver, leather goods and clothing. There is also a teahouse here where you can sit and drink a refreshing glass of Tea whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the Ottoman past.

Izmir Photos

Meyhane Sisim Izmir

Kemeralti Historic Bazaar

Ege Park Shopping Centre

Alsancak

Izmir

Forum Bornova Shopping Centre Izmir

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Turkish Food Recipes

Sekerpare - Almond Pastries - Other Desserts

Dessert

Chicken Meatballs - White Meat Courses

Main Course

Stuffed Vine Leaves - Vegetable Mezes

Cold Meze

Rice with Anchovies - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

American Salad - Yogurt Mezes

Cold Meze

Lamb and Okra Stew - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

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