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Izmir Archaeology Museum

Museums

Birgi Cinaralti Pension Birgi

Boutique Hotel

Simarik Meyhane

Traditional Turkish (Fasil - Meyhane)

Agora Museum

Museums

Nergis Otel Karaburun

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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.

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Turkish Food Recipes

Stuffed Kale Rolls with Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Chickpeas with Meat - Legume Courses

Main Course

Borek with Spinach - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Stuffed Aubergines in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses

Main Course

Pilaf with Tomato - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Crusted Meatballs or Icli Kofte - Meat Mezes

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