İzmir world's third largest city of Turkey, located west of Anatolian Peninsula, center of Aegean region. Aegean Sea and Aegean Islands are located west, Manisa on east, Aydin on south, Balikesir on north. Izmir located around the Izmir gulf, landscapewise Turkey's 23. largest province and 3rd populated city.
To reach İzmir, one of the most populated city of Turkey, one can use land and sea transportation.
By land:Can be reached by private car as well as by the busses travel to İzmir from all over the
By air:those who want to reach İzmir by plane can go to İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport and from here can travel wherever they want.
İzmir, Aegean Region's typical example has one of the most important stream Gediz, Small Menderes and Bakircay. Wavy Izmir shores creates a unique gulf and beaches. Foca, Gumuldur, Ozdere, Karaburun and Cesme beaches are Izmir's most known touristic areas. Izmir's geographic structure makes an opportunity for fishing shelter and harbours. Warm summers and tepid winters, Izmir, under the effects of Mediterrenean climate. rough and needle leafed, droughtproof bushes makes Izmir's natural vegetation.
Izmir known as Aegean region's pearl, one of the advanced summer vacation locations. With Nature, sea, beaches and historical beauties waiting to be explored. Developed as well as undepraved nature, deepest blue sea and kind people provide sincere hospitality to the travellers here. A lot of beautiful places and activities to do in Izmir. Known as heart of the city and locals meeting place Konak Square following up with Historical Izmir Kemeraltı Bazaar provides both cheap and delicious tastes are worthwhile.Ephesus Antique City the worldwide known touristic place will be one of the delightfull experiences you'll ever have. Ephesus Mother Mary Church, Teos Ancient City, Metropolis Ancient City, Pitane Ancient City, Myrina Ancient City, Izmir Historical Elevator, Hadrian Temple, Belevi Mausoleum, Erythrai Ancient City, Foca Ancient Theatre, Foca Athena Temple, Klazomenai Ancient City, St. John Church, Izmir Beth Israel Tabernacle, Larissa Ancient City, Cesme Castle and Pergamon are among Izmir's hidden historical beauties. Inspiration to the poets, Alsancak considered to be nature's wonder. You should definitely see this cute place. Swim through Cesme's clear and bright seas. Experience sea sports at Alacati's turquoise waters and sightsee in adorable streets. While you're at Izmir you should try thermal hot springs. Agamemnon, Cesme and Karakoc Hot Springs, Malgaca Icmeleri and Cesme spas will grant you new experience.Izmir Bird Paradise considered to be archeological site, provide bicycle tours and witness the mesmerizing views here. Izmir Funfair, Konak Pier, Lady Zubeyde tomb, Ataturk museum, Konak mask museum, kordonboyu are Izmir's must see places. After an exhausting Izmir journey, take a break at Batisin cafe and sip through your drinks while enjoying the stunning view of landscape.
Izmir and around are rich in food variety. You can't forget the taste of Mediterrenean, Aegean and Anatolian foods. Tarhana, tere, bulamac, tranca kellesi soups, papaz stew, kirde, sakiz stew, mucver, Izmir meatballs, sevketi bostan, radika salad, tomatoe basti, jerusalem artichoke, Pazi Roast, Ephesus Arapsaci, stuffed artichoke, ebegumeci and revani are among Izmir's popular tastes.
Kemeralti streets are Izmir's most populated shopping area. Urgancılar Bazaar, Kuyumcular Bazaar, Alsancak, Kordonboyu, Karsiyaka, Cumhuriyet Street and shopping malls are Izmir's principal shopping places.