Izmir: The pearl of the west, is Turkey's third largest city and one of the most important port cities. It has a great nature and a rich historical and cultural heritage.
Also known as Old Izmir, Smyrna, built on an islet of hundred acres flourished into a great center oF civilization over time. Established about 8500 years ago, the city is now home to a variety of world heritages.
The largest city of the Roman Empire which set an example to other ancient cities, Ephesus with its architectural and cultural landmarks is one of the most visited regions near to Selcuk in Izmir province.
The city is known as "beautiful Izmir" as it is blessed with numerous scenic beauties and is under the effect of the Mediterranean climate. The summer is hot and dry where as the winter is mild. Lush for all seasons, Izmir is one of the biggest pine nut production areas.
One of the most beautiful descriptions of this city was made by Herodotus, who was also from Izmir: “they have founded the city under the most beautiful sky and the best climate that we know on Earth." Thus, the city has earned its place in history.
Izmir, with its thriving investments and developing façade, has become a cultural capital of the Aegean and is rapidly on the way of becoming a world trademark.
Wouldn’t you like to get to know this thriving capital of the Aegean region?
How can I get there?
Although the transportation network is still subject to improvements, Izmir has a fairly well-developed transportation system. The Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is located near the city center and receives direct flights from many countries alongside connecting flights from Istanbul. There are also direct flights from Izmir to any airport cityRead More
There are a variety of places to go and many delicacies to taste in the city center and in the districts of Izmir province. Districts located in the center of Izmir such as Konak, Alsancak, Karşıyaka, Bornova, Goztepe and Güzelbahçe will give you some clues to city life in IzmirRead More
Izmir is one of Turkey's leading cities and is frequently mentioned for its events, fairs and festivals organized throughout the year. The Izmir International Fair is one of the most comprehensive and well-established fairs of Turkey and opened on September 9 for a period of 10 days every year. HeldRead More