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 Izmir and fascinate you with its restaurants and beautiful views. Agamemnon Thermal Spa in Balçova will help you to get rid of the stressful day and relax.
Tourists who want to enjoy the sun and the beach visit coastal towns near to Izmir such as Çeşme, Alaçatı, Seferihisar, Foca, Karaburun and Urla. The foundation of these towns date back to ancient times and the architectural façade of these towns still bear traces of these times. Offering crystal clear seas and beautiful weather, these valuable resorts of Izmir welcome guests all around the year.
The ancient cities and ruins such as the House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus, Teos, Kyme , Metropolis and Agora open doors to another world. The Clock Tower (Saatli Kule), the symbol of Izmir bult during the Ottoman Era, is another must-see landmark of the area.
Thanks to its climate and seaside location, the cuisine of Izmir is rich in fish and herb specialties such as nettle, chicory, or soleirolia dishes and seafood dishes such as seabeans, groupers, mussels, papalina and sardines.
Izmir Köfte (casserole of meatballs) and vegetable dishes with olive oil are the other popular dishes of the local cuisine which offers also lokma, sambali and quark cheese dessert with mulberries. Boyoz, a special kind of pastry made in Izmir and often eaten for breakfast, is another must-try specialty of the area.
In Izmir, there is a lot to do and to see. You will like the climate and enjoy your holiday.