"Worth a visit." Izmir by Tdiver

Izmir Travel Guide: 458 reviews and 1,281 photos

All things Izmir.

3rd biggest city in Turkey and 2nd biggest port.Was called Smyrna.
If you can see past the urban sprawl and traffic then it has some little gems to surprise you with.
The old centre just off of Fevzipasa Bulvari called Kemer Alti has lots of cafes and shops tucked in between the old buildingsThe Kizlaragasi Hani is a covered bazaar,a tad smaller than Istanbul!The sea front is lovely to stroll along and Konak Meydani with it's old clock tower and mosque are well worth a photo or two.If you keep walking south and west not too far then you can get a good view of the bay from the Asansor.
Izmir has a great web pages listing everything of course they're in Turkish but also in English.Here below are a few of the more important pages.
Izmir tourism site,also in German :-

City History.

Lots of History on this web page.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice old town.
  • Cons:Like all big cities,traffic.
  • In a nutshell:Well worth some time.
  • Last visit to Izmir: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2009 at 6:17 AM

    Thanks for your tips, going there in less than 2 weeks and so looking forward to that ;-)

  • albaaust's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2007 at 6:32 AM

    Izmur looks interesting. Can you get to Athens by Ferry from here? In December? Alice


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