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City Guide: IzmirAs the third biggest city of the Turkish Republic, Izmir, the most important door of the Anatolia opening to the Aegean Sea has a history tracing back to, at least, 8.000 years ago. A city acquiring such a long history since the paleolithic years is inevitable to harbour countless civilisations, from empires (Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires) to small ones (Hittite Empire) throughout the history. The Artemis Temple, the 7th biggest historical artifact in the world's brilliants list, is at Izmir. 3 of the 7 churches named within the Bible are within the borders of this city.
Tourist AttractionsIzmir had been a harbour city getting the East and the West together during the history. It is the Efes Archaic City located at Selcuklu, one of the most important and fundamental historic city in the world, bringing this characteristic in Izmir. The construction of Efes traces back to 6000 B.C. It was a significant political and commercial harbour city . It was the capital of Asia Province at the time of the Roman Empire. The most magnificent years of Hellenistic culture were lived here. Artemis Temple situated within Efes is the most important temple of the Artemis culture.
Some of the other architectural structures being worth to be experienced by you are Odeion (used as concert building), Magnesia, Heracles, Mazeus Mithridates and Gymnasiumu (the doors), Gymnasion (school at the time of Roma), Prytaneion (municipality building) and the Virgin Mery Church. The more is waiting to be witnessed by you.
The Bergama Archaic City located at Bergama district is another part of the historical aspect of Izmir. The architectural works included in here are gorgeous. Roman City, Bergama Library, Dionysos Temple and more are existed within the Archaic City. Likewise, there are more archaic cities waiting for your viewing.
In the 6th B.C. century, Efes Archaic City was the locomotive place with regard to the production of science, art and culture. The Sapient Heracleitos, the dream interpreter Artemidoros, the Poet Callinos, the Poet Hipponaks, the Sapient Zenodots are all famous individuals grown up at Efes.
The Clock Tower at Konak Square, Asansor (elevator) Tower reflecting the Jewish culture, Kemeralti stretching between Mezarlıkbasi and Konak Square (historical covered market), museums (Izmir Archeology Museum, Agora Museum, Izmir Etnography Museum, Efes Museum...), public houses, hamams (turkish baths), libraries are all among the rich cultural and historical structures at the city.
Culture & EntertainmentIzmir has a pretty rich culture. This is the natural consequence of its versatile history and it to be a highly modern city. The number of culture centers, art galleries, theaters, conservatories, cinemas, museums, libraries are impressively high. Also, handicrafts, local activities (special days and festivals), folk music are the core elements of the local culture. International festivals, organizations and fairs also reflect the modern facet of the city. Izmir International Jazz Festival, Izmir International Art Festival and Izmir International Fair are just a few examples.
Izmir has a 629 km coast to the Aegean Sea. While 101 km of the coast is used as beach the existence of peninsulas and bays provide, other than beach facilities, the opportunity of different kinds of sea sports. The beaches at Selcuk(Pamucak), Cesme (Ilica and Altinkum), Gumuldur, Foca, Candarli districts are the most famous ones. Cesme is one of the few domestic and foreign tourism centers located at the west of the city. The inclination to Cesme is anticipated to increase within the next years. Izmir city, particularly the south of the Cesme Peninsula, is one of the main route for yacht sport. Cesme- Kusadasi route is the most developed line for yacht tourism.
Agamemnon Thermal Springs appearing in the legendary of Homeros and named as Balcova are known as curative places. These places are fairly hilarious to enjoy yourself, not merely for recovery of your health. Thermal spring culture at Izmir is pervasive as a consequence of the natural world at Izmir.
Innumerable cafes and bars is possible to come upon in the city. Especially, the bars at the Kordon Boyu (the coast of Alsancak) and Karsiyaka are really entertaining locations. Walking alongside Kordon Boyu is something dreamy. Theaters, cinemas and concert spaces are considerably more than enough to amuse yourself and to have a great time.
Food & DrinkFoods for health and collation compose the nature of Izmir cuisine. From sea food to vegetables, from meat dishes to food for breakfast, you can find a large menu in the cuisine of the city. Olive oil and fish take a high rank at the table of the kitchen of the city. Furthermore, a wide list of plant species put into the meal is another behalf of the food menu of Izmir. Also, rig and raisin of Izmir is famous. Fish restaurants are popular in the city.
Some plant species peculiar to Izmir's cuisine
Sevket-i Bostan: its food with lamb, eaten as lettuce, for health
Arapsaci: Giving taste and smell to food, for health
Turp otu: Eaten boiled or broiled with egg, for health
Izmir kofte (meat ball), mucver (mince, onion, boiled rice, egg, parsley, salt), papaz yahnisi (veal, garlic, onion)
ShoppingKemeralti is the main and the most important shopping center of Izmir. It’s shops are lined up along the two sides of Anafartalar Street. Glamorous antiques, fascinating jewelery, rig, raisin, different types of clothing and more can be found at this market. Shops alongside the Kordon coast at Alsancak and in Karsiyaka Bazaar, are pretty modern and amusing. Likewise, excellent boutiques and large stores are located at Cankaya and Alsancak. Karsiyaka Bazaar is suitable for women to buy a great variety of locally traditional and fashionable women clothing.
The hand-painted pottery and carpet special to Kizlaragasi Han as one of the best shopping places for tourists are the local arts that can be bought as gift or for pleasure.
In Skylife Izmir
The World Is Speaking Turkish!
The World Is Speaking Turkish!
Bringing together Turkish-speaking students from across a broad region stretching from Senegal to Germany and from Mongolia to Bosnia, the Festival is taking place this year May 24 to June 16, again with Turkish Airlines sponsorship. Two thousand student finalists from 140 countries on five continents are participating in the festival, based on the slogan “Toward Universal Peace”. The finalists will present an array of colorful events in categories such as song, poetry, folklore, theater and short film at the festival, which has been awarding students from different countries who speak good Turkish since 2003.
The Festival Calendar
Culture Fest: May 24-26 - Izmir International Fairgrounds
Opening Ceremony: June 1 - Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadium
Sufi Concert: June 5 - Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome
Song Final: June 7 - Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome
Poetry Final: June 8 - Ankara Arena Sports Stadium
Closing Ceremony: 16 June - Ataturk Olympic Stadium
Ticket Sales Offices: Izmir
|Address||HALİT ZİYA BULVARI NO:65 ÇANKAYA/İZMİR|
|Phone||232-484 12 20/SNT.|
|Fax||232-483 62 81|
Saturday : 09:00-17:45
Sunday : Closed
|Address||THY İzmir Kargo Müdürlüğü Adnan Menderes Havalimanı Kargo Terminali Gaziemir İzmir|
|Phone||232 274 23 00 / 30204|
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Izmir: Airport Map Information
Adnan Menderes Airport
Address : Sarnıç Mevkii 35410 Gaziemir / İzmir Phone : +90 232 274 26 26
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