Once known as the ancient harbour city Smyrna, İzmir is now the 3rd most populated city in Türkiye. It has been home to different cultures, religions and civilizations for centuries. Throughout history, İzmir has been a major commercial centre on the Aegean coastline of Anatolia.
İzmir is among the leading contributors to the Turkish economy. Trade, industry and tourism sectors are lively in populous central districts, while agriculture and animal husbandry are prominent farther afield. İzmir is the city of olives, figs and grapes, the land of the natural, organic and fresh Aegean cuisine that form the soul of its culture and modern gastronomy. Also İzmir has a lovely golf club in Urla.If you come to İzmir and you want to play golf that golf club could be your secret garden.
The city is home to many top hotels, a large variety of good quality restaurants, exciting shopping and best of all, a temperate climate making it the ideal place to hold a meeting or conference throughout the year.
One of the most appealing characteristics of İzmir is the nearby towns and tourist attractions, which include the spectacular ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus (Efes), the best-preserved classical city on the Eastern Mediterranean. Çeşme, Alaçatı and Urla are coastal towns that hosts the nature and history and becoming popular for wine and gastronomy tourism. Constant wind makes Alaçatı the perfect location also for wind and kite surfers.
- Kumru sandwich
- Aegean mezzes
- Touch the stone houses and feel the authentic architecture
- Feel breeze blowing from the sea
- Hear the nightlife, listen to DJ performances and percussion players
- Hear barnacles noises