Gümüþlük (Myndus)which is one...
Gümüþlük (Myndus)which is one of the oldest settlements on the Peninsula.Many ancient remains can be seen on the land and beneath the sea.Most notable of these is the ancient breakwater once connecting the little island to the mainland,and the foundations of the once standing harbour tower.All varieties of fish can be found in the restaurants of the village,which is especially known for its octopus salad and fish soup.
The Archaeological Museum,...
The Archaeological Museum, near Konak Square, houses a superb collection of
antiquities including the statues of Poseidon and Demeter which, in ancient times, stood in
Neighboring the Archaeological Museum, the collection of the Ethnographical Museum
contains folkloric artifacts, among which are a fine collection of Bergama and Gordes
carpets, traditional costumes and camel bridles.
Situated on Ataturk Caddesi, in an old Izmir house used by the founder of the Turkish
Republic, the Ataturk Museum exhibits photographs of the leader as well as some of his personal effects.
The Selcuk Yasar Art Museum is a private museum on Cumhuriyet Bulvari with a collection of 20th century Turkish art.
The Natural History Museum in Bornova attracts as a natural reserve of the Aegean Region landscapes' historical
Hisar Mosque is the largest and oldest in Izmir. Built in the 16th century, with restorations in the 19th century, it has a
delightful interior with an interesting mimber (pulpit) and mihrab( altar). Other mosques in Izmir are Salepcioglu (20th
century), Sadirvan (17th century with 19th-century restorations) and Kemeralti (17th century); all are situated close to the
In the centre of Cumhuriyet Meydani, or Republic Square, stands the Ataturk Monument, an impressive statue of Ataturk
sitting on a horse and facing the sea. Erected in 1933 the Monument commemorates the liberation of the city by Turkish
Standing in Karsiyaka, The Flying Dolphins is a Monument that symbolizes friendship and brotherhood.
In Izmir food culture vegetables are very important. They cook with olive oil. Therefore olive oil is a must. I like stuffed artichoke. sometimes I cook it in Istanbul too but Im afraid artichokes are different here in Istanbul :( Thats why it's delicious when I eat stuffed artichoke in Izmir. Anyway if you see or someone offer you stuffed artichoke in Izmir don't miss this chance :)
Swissair, Lufthansa and...
Swissair, Lufthansa and Turksih Airlines have schedule flights to Izmir.
Many Charter companies have more resonable flights
Taxi is cheap and easy, do not try the public transportations, except the boats to/from Karsiyaka.
Konak Meydani (square).
Nice area to walk around as it's pedestrianised.The old clock tower built in 1901 and the small mosque with some lovely tile work.Just be careful of the pigeons as there are hundreds and they still insist on feeding them.