walk in the streets of the...
Favorite thing: walk in the streets of the ancient Ephesus.
Only a little part of the antic city is brought to light.
visit the Great Theater at...
Favorite thing: visit the Great Theater at Ephesus.
It is on the Western slope of Panayirdag. Built between the reigns of Claudius (AD 41 - 54) and Trajan (AD 98 -117), it can receive 24.000 people.
Although Turkey as a nation is...
Favorite thing: Although Turkey as a nation is 99% muslim, several protestant churches do exist in Izmir. This one is the Anglican Church.
Visit a Cay Garden. This is...
Favorite thing: Visit a Cay Garden. This is where everyone goes to sit, socialize and sip some tea. This is a nice place to rest and people watch.
'climbe' to the highest point...
Favorite thing: 'climbe' to the highest point of the city the ' KATIFE KALE' old castle and enjoy the fantastic view of IZMIR.
Izmir is beautifully...
Favorite thing: Izmir is beautifully surrounded by mountains. The water is very dirty though, not recommended for swimming!
This beautiful old mosque was...
Favorite thing: This beautiful old mosque was also located in the Konak Square.
It was a hot day with about 40 degrees C so it's a shame that you never can tell heat from a picture :)
The clocktower, symbol of...
Favorite thing: The clocktower, symbol of Izmir, is located in the city center, the Konak Square. It's about a hundered years old and was a gift from Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany.
Yes, it is a Turkey in Turkey....
Favorite thing: Yes, it is a Turkey in Turkey. Izmir is a great base to see the Aegean coast as well as excursions into central Turkey. Eat at the Deniz Restaurant along the water in the pedestrian zone!
Clock Tower of Beautiful...
Favorite thing: Clock Tower of Beautiful Izmir. It was built as a gift to people of Izmir, from the sultan of Ottoman Empire on 01 October 1901. Last month we celebrated its birthday:)
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