Izmir Things to Do

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    Museum of History & Art - Precious Artefacts

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 7, 2010
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    This section of the excellent Museum of History & Art in the Culture Park is located in a building on the left, after entering through the entrance gate. It features exhibits such as coins, jewellery, bronze ware, oil lamps, figurines and glassware. Highlights include coins from Lydian, Teos, Caria, Ephesus, Persia, Athens, Rhodes, Milet, Phocaea and those of Alexander the Great, Phillippus II, Side, Phaselis, Sinope, Amisos, Thrace and the Hellensitic Kingdoms.

    Open: 8.30am-5.30pm Tue-Sun, closed Mondays. Admission: TL3.

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    Museum of History & Art - Ceramics

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 7, 2010
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    This section of the excellent Museum of History & Art in the Culture Park is located in a building right ahead of you, after entering through the entrance gate. It showcases exhibits from the Prehistorical period to the end of the Byzantine period from in and around Izmir. Highlights include works from Balkatepe, Limantepe, Kocanastepe and Panaztepe, which were prehistoric sites plus those from Phocaia (Foca), Iasos (Gulluk), Klazomenai (Urla), Kyme (Aliaga), Smyrna (Izmir) and the Agora in Izmir.

    Open: 8.30am-5.30pm Tue-Sun, closed Mondays. Admission: TL3.

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    Museum of History & Art - Sculpture

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 7, 2010
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    This section of the excellent Museum of History & Art in the Culture Park is located in a building on the right, after entering through the entrance gate. It features works from the Archaic (900-700 BC), Classical (490-330 BC), Hellenistic (330-30 BC) and Roman periods (30 BC - 395 AD). Highlights include sculptures of Kuros (the young man), Kore (the young girl), Homeros-Klaros, exhibits from the Pergamon School of sculpture and the Roman sculpture group of Demeter, Poseidon and Artemis which was found in the Agora.

    Open: 8.30am-5.30pm Tue-Sun, closed Mondays. Admission: TL3.

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    Museum of History & Art

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 7, 2010
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    This large museum is located in the middle of the Culture Park and is composed of three different buildings with three different sections: sculpture, ceramics and precious artefacts, each one of which I've included a tip on.

    The sculpture section features works from the Archaic (900-700 BC), Classical (490-330 BC), Hellenistic (330-30 BC) and Roman periods (30 BC - 395 AD). The ceramics section showcases exhibits from the Prehistorical period to the end of the Byzantine period from in and around Izmir. The final section exhibits precious artefacts such as coins, jewellery, bronze ware, oil lamps, figurines and glassware.

    Open: 8.30am-5.30pm Tue-Sun, closed Mondays. Admission: TL3.

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    Culture Park

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 7, 2010

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    This park is a welcome sight in the middle of the busy city. It's located in an area between Basmane and Alsancak that was heavily damaged by fire in 1922. The park features the Museum of History & Art (see next tip), an open-air theatre, exhibition halls, an amusement park, a zoo, and even a 50m-high parachute tower! You'll also see many people jogging around the park on their very own dedicated track.

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    Konak Pier

    by mvtouring Written Oct 20, 2009

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    Konak Pier has been upgraded to a very upmarket shopping area where they only sell designer labels. The restaurants however have a superb view over the harbour and it is a great place from where to watch the sunsets

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    Mielies! Mielies!

    by mvtouring Written Oct 20, 2009

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    Sorry, a bit of Afrikaans humour with my heading, but here at home we sometimes have the ladies walking through the suburb selling corn-on-the-cob shouting mielies, mielies. I tried one of them, but we are used to sweet corn and I found these a bit floury. They eat it with a lot of salt on it, and I hardly eat any salt. Fortunately they were cheap so I did not feel like I was wasting money when I only finished half of it.

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    Mielies! Mielies!

    by mvtouring Written Oct 20, 2009

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    Sorry, a bit of Afrikaans humour with my heading, but here at home we sometimes have the ladies walking through the suburb selling corn-on-the-cob shouting mielies, mielies. I tried one of them, but we are used to sweet corn and I found these a bit floury. They eat it with a lot of salt on it, and I hardly eat any salt. Fortunately they were cheap so I did not feel like I was wasting money when I only finished half of it.

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    A game of backgammon?

    by mvtouring Written Oct 20, 2009

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    I thought it was such a novel idea of the sidewalk cafe's to offer a variety of games for its patrons to play. Many of the young people were playing backgammon whilst enjoying their water pipe or beer.

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    A game of backgammon?

    by mvtouring Written Oct 20, 2009

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    I thought it was such a novel idea of the sidewalk cafe's to offer a variety of games for its patrons to play. Many of the young people were playing backgammon whilst enjoying their water pipe or beer.

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    Anyone for mussels?

    by mvtouring Written Oct 20, 2009

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    Along the waterfront there was these guys selling mussels and lemons. I could not see where they were cooking them, but it was a definate hit with the locals who bought bags full and were eating them there on the walkway.

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    Enjoy the sunset sipping on beer

    by mvtouring Written Oct 20, 2009

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    It seems like most of the locals meet along the waterfront and sit at one of the many cafe's sipping away at their beer catching up with gossip and watching the sunset before going home after a long day of working. Nice way to live I think.

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    Izmir at a glance

    by azadehchitsaz Updated Aug 20, 2009

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    Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)
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    Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower) is the most famous and symbol of the city. Kadifekale is one of the interesting and ancient places there. Do not forget to do some shopping if you plan to do shopping in your trip, the prices are reasonable here compare to some other cities in Turkey. You see many wedding and night dresses in the shops. enjoy the traditional coffe and tea shops, turkish coffee and tea is hot and strong. You see fortune tellers and can ask one to tell your fortune while you have your coffee :-)

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    Izmir Kus Cenneti for Bird Watchers

    by Pinat Written May 30, 2009

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    On the coast, in the northern part of the Gulf of Izmir, you can find Izmir Kus Cenneti. Every year many people keen on bird watching come to area to take photos and observe birds. Out of 450 kinds of birds known to exist in Turkey, 220 of them were seen in this area.

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    See Buca Golet If You Have Extra Time

    by Pinat Written May 30, 2009

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    This is an artificial lake meant to be a recreational area for the locals. The lake even has its very own island in the middle. It's worth visiting if you intend to stay in Izmir for more than 3 days and you are already done with the "must-see"places.

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