Izmir is a province in western Anatolia on the Aegean coast, whose capital is the city of Izmir. On the west it is surrounded by the Aegean Sea, and it encloses the Gulf of Izmir.
We came to Izmir Province on our ring-way around Turkey from Kusadasi while going to Selcuk, Izmir and Bergama.
We went to Selcuk after spending a night in Kusadasi. The distance between Kusadasi and Selcuk is 12 km. After that we went to Meryemana (9 km from Selcuk) and followed to Izmir by D550 National road (about 60 km, it took us about an hour driving). The distance between Izmir and Bergama is also about 60 km. It took us about an hour driving
You can watch my 2 min 48 sec Video clip Kusadasi Selcuk road with Hulia Avzar –Sedvim Turkish pop music,
my 4 min 32 sec Video clip Selcuk-Meryemana road with Faruk – Azar Azar Turkish pop music,
my 3 min 31 sec Video clip Meryemana-Selcuk road with Ragga Oktay – Cukulata Kiz Turkish pop music,
my 3 min 01 sec Video clip On the way to Bergama with Turkish pop music by Hande Yener – Runun Adi Avrilik.
my 2 min 42 sec Video clip On the way from Bergama with Turkish pop music by Hande Yener – Runun Adi Avrilik.
another public transportation wehicle you can use in izmir is the subway. the fee per person is 1 ytl (0.8$) you can travel from uc yol to bornova. the stops on the route are ucyol konak, cankaya, basmane (very close to alsancak) ... (some places which are not likely to attract tourists) and finally bornova.
the best way to travel in izmir is by car or cab. however if you are seeking for cheaper means of transportation, public busses are the best choice for you. you can go anywhere and everywhere in izmir by public busses. cost per person is 1$
The best choice to come to izmir is by plane. There are planes to istanbul from lots of countries, Once you are in istanbul you can take a flight of about 45 minutes to izmir. airfare from izmir to istanbul varies between 35$ - 100$ depending on the air line company and the time of the flight. The cheapest airline company that flies from istanbul to izmir is onur air. Turkish airlines is relatively expensive.