Izmir Ili Travel Guide

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Ephesus

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Izmir

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454,1275,79

Selcuk

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323,860,29

Cesme

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58,185,30

Alacati

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44,198,1

Bergama

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148,586,7

Karsiyaka

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12,26,0

Sigacik

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2,11,0

Foca

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7,76,2

Dikili

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5,7,0

Aliaga

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2,4,0

Ozdere

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5,17,0

Urla

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3,5,0

Ilica

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5,5,0

Birgi

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6,16,0

Tire

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9,10,0

Balcova

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3,0,0

Seferihisar

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1,3,0

Karaburun

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1,5,0

Ildir

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0,0,1

Buyukada

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0,3,0

Bornova

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Ephesus

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  • Virgin Mary House

    Ephesus Things to Do

    The house of Virgin Mary is considered to be the last home of Mother Mary. The Christians visit here for pilgrimage and it has been also visited by the last 3 popes. Outside the house, you can find 3 fountains which are believed to provide health, love and wealth. You can also see the wall of wishes. The visitors write their wishes on a piece of...

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  • Celsus Library

    Ephesus Favorites

    The Celsus Library, whose facade has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces, was built ca. 125 B.C.E. by Gaius Julius Aquila in memory of his father C.Celsus - the General Governor of the Province of Asia, in the year 135 A.D. and once held nearly 12,000 scrolls. Designed with an exaggerated entrance -- so as to enhance its perceived...

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Izmir

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  • Dont take taxi from airport to the...

    Izmir Warnings and Dangers

    when you get to Izmir airpot dont take the taxi if you are not in hurry. there is a train service to the center. easy n cheap. Also there is a shuttle service called "HAVAS". You can see busses easily and get on without doubt. it will take you to Efes Hotel(close to Hilton)-karsiyaka.

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  • Hilton Izmir

    Izmir Hotels

    Unfortunately I was not impressed with the Hilton hotels in Turkey. Of all the 5 star hotels we...

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  • Nice place to go

    Izmir Off The Beaten Path

    I stayed a week in Izmir, Turkey, with some friends in their apartment in karsiyaker. Izmir is quite a busy yet relaxing place, a beach city, pretty with plenty to see. We went to the main shopping centre outdoors, lots of European shops and some well known brands. There was a lovely tree lined walk called lovers lane with people selling jewellery...

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Selcuk

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  • Political meal

    Selcuk Restaurants

    Now, let me tell you a story:In my first visit to Turkey arriving to Kusadasi by boat from Samos, we were asked to pay a price for a guided visit, and dragged to a line of buses, without any details about where to go except the visit to Ephesus, and who was leading us.The visit was well planned, the time as used as possible, and by lunchtime we...

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  • Hotel Nilya

    Selcuk Hotels

    After a couple of horrible nights in hotels in Canukkale and Pergamum, it was a real relief to find...

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  • Warning to Women

    Selcuk Warnings and Dangers

    I couldn't decide whether to write this warning or not, but I wouldn't wish what happened to me on any woman, so I decided to write it. Three years ago I met two men in Selcuk who changed my life, and not for the better. Enis and Marco, owners of Nomadic Art Gallery. I knew immediately Marco was a fake out to get what he could - sex or money - from...

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Cesme

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  • Wind

    Cesme Warnings and Dangers

    Cesme is located in Aeolian coast, and that means... wind. It is constant, in the beach, sometimes pleasant some other too strong. Though not strong enough to compromise the bath, water sports must adapt to that reality, and are frequently suspended.

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  • Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Cesme

    Cesme Hotels

    I was there btw 22.April.2010-25.April.2010 for 3 nights. Nice room by pool and see view. Room...

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  • Dalyan traps

    Cesme Tourist Traps

    Going to Dalyan was a small and pleasant trip from our hotel, and it is the best place to eat seafood. Fresh, tasteful, served with sympathy. But... after all this years travelling I didn't like that the fish was offered us without any reference to the price. There were prices in all menus, but the fish price was... a secret. And it all ended as...

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Alacati

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Bergama

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  • Bergama Onyx

    Bergama Local Customs

    Hello,This is sad news because for the most part we really enjoyed our 2 weeks in Turkey (October 2013).At the Bergama Onyx factory after many hours debate we purchased 5 items for 2,300 euros (bargained? down from over 5,000).1)The deal was that through a tourist incentive program we would receive a refund on our turkish taxes2) 5 items, plus 2...

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  • Berksoy Hotel

    Bergama Hotels

    Our first two choices of hotels were full and this one really didn't look any worse than the other...

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  • Metro Bus to Bergama from Istanbul

    Bergama Transportation

    Metro Turizm bus travels to Bergama direct from the main Otogar station. The good thing is - Metro bus goes direct to Bergama city centre. It will first pass by the main terminal in Bergama which is about 7 kilometers from the city centre, but the driver or the bus steward will tell you not to get down there because they will proceed to the main...

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Karsiyaka

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  • Kokorec in the middle

    Karsiyaka Favorites

    My visit to Karsiyaka was short but the heart of the city is definitely the paved shopping street between the port and rail station. The small railway station looked really as part of the town centre and not as a line carving it up into two - at other towns and other locations rail lines or avenues create this "severance effect" but not there. One...

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  • EATING KAGIT HELVA / WAFER HALVA

    Karsiyaka Local Customs

    It's not a real custom but it's really common in Karsiyaka. In the summertimes, people of Karsiyaka like to walk on seafront and they spend their times by the seaside. In the morning or in the evening it doesnt matter. During their walk people like to eat kagit helva . I know this from my childhood. It's really fun esp for children. actually adults...

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  • visiting OLOF PALME PARK

    Karsiyaka Things to Do

    This Human Rights Park also known as OLOF PALME PARK. On 28 of February, 1986, the Swedish prime-minister Olof Palme was killed in central Stockholm; the capital of Sweden. this Park dedicated to his name by the city consil of Karsiyaka.

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Sigacik

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    Sigacik, Seferihisar, TR 4 more images

    by TrendsetterME Updated Mar 4, 2012

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    Seferihisar is a coastal district and the center town of the same district in İzmir Province, in Turkey. Seferihisar district area borders on other İzmir districts of Urla to the west and Menderes (Cumaovasi) to the east, and touches İzmir's western-most metropolitan district of Guzelbahce in the north.

    Seferihisar town center is situated slightly inland at an altitude of 28 m and the urban area extends towards the sea as composed of eight quarters, with some distance among some, and one of which, the neighborhood called Sigacik stands somewhat separately from the rest at a distance of 5 km, and has its own port and made a name as a tourism resort by its own right. The wide area of the district center partly accounts for the high number of the population and an urbanization rate of only 51 %, and the general impression observed is rather rural in some of its sections.

    Both the center town and the district as a whole preserves an overall outlook of a pleasant resort area bearing typical Aegean characteristics and it is estimated the population reaches the level of 150,000 people during the touristic season. Nevertheless, the district's economy is still largely based on agriculture, with the production of tangerines and satsumas standing out, and only increasingly on tourism, with the presence of several housing projects or vacation villages, pensioners opting to settle in the region due to its quiet charm and under the impetus of a university campus that is in phase of being built.

    At a distance of 45 km from İzmir center, the connections with the metropolis are made easily, especially once reached the six-lane highway in Urla. Seferihisar is where the ancient city of Teos is located and its highly interesting await further research and discoveries.

    Thats a perfect location, especially to be reached just in 30 mins car ride from city, quite and peace, far away from big city hassle, amazing delicious and fresh sea food, fish, squid, shrimps and with much more budgeted prices ...

    Strongly recommended .... :)

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Foca

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  • DONT FORGET TO DO THESE

    Foca Favorites

    * Phokaia Zeytinhome sells a wide range of olive oils and scented olive oil soaps. Tel: 0232-812 32 60* Focantique Hotel, Foca's first and only boutique hotel.. Tel: +90 232-812 43 13. Make sure to try Guler Hanım's orange cookies, cakes and artichoke rice.* Enjoy fish cooked in milk and skewered anglerfish at Kenya&Leylek. Tel: 0232-812 62...

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  • Bulbul Yuvasi Boutique Hotel

    Foca Hotels

    Ataturk mah. 121. sok. No:20, Foca, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • DONT FORGET TO DO THESE

    Foca Favorites

    * Phokaia Zeytinhome sells a wide range of olive oils and scented olive oil soaps. Tel: 0232-812 32 60* We recommend that you stay at the Focantique Hotel, Foca's first and only boutique hotel. Bed and breakfast accommodation in a standard double room is 140 million TL while a room with a private Jacuzzi will set you back 170 million TL. Tel: +90...

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Dikili

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  • Thermal Springs

    Dikili Things to Do

    There are 8 thermal springs around Dikili and nearby Bergama/Pergamon. This includes the most famous Cleopatra beauty spa where the lady herself is rumoured to have frequented.Some of the springs have accomodations facilites and some do not they are all reported to give different health benefits. Kaynarca Mud bath is also near Dikili and well worth...

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  • Relaxing and Real

    Dikili Favorites

    Dikili is off the beaten track and does not have foreign tourists due to the fact it is 2 hours to the nearest airport. This is its most endearing quality as there is not a Burger Kind or McDonalds in site. I came across it as my husbands parents live in the nearby Kozak mountains.It is popular with Turkish people as a holiday destination so you...

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  • Fishing

    Dikili Things to Do

    Dikili is a fishing town why not charter a boat from one of the local fisherman and catch the Town's dinner. Alternatively do you fancy a trip to a Greek Island during your stay. Ferries go at regular times from nearby Ayvalik to the island of Mitilini

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Aliaga

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Ozdere

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  • Izmir

    Ozdere Things to Do

    If you are staying at the turkish Aegean then make a day trip to Izmir. Its a wonderful city, not so hectic like Istanbul with good places for shopping. Of course the Kemeralti bazar is nice for shopping but i also can recommend Karşıyaka. Karşıyaka is located in the northwest of the city center of Izmir, on the north shore of...

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  • Selcuk/ Sirince

    Ozdere Things to Do

    Selçuk is a small town, 75 km away from Izmir. The former name of the place was Ayasoluk. Selçuk is the successor of the ancient settlement of Ephesus. On saturdays there market, where you can buy everything, from food till screws. You also should visit the Isabey mosqueSirince is a small community. The town with its 700 inhabitants is located...

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  • Ephesos + house virgin mary

    Ozdere Things to Do

    Ephesus located in the countryside Ionia, was in ancient times one of the oldest, largest and most important greek cities of Asia Minor and home to the Temple of Artemis (Artemision), one of the seven wonders of the World. In ancient times the city was right on the sea, by sedimentation and climatic and seismic changes, the coastline shifted over...

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Urla

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    by Pinat Written Jul 7, 2009

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    Although the municipality has its own buses, several bus companies also travel from Izmir to Urla. Here is a list of their names and phone numbers:

    Ulusoy Turizm: +90 232 369 19 66
    Varan Turizm: +90 232 489 19 17
    Pamukkale Turizm: +90 232 486 39 06
    Kamil Koc Turizm: +90 232 486 31 02

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Ilica

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  • Ilica Yacht harbour

    Ilica Sports & Outdoors

    Began in 1975 the main jetty is 250m long and is more favoured than others nearby, construction is still ongoing as far as i can read about although i didn't see much evidence so this could have been completed and is expected to berth 200 yachts and 50 fishing boats.Cesme yacht club ( Cesme yelken ihtisas kulubu ) is also here and their no. is...

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  • many places

    Ilica Nightlife

    since i am expecting a baby,i didnt go out at all but i can tell there are many places with live music.Just follow the people or music. :-) We are, turks, we are wearing more elegant and sexy :-) dresses when we are going out.not with sneakers and shorts. (if you somebody w/sneakers and short etc,you can guess,they are not turks) lol

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  • a piece from the heaven

    Ilica Things to Do

    ask to your hotel for the information about to go to Blue Lagoon of Cesme.They have boats goes there in the morning (around 10a.m. from Cesme port) and coming back on evening (around 5p.m.) if you also like scuba driving,i strongly suggest you to go there.p.s.: i will put the picture as soon as i can.

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Birgi

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  • Photowalk on Birgi Streets, Odemis, TR

    Birgi Things to Do

    After entering the town, continue upon the main thoroughfare with the river on your left. After more than a km, cross the bridge to the right and take an immediate sharp right into the driveway.The town center has a few choices serving typical Turkish fast food, like pides, soups, and prepared meat and vegetable dishes.Wandering the streets in...

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  • Cakiraga Mansion, Birgi, Odemis, TR ...

    Birgi Things to Do

    Cakiraga Mansion is built in 19th century Ottoman style by the wealthy "Cakiraga Family".The Mansion is a three storey building w an exterior hall and a double main room.Thought to have been commissioned in 1761 by Serif Ali Aga, the Cakir Aga Mansion was used continuously as a residence until the mid twentieth century. Its restoration was...

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  • Cakiraga, His Mansion and Two Wives

    Birgi Things to Do

    The mansion was built in 1760s by a wealthy local merchant named Tahir Aga of the Cakir family. There is a waiting room for guests, a kitchen, stable, and flagged hall. The winter living rooms on the second floor contain fireplaces. The walls and ceilings of the rooms on the first and second floors are decorated with woodwork. What is interesting...

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