With olive oil cooked greens, vegetable and fruit focused Aegean cuisine and sports facilities, İzmir is a city, which gratifies and relieves its visitors, and where the visitors will definitely desire to come back for its positive energy.
This city also provides health to its visitors by thermal facilities. You can easily find the thermal facilities in the city center, Balçova, which were formerly known as Agamemnon Hot Springs. You can enjoy pools, hot springs full of thermal spring water and SPA facilities in this area, where you can find modern hotels to stay in. You can also receive professional massage services in these facilities.
You can tour İzmir with pleasure with rental bicycles on cycle lanes designed for bicycle lovers.
In terms of healthy nutrition, İzmir is also a city where you can find the freshest, delicious products grown with good agricultural practices. You can easily find special products of Aegean cuisine, which is an olive oil and sea food focused cuisine, almost everywhere.
There are bazaars in Bornova, Karşıyaka and Balçova districts of İzmir, where you can find organic products. You can also find fresh vegetables and fruits in Havra Street in Mezarlıkbaşı.
Buildings in city center from 18th century and still in use are also among the spectacular places in İzmir.
Pool, massage and SPA pleasure in thermal facilities
Agamemnon Hot Springs in Balçova are known since the early ages. According to the legend, King Agamemnon or some of his soldiers wounded in Troy war were treated and healed in these hot springs. In another legend, it is said that soldiers from Alexander the Great’s army are also healed in these hot springs.
Providing services in Balçova for many years, Physiotherapy center in the Thermal Therapy and Diagnosis Centre is one of the largest and esteemed centers of Turkey and Europe. It is a facility scientifically working particularly on rheumatismal, orthopedic and neurological diseases.
In up to 63 OC hot springs, the radioactivity value is 3.3 and the healing water includes sodium bicarbonate and chloride. Agamemnon Hot Springs are mainly effective in treatment of chronic inflammation of upper respiratory tract, nephrite, certain inflammations, rheumatism syndromes, metabolism disorders and dermatological diseases.
Cycle lanes, health lanes
Gained a great interest, the cycle lanes in İzmir are used by citizens of all ages. Bicycles can be rented and used between Mavişehir in Karşıyaka and dormitories in Balçova, İnciraltı as part of the Smart Bicycle System Project (BİSİM). Members of the bicycle rental system can use the bicycles between 06.00-23.00. Cycle lanes are providing a safe journey for bicyclists.
İnciraltı Center for Disabled is the pleasure center for disabled
One can arrive by special autobus to Center for Disabled in İnciraltı, where the disabled citizens can have a good time with their families. A highly economical food and beverage shop takes place within the facility, just beside the İzmir City Forest by the seaside. One can also have picnic with the whole family on the benches by the seaside.
Walk with pleasure by the seaside
İzmir is a pedestrian-friendly city with its walking trails by the seaside. You can comfortably walk in İnciraltı City Forest, Sahilevleri, Güzelbahçe and can rest on the benches or in cafes by the seaside.