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One Day Trip Konak

If you’d like to have a full and enjoyable day in Konak, please take a look at the trip we’ve planned for you.

Step 1

The Historical Elevator

We’re starting our trip at The Historical Elevator where you’ll find the most beautiful view of the city. The Elevator, located between Mithat Paşa Street and the 40-meter high Şehit Nihat Bey Street, was built on an old quarry and put into service in 1907. The world-renowned Turkish-Jewish singer, pianist, and artist Dario Moreno used to live on the street where the Elevator is located and the street was named after him. There are a classy restaurant and café at the elevator, which can be reached from both Mithat Paşa Street and Halil Rifat Paşa Street.

Step 2

Izmir Clock Tower

Let’s continue our trip with Konak Square and see The Clock Tower, the symbol of İzmir. It was built in 1901 as a tribute to the 25th anniversary of the succession of the throne of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. One of the things that visitors of İzmir always do is to be photographed in front of the Clock Tower and to feed the birds flying around.

Step 3

Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar

Our next stop is the historical Kemeraltı Bazaar. Combining the traces of the past with the texture of today, Kemeraltı is a place where you can meet your every need with its colorful stores while standing out as one of the historical buildings worth seeing with its inns and fountains. One of the biggest open-air bazaars in Turkey, spreading over 270 hectares of land, Kemeraltı not only attracts history and shopping enthusiasts but also gourmets with its restaurants where you can try special tastes.

Step 4

Kızlarağası Inn

Our penultimate stop is the Kızlarağası Inn, which is the biggest and the most magnificent historical inn in İzmir, with its Ottoman-style architecture. It is thought to be built by Hacı Beşir Ağa in 1743. It was first used by the visiting merchants to leave their loads and spend the night. Now, there are stores that sell ceramic, wooden, and glass souvenirs, local crafts and fabric products, evil eye beads, silver jewelry, and gemstones. There are cafés in the garden where visitors can rest until late hours. On the upper floor, there are stores that sell antiques, silver, musical instruments, handcrafted products, and cafés.

Step 5

Agora Open Air Museum

Our last stop is the Agora Open Air Museum, which is a part of İzmir's multicultural and multi-layered history. One of the large agoras located in the city center in the world, Agora is the only example with its three-layered structure. It was built as a multi-layered structure around a marbled courtyard, upon columns and arches. Agora, which means ''marketplace,'' was a state-owned area where political meetings and courts are held.

If you have the time, don’t forget to visit the İzmir Archeological Museum and Museum of History and Art as well.

If you’d like to end the day with a gorgeous sunset, go to Kordonboyu for a walk, and then have dinner in the seafood restaurants.

If you’d like to know more about Konak district, please visit this page.

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The Historical Elevator

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Turgut Reis, Şht. Nihatbey Cd. 76/A, 03500 Konak/İzmir

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