Karşıyaka carries the traces of ancient times and also offers science, art and entertainment oriented opportunitites. The Karşıyaka coastline is full of bars, cafes and palm trees as well as people who bike, walk or have picnics. The streets of Karşıyaka is crowded and lively all day and and night. Karşıyaka takes its name after its location right opposite to the center.
Karşıyaka has traces from the past with Levantine houses and historical buildings.