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One Day Trip Efes - Selçuk

One Day Trip Efes - Selçuk

Today we’re in Selçuk, which has witnessed many different periods of history...

A Day Full of History

A Day Full of History

There are many historical buildings that deserve to be seen in the center of İzmir.

Historical Constructions

Historical Constructions

İzmir is a fascinating city, not only for its natural beauties, but also its historic agoras, temples, castles, bazaars, and many other structures that have managed to survive until this day and that invite you to a journey in time.

A treasure for history and archeology enthusiasts, 8,500-year-old İzmir has many places to explore, both in the center and around it.

Where would you like to start your journey?

Akmescit (Elif) Dede Fountain
Akmescit (Elif) Dede Fountain

Akmescit (Elif) Dede Fountain, is located in Birgi, which has become more popular in recent years with its rich historical structures.

Alsancak Terminal and Clock Tower
Alsancak Terminal and Clock Tower

Alsancak Terminal, of great importance in the development of İzmir in the 19th century, and the clock tower, the first clock tower of the...

Arasta (Ottoman Bazaar)
Arasta (Ottoman Bazaar)

You can take a pleasant break at the Arasta while tracing the traces of the ancient periods in Bergama and witness the daily life of the...

Ataullah Efendi Madrasa (İmam-ı Birgivi Madrasa)
Ataullah Efendi Madrasa (İmam-ı Birgivi  Madrasa)

Ataullah Efendi Madrasa, built by Ataullah Efendi of Birgi, the teacher of Sultan Selim II., before the year of 1570.

Aya Nikola (St. Nicholas)
Aya Nikola (St. Nicholas)

The Church of St. Nicholas in Dikili, one of the most beautiful shades of green and blue, is situated on a small island that used to be...

Ayasuluk Castle - Selçuk
Ayasuluk Castle - Selçuk

Ayasuluk Castle is in Selçuk, which is regarded as one of the largest open-air museums in the world.

Basmane Terminal
Basmane Terminal

The terminal located in Basmane, one of the historical districts of İzmir, is still functional.

Byzantine Aqueducts - Selçuk
Byzantine Aqueducts - Selçuk

The Byzantine Aqueducts are amongst historical structures to see in Selçuk.

Borsa Palace
Borsa Palace

The Borsa Palace, located on Konak’s Gazi Boulevard, which is in between Cumhuriyet Boulevard and Şehit Fethi Bey Street, was built between...

Çakırağa Mansion
Çakırağa Mansion

Located in Birgi, the touristic town of Ödemiş, Çakırağa Mansion is one of the most important examples of the Aegean architectural style...

Çandarlı Castle
Çandarlı Castle

Çandarlı Castle is located in the beautiful Çandarlı neighborhood of Dikili district.

Çarşı Çeşmesi (Ödemiş-Birgi)
Çarşı Çeşmesi (Ödemiş-Birgi)

In addition to Demir Baba Fountain, Akmescit Dede Fountain, and the Water Gage, the Çarşı Fountain is also an important historical...

ÇEKÜL/ Environment and Cultural Heritage House
ÇEKÜL/ Environment and Cultural Heritage House

ÇEKÜL Birgi Environment and Cultural Heritage House, founded to protect the natural and cultural values of Birgi, serves in a structure...

Çeşme Castle
Çeşme Castle

Çeşme Castle, which protected the town for centuries, continues to fascinate those who see it with its glory.

Fountains and Wells
Fountains and Wells

As you walk the streets of the city, you will encounter many fountains which were vital in the past because they supplied drinking and...

Demir Baba Fountain
Demir Baba Fountain

Birgi, where you will many historical mansions, mosques, baths, and houses, is also famous for its fountains. The Demir Baba Fountain is...

Demirli Store
Demirli Store

Demirli Store is located in Birgi, one of the most famous villages in Ödemiş. The building attracts history enthusiasts as an example of...

Derviş Ağa Madrasa (Çukur Medrese)
Derviş Ağa Madrasa (Çukur Medrese)

Also known as the Çukur Madrasa, Derviş Ağa School is located in Birgi, Ödemiş, which is famous for its historic buildings. It is an...

Eski Yeni Bathhouse - Tire
Eski Yeni Bathhouse - Tire

One of the buildings to see in Tire, which has a rich cultural heritage, is the Eski Yeni Bathhouse. The bathhouse stands out with its...

First Bullet Monument of the Journalist Hasan Tahsin - Konak Square
First Bullet Monument of the Journalist Hasan Tahsin - Konak Square

The Hasan Tahsin Monument was built in the memory of Osman Nevres, also known as Hasan Tahsin, who shot the first bullet towards invading...

Gazi Statue - Cumhuriyet Square
Gazi Statue - Cumhuriyet Square

The Gazi Statue in Cumhuriyet Square is one of İzmir’s iconic monuments. It is a monument built to express the people of İzmir’s gratitude...

Observation Tower (Pankuduz/Küp Uçuranlar Tower)
Observation Tower (Pankuduz/Küp Uçuranlar Tower)

The observation tower of Birgi , which was home to many civilizations, from Phrygians to Persians, Byzantines to the Aydınoğulları, is also...

Inns
Inns

If you are interested in history and like to explore the historical places where you go, inns in İzmir are among the main buildings you...

Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism

Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism is located in Basmane and it’s one of the historical buildings that managed to survive the...

Following Traces of İmam Birgivi
Following Traces of İmam Birgivi

Birgi is one of the must-see places in İzmir with its lush green nature, historical mansions and houses you’d admire.

İmam Birgivi Cemetry
İmam Birgivi Cemetry

One of the most important names raised in Birgi during the Ottoman period, the well-known Islamic scholar İmam Birgivi Mehmet Efendi, lies...

Kale Madrasa
Kale Madrasa

Kale Madrasa is located in Birgi, Ödemiş, which is famous for its natural beauties and historical buildings.

Kerim Ağa Mansion
Kerim Ağa Mansion

The 5000-year-old Birgi, which is home to many historic structures, and makes you think that you are at another time while wandering around...

Kervansaray (Çeşme)
Kervansaray (Çeşme)

One of the must-see structures of Çeşme, the popular holiday resort of İzmir, is the Kervansaray (Caravanserai), which is located near th...

Pergamon Red Yard - Basilica
Pergamon Red Yard - Basilica

One of the most important structures in Bergama (Pergamon), which has a very important place in the history of Christianity, is the Red...

Cleopatra Beauty Spring
Cleopatra Beauty Spring

Cleopatra Beauty Spring is one of the most popular destinations in Bergama.

Koca Fountain (Bıçakçı Esseyyid Hacı Ali Ağa Fountain)
Koca Fountain (Bıçakçı Esseyyid Hacı Ali Ağa Fountain)

One of the structures that attract attention with its history in Birgi, where you can find many fountains, is Koca Fountain.

Konak Pier
Konak Pier

Konak Pier, also known as the Customs Office, is one of the defiant structures of İzmir.

Luwi Composition Warrior Embossment - Torbalı
Luwi Composition Warrior Embossment - Torbalı

The Hitit Warrior Embossment is located on the 8th kilometer of the Torbalı road (Karabel Passage).

Mevlana Hacı Hekim Bath
Mevlana Hacı Hekim Bath

Mevlânâ Hacı Hekim Bath, located in the Uzun Çarşı in Bergama, belongs to the Hacı Hekim Mosque.

National Library – National Cinema (İzmir Opera and Ballet House)
National Library – National Cinema (İzmir Opera and Ballet House)

he National Library in Konak, one of the most important libraries in Turkey, and the National Cinema which is integrated with it are...

Necip Paşa Library - Tire
Necip Paşa Library - Tire

The Tire Necip Paşa Library was built in 1827 in the time of Mahmut the 2nd by a statesman, Georgian Mehmet Necip Pasha. It is worth seeing...

The Ottoman Bath
The Ottoman Bath

The Ottoman Bath, also know as the Çarşı Bath, is located in the charming village of Birgi, which has many historical structures.

Clock Tower - Konak Square
Clock Tower - Konak Square

The Clock Tower, the symbol of the city, is one of the main buildings you should see when you visit İzmir.

Sandıkoğlu Mansion
Sandıkoğlu Mansion

Sandıkoğlu Mansion is one of the must-see buildings in Birgi where historical mansions with colorful features of Turkish architecture are...

Sasalı Bath (Kırk Kızlar Bath)
Sasalı Bath (Kırk Kızlar Bath)

It is estimated that Sasalı Bath was built in the 15th century.

Sıbyan School (Sarı Berber Masjid)
Sıbyan School (Sarı Berber Masjid)

One of the sıbyan schools, the primary schools of the Ottoman period, is in Birgi, Ödemiş, which is famous for its historical buildings.

Sığacık Castle - Seferihisar
Sığacık Castle - Seferihisar

Sığacık Castle is located in the coastline of Seferihisar, one of the most peaceful districts of İzmir with a fame exceeding the borders of...

Water Gage
Water Gage

The Water Gage is one of the places that reflect the traces of the past in Birgi, which can be considered an open-air museum with its many...

Sheikh Muhiddin Bath (Çukur Bath)
Sheikh Muhiddin Bath (Çukur Bath)

Sheikh Muhiddin Bath, also known as Çukur Bath and Derviş Ağa Bath is located in Birgi, Ödemiş, which is famous for its historical...

Historical Elevator
Historical Elevator

Another one of İzmir’s popular places to visit is the Historical Elevator where you find the most beautiful view of the city.

Historical Gas Plant
Historical Gas Plant

The Historical Gas Plant is located in Konak. It was built by the company Laidloux and Sons located in Glasgow in 1862, and started...

Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar
Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar

The Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar is one of the first places to see in İzmir. Combining the traces of the past with the texture of today,...

Hafsa Hatun Fountain
Hafsa Hatun Fountain

Although the construction date is not known, Hafsa Hatun Fountain is estimated to be built in the 17th century by the Ottoman Sul...

Yığma Tepe Tumulus
Yığma Tepe Tumulus

Among the many historical buildings that can be seen in Bergama, which is one of the most important settlements in the history of...

The Zindancık Holy Place
The Zindancık Holy Place

The Zindancık Holy Place, located in Dikili, is famous for not only its natural beauties but also a rich archeological and anthropological...


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