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Gaziemir, which is 13 kilometers to the west of İzmir city center, is the highest point of settlements in the city. It’s also İzmir’s fastest-growing and most popular borough with a population of over 130 thousand. Gaziemir is also İzmir’s greenest borough. The borough, which is %65 covered with forests is a popular place during the weekends.
Fair Izmir: The biggest fair in Turkey
The biggest fair center in Turkey, Fair İzmir is constructed on land with a surface area of 240 thousand square meters as 7 Blocks. The fair is 10 minutes to the İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport and 15 minutes to the city center. It is designed as a living space and an event location that serves all the time rather than only during exhibitions. The fair has a parking space that can fit 2.500 vehicles as well as offices, restaurants, and an amphitheater.
A place to breath: Sarnıç Picnic Area
If you’d like to spend a quiet weekend in private with nature, The Sarnıç Picnic Area is the place to go. It’s settled on a 350-decare land of pine forest. The beautiful view of the pond where you can see all shades of green is an attraction center with its fresh air and offers an ideal environment for those who want to do hiking. When you visit the pond you can dine in the restaurants or picnic areas.
Special suggestions for families with children
Space Camp is one of the reasons why Gaziemir is a perfect destination for families with children. hird one in the world and the only one in Turkey, Middle East, Southeastern Europe and Western/Central Asia, Space Camp Turkey is located at the Aegean Free Zone, the modern industry center of İzmir. The camp which was opened in 2000 gives communication, teamwork, and leadership education to both children and adults in a dynamic and fun environment using interactive simulations about space. The Space Camp also aims to motivate young people into pursuing a career in the fields of science, math, and technology.
Another perfect destination for families with children is the International Children's Festival Culture House. Material with cultural motives and folkloric details of the sister cities joining the International Children's Festival organized in Gaziemir are exhibited at the culture house. The culture house at which works of 12 countries are displayed is designed to also serve as an arts center at which books, paintings, and photographs are exhibited.
Where to visit
You can visit the Fair İzmir, the biggest fair in Turkey, to have fun in socializing and resting areas. It is open throughout the year, not only when there is a fair. If you’d like to have a picnic and spend a day in nature, you can go to the Sarnıç Picnic Area, a unique place with the cleanest air. If you have children don’t miss the International Children's Festival Culture House, where different cultures come together, and the Space Camp, which offers education and entertainment to the kids in science and technology fields.
What to do
We recommend you to check the Sarnıç Picnic Area and spend a pleasant time with your family in nature. You can visit the Space Camp and the International Children's Festival Culture House with your children. You can also visit the fairs organized in İzmir Fair.