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Known for its hospitality and hosting millions of tourists every year, Izmir welcomes foreigners who want to live here. For this reason, foreigners who settle in Izmir do not have much difficulty, but a few information can be useful for them to adapt to Izmir easily.
Those who prefer to live in Izmir generally adapt easily. We wanted to give some tips to make it a little easier and to make them enjoy Izmir more comfortably.
Hat, sunscreen, air conditioning for comfortable getting used to
If you come and settle in Izmir from a cold country, it may take some time for you to adapt to the mild climate of Izmir. In order to speed up the habituation process, it is beneficial not to go out without a hat, choose clothes that will not sweat and apply sunscreen to open areas of your skin while leaving. Having an air conditioner where you live also makes you feel better. Over time, as you get used to the climate, you will feel much more comfortable.
Izmir Card for transportation
Public transportation is a good alternative for traveling around Izmir or meeting your daily transportation needs. It is quite easy to benefit from Izmir's developed urban transportation. For this it is enough to have an Izmir Card.
Museum Card to discover
There are many museums and historical cities in Izmir and its surroundings. It is one of the richest cities in the world in this regard. When you settle in Izmir, you will want to discover this historical and cultural richness. With the Museum Card, you can visit numerous museums and archaeological sites with a very economical budget.
Kemeraltı Bazaar for everything you are looking for
Naturally, many needs arise when they settle in a new country, a city. New furniture, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen supplies, appliances, covers, fabrics, pillows and many more ... The historical Kemeraltı Bazaar in Konak district is a place where you can find all these with affordable prices and easily reach everything you are looking for with thousands of alternatives.
Street markets for fresh fruit and vegetables
Local markets will add color to your shopping routine with the fresh, healthy products it offers and its diversity. You can meet many of your needs, especially food, from the local markets. You can find all the products you are looking for both cheaper and easily.
Bicycle for easy riding
The entire coastline of Izmir is interconnected. It is possible to go from Mavişehir to İnciraltı, that is, from one end of Izmir to the other, by bicycle. Again, there are bicycle paths and large parks in many districts. Therefore, it is useful to buy a bicycle. You can also rent from bicycle stations if you wish.
The boat trip for both, speed and pleasure
Sea transportation is an indispensable pleasure in Izmir, which is a gulf city. The ferry ride is very advantageous in that it easily connects the opposite coasts. You can have a boat trip to Karşıyaka and Bostanlı by ferry from Göztepe or Konak. As you will save time, you will also have the opportunity to watch this magical city on this pleasant journey.
Izmir International Fair for culture and entertainment
Organized every year in Kültürpark, which is located on an area of 420 thousand square meters and hosts more than 8 thousand trees and more than 200 plant species, Izmir International Fair is the most historical and recognized fair in the country. It is a richness worth seeing with its areas to visit, events and entertainments. Apart from the fair time, you can visit Kültürpark, which includes many activities, and take advantage of the jogging and walking track for sports.
Street flavors to get to know Izmir closely
The joy of Izmir is best enjoyed on the streets. Street food is the easiest and most effective way to get to know a city and communicate with it. The sooner you learn and discover the street flavors of Izmir, the sooner you will join the city. Gevrek, boyoz, stuffed mussels, cold cuts, kokoreç (grilled lamb intestines), lokma dessert are just some of these street flavors.
Daily trips to get to know the history and culture of Izmir
Izmir is a big metropolis with its surrounding districts. Many of the country's famous holiday towns are connected to Izmir. Each of these towns has different values and characteristics with its magnificent seas, historical and natural riches, developed food and entertainment cultures. Visiting these districts will offer considerable opportunities to get to know the culture of Izmir and Turkey.