10 Best Selfie Spots in İzmir
The background of some photos means everything. Here are the 10 best selfie spots in İzmir that will make everyone envy you.
1. The Clock Tower
The first structure that comes to mind when it comes to İzmir is undoubtedly the Clock Tower, which is located in Konak Square, the heart of İzmir. Therefore, if you had a chance to take only one selfie to show that you are in Beautiful İzmir, this is where you should go. Differing from other Ottoman counterparts with its original architecture, the Clock Tower is one of the most popular meeting points for the people of İzmir.
2. The Historical Elevator
The Historical elevator, which has a history as interesting as itself, is another symbol of the city. Built by Nesim Levi Bayraklıoğlu to facilitate transportation between two streets in Konak, the 100-year-old historical building is a double-sided selfie point with its unique architecture and fascinating city view.
3. Teleferik (The Cable Car)
Surrounded by the red pine forest and picnic areas, Teleferik is one of the most popular destinations in Balçova. It's also the second-largest cable car facility in Turkey. Here you can enjoy city and forest views and take great selfies.
The spots to take selfies in Kordon, where the sunsets are the most magnificent, is limitless. It is inevitable for you to take magnificent photos on the long coastline of Kordonboyu, either by the sea or on the grass on a pleasant day, especially if the weather is warm and sunny. People resting on the grass along the shore, making music, watching the ferries or fishing will also make the background of your selfies even more alive.
Kadifekale, which is one of the landmarks of İzmir with its ruins belonging to the Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods, can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. Of course, this means that almost every point of İzmir appears in the selfie you will take from Kadifekale. After taking selfies, you can enjoy the magnificent view of İzmir by sipping your tea in the cafeterias around the castle.
6. Alaçatı (Windmills)
The historical Alaçatı Windmills dating back to the 1850s are one of the most famous landmarks of Alaçatı, the most popular tourist destination in Çeşme. After having served for milling wheat for 150 years, the windmills serve as restaurants and cafes today. Four windmills of different sizes see Alaçatı from a higher ground top, making them great points for selfies.
7. Bostanlı Viewing Terrace
Located in Karşıyaka, Bostanlı View Terrace was built for watching the beautiful sunset, as its name suggests. The terrace, which has become a popular destination for those who want to watch the sun glide and disappear, was designed as a part of nature. In addition to a magnificent sunset view on the background of the selfies you will take here, the Sunset Concerts held in the summer are also a pleasure to watch.
8. Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar
The bazaar, which was created by filling the sea between 1650-1670, and where there were trade shops such as coal shops, blacksmiths in the early days, has become a place where more daily shopping can be done from candy shops, spice shops, and gift shops. There are also many inns and fountains around. You can have a hard time deciding on which angle to take a selfie in the colorful Kemeraltı Bazaar!
9. The Ancient City of Ephesus
Founded as a port city at a point where East meets West in Antiquity, The Ancient City of Ephesus which has taken its place as one of the most important civilizations, culture, science and art centers, is a paradise for selfies. The Library of Celsus, the Grand Theater of Ephesus, the Terrace Houses, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Temple of Artemis are some of the many spots to see here.
10. Natural Life Park
If you’d like wild birds, elephants, tigers, lions, bears, and wolves to be seen on the background of your selfies, the Natural Life Park in Çiğili is the destination to go.