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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.

2020 April

Motorcycle Routes of Izmir

Motorcycle Routes of Izmir

For those who love to live life on two wheels, many motorcycle routes are waiting to be discovered in İzmir. 1. Ancient Cities Route This route, which starts from Çeşme Port, brings together the important ancient cities of İzmir. From the low traffic backroads of Çeşme, you can reach Urla Port and take a break at the...

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Democracy and İzmir

Democracy and İzmir

  Having met with democracy in the Ancient Age, İzmir is still one of the most democratic cities in Turkey. Emerging in the 9th century BC and composed of Macedonia, Thrace, Phrygia, Mysia, Lydia, Caria and Ionia, the Helen Civilization was a civilization that covered both sides of the Aegean Sea. With this civilization, not only...

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The Historical Mansions of İzmir

The Historical Mansions of İzmir

Let's get to know the historical mansions of İzmir, which are the legacy of the Levantines. Aliotti Mansion The Aliotti family came from Florence to İzmir some 200 years ago and lived in Bornova, Buca, and Karşıyaka. It is known that the Aliotti Mansion, located opposite the Karşıyaka Wedding House at the exit of Reşadiye, was...

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Atatürk and İzmir

Atatürk and İzmir

  Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey loved İzmir very much and vice versa. Here is “İzmir in the life of Atatürk." According to the information compiled by Dr. Eren Akçiçek in his work titled "İzmir in the Life of Atatürk", Mustafa Kemal came t...

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Cittaslow Philosophy and Izmir

Cittaslow Philosophy and Izmir

The Seferihisar district of İzmir is the first Turkish member of the Cittaslow network The Slow City (Cittaslow) movement, which emerged upon the chaos brought by consumption-oriented modern life, creating unhappiness and restlessness instead of happiness and peace in our lives, is a philosophy that advocates that life should be lived...

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10 Interesting Facts about İzmir

10 Interesting Facts about İzmir

Here are 10 facts about the beautiful İzmir which not many people are aware of. 1. The oldest clock tower in İzmir is not the one you think The Clock Tower in Konak is the most important symbol of Izmir, but it is not the oldest one in the city. The oldest of the four clock towers you can find in the city is the Alsancak Railway...

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Cats of Izmir

Cats of Izmir

The hospitable, tolerant and modern people of İzmir live in peace and harmony with all the creatures of the city. Especially with the cats!  Compared with many Western countries, Turkey is an extraordinary place where stray animals roam freely and live side by side with people. In every corner of the country, apart from the...

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Famous Philosophers who lived in İzmir

Famous Philosophers who lived in İzmir

Did you know that some of the most important philosophers of the Ancient Age lived in İzmir? Homer Homer, one of the most famous names who lived in Izmir, is the author of important epics, the first great works of Western literature such as Iliad and Odyssey. According to the English scientist George Thomson’s book,...

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10 Best Selfie Spots in İzmir

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...

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Extreme Sports Destinations in İzmir

Extreme Sports Destinations in İzmir

If you are an extreme sports enthusiast, there are many options for you in İzmir. Surfing When it comes to surfing, İzmir is one of the best destinations in the World. Çeşme is the capital of surfing in Turkey. Çeşme Bays, especially Alaçatı, Ilıca, and Pırlanta, look like as if they were created for surfing. They...

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