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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 September

How to Spend a Day in Izmir?

How to Spend a Day in Izmir?

Weeks are not enough to fully enjoy Izmir. However, what if you had limited time in this beautiful city? Here is a plan for you to live İzmir to the fullest in just one day. The first destination: Konak! If you came to Izmir by plane, you can reach Konak by taking a cab or İZBAN. If you're in the bus terminal, you can take bus...

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Street Musicians of Izmir

Street Musicians of Izmir

While wandering around Izmir, it is possible to come across talented street musicians on almost every corner In Konak, Alsancak or Karşıyaka, you can see musicians playing alone or as a band at any time of the day or night. Headed among these names is Uncle Sado, who often makes you feel nostalgic and sometimes cheers you up with the...

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Sports Clubs of Izmir

Sports Clubs of Izmir

There are many sports clubs born in Izmir, one of Turkey’s healthiest cities, and made a name internationally Altay Sports Club Established in Izmir on January 16, 1914, under the name of Altay İdman Yurdu, the club achieved significant success, especially in football. Seven-times finalist and two-times winner of the Turkish Cup,...

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Izmir's Firsts

Izmir's Firsts

İzmir has hosted many ‘firsts’ in many fields throughout history. Here are some of the ‘firsts’ associated with 'Beautiful Izmir' 1. The first bullet of the War of Independence was fired in Izmir The first bullet of the War of Independence was fired in Izmir by journalist Hasan Tahsin, whose real name...

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Books About Izmir

Books About Izmir

Here are the most famous books that tell the history of Izmir or consist of stories that take place in Izmir On the Quai at Smyrna and Other Stories (Ernest Hemingway) In this book, which consists of the stories of one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner Ernest Hemingway, the story “On...

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Fizzy Drinks of Izmir

Fizzy Drinks of Izmir

Although the local fizzy drinks are not as common as they used to be in Turkey, Izmir still continues with this tradition. Here are the local fizzy drinks of Izmir. Local sodas and fizzy drinks are still served in the traditional coffee shops or buffets in Turkey. The locals of each city are familiar and fond of consuming these sodas...

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Food You Should Taste During Your Vacation in Izmir

Food You Should Taste During Your Vacation in Izmir

When you are in Izmir, do not forget to try the magnificent flavors of the Aegean cuisine while enjoying the beautiful weather and the sea of the city. Boyoz İzmir’s boyoz, which has a history of almost 500 years, is also a registered trademark since 2017. It's made by baking round pieces of dough which consist of wheat...

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10 Places to Discover in Winter

10 Places to Discover in Winter

With its wonderful climate, İzmir is a destination that you can enjoy during the winter as well. Here are 10 places waiting to be discovered in Izmir during the winter. 1. Thermal Springs Turkey has great importance in terms of thermal springs and İzmir is a city with thousands of years of experience in thermal springs and therapy...

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20 Best Things to Do in Izmir for Less than 50 TL

20 Best Things to Do in Izmir for Less than 50 TL

There is no need to spend a lot of money to enjoy Izmir. Here are 20 wonderful activities that can be done with a budget of 50 liras 1. See Izmir from the Historical Elevator The Historical Elevator is one of the places where the magnificent view of the Gulf can be enjoyed. Here you can have a nice time dining with a fascinating view...

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Things You Didn’t Know About Izmir

Things You Didn’t Know About Izmir

Let’s talk about some features of the ‘Beautiful Izmir’ that are not known by many people. 'Beautiful Izmir' nickname goes back a very long time İzmir has been a city that has fascinated people since ancient times. "They founded their city in the most beautiful sky and the best climate in the world."...

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