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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 October

Endless Vineyards of Urla

Endless Vineyards of Urla

If you want to taste the most delicious wines of the Aegean in Izmir and walk around the vineyards, Urla is the destination! Urla is the address of a peaceful vacation with its bays to enjoy the clear Aegean Sea, natural beauties, historical buildings worth seeing, unique cuisine, and wine vineyards. The relationship of the region with...

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The Favorite Destination in Autumn: Ephesus Ancient City

The Favorite Destination in Autumn: Ephesus Ancient City

Every year, nearly 2 million visitors from Turkey and abroad come to the Ancient City of Ephesus, which has always been a shining star throughout history and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The most ideal season to enjoy this magnificent ancient city, which has spread over a wide area of about 8 km since it has changed...

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Districts of Izmir Where You Can Have a Vacation in Autumn

Districts of Izmir Where You Can Have a Vacation in Autumn

Even though the summer is behind, the vacation does not end in Izmir. Here are 5 Izmir districts that you can visit in autumn. 1. Konak Konak, the heart of Izmir, with its many touristic spots, is one of the most important places that those who come to the city in autumn should not return without seeing. There are a ton of historical...

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Prepare Your Skateboards, We're Going to Bostanlı!

Prepare Your Skateboards, We're Going to Bostanlı!

If you love skateboarding, you should definitely try the Skate Park in Bostanlı, Turkey's largest skateboard park. Bostanlı coastline, which Izmir Metropolitan Municipality completed its arrangement in March 2019, has become one of the most beautiful and enjoyable coastlines of Izmir. While a total area of 120 decares on the shores...

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Journey to the History of the City: Izmir Kemeraltı Antique Dealers Bazaar

Journey to the History of the City: Izmir Kemeraltı Antique Dealers Bazaar

The Antique Dealers Bazaar, opened inside the Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar in Fall 2019, brings collectors and antique dealers together. Bringing the traces of the past together with today's texture, the Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar stands out as one of the places where you can meet your every need with its colorful stores, and one of...

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Street Flavors of Izmir

Street Flavors of Izmir

Here are 10 famous flavors you can buy from street vendors in Izmir. 1. Gevrek (Izmir’s Bagel) Another wonderful taste of Izmir is gevrek. Often mistaken with simit, the Turkish bagel, it’s a slightly different flavor. Gevrek was brought by Tatars who migrated from Crimea to Izmir 450 years ago. Nowadays it is offered in...

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Best 5 Spot to Watch the Stars in Izmir

Best 5 Spot to Watch the Stars in Izmir

Here are 5 spots where you can watch the stars on clear nights in Izmir. 1. The Historical Elevator The Historical Elevator is one of the places where both day and night landscapes can be enjoyed in Izmir. If you go to the Historical Elevator, which can be reached via both Mithatpaşa Street and Halil Rıfat Paşa Street, just before the...

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Angling in Izmir

Angling in Izmir

The most suitable period for angling in Izmir is from October through May. Here are the best destinations where you can fish from the coastline. In Izmir, which has a coastline of 629 kilometers, the sea is enjoyed not only by swimming and sunbathing but also by fishing. When the summer leaves for autumn, amateur fishermen on the shores...

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Top 5 Places for Barbecue in Izmir

Top 5 Places for Barbecue in Izmir

Izmir has great spots for barbecue enthusiasts too. Here are 5 destinations where you can have a barbecue party and have a good time with your loved ones. 1. Karagöl Recreation Area Located in Karşıyaka district, up in the Yamanlar Mountains which have made a name with the legend of Tantalus, this area is 26 kilometers from...

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Living in Izmir as an Expat

Living in Izmir as an Expat

Norwegian Kari Jensen, who married a Turk, moved to Izmir, and started to work here, tells us how it is to live in Izmir as an expat. When and why did you move to Izmir? I moved to Izmir in 2014, after I and my boyfriend decided to get married. He was already living here since it's his hometown. I was a freelance social media...

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