Interesting Facts About Izmir
Each city, each region has its own characteristics and unique sides. Of course, her little-known secrets and her own facts. In this article, we wanted to compile some "fun, interesting facts" of Izmir.
When Izmir is mentioned, many people think of its beauty, history, cultural richness, the holiday towns right next to it, its famous faces and its memorable values such as Gevrek, Boyoz and Clock Tower. Let's take a closer look at them and try to discover their interesting aspects.
Izmir was once a holiday center
Bringing out many historical names from its heart, Izmir started hosting tourists thousands of years ago. Known for her beauty and love, Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen, came to Izmir Ephesus in 188 with the Roman general Antonious, with whom she had a great love. A love so great that a war would end.
Boyoz is more delicious at night
The name of the Boyoz, which is expected in bakeries for a hot food, disrupting the strictest diets, has long gone beyond the borders of Izmir. It is now possible to find it in bakeries in some cities. For now, no one knows about the "night boyoz", except the people of Izmir. Eating boyoz after night entertainment in Izmir is a passion. Instead of morning soup or night soup, morning Boyoz and night Boyoz are famous in Izmir.
The first village theater in Bademler Village
There has been a theater in Bademler Village of Urla for 81 years. Bademler is the first village in our country to host a theater. In addition to the village theater of Bademler, which is one of the most enlightened and contemporary settlements of our country, there is also a toy museum for more than 20 years and a public library that has been serving for 81 years. Do not neglect to visit Bademler, which is very close to Izmir, and watch one of the plays staged if you come across.
'Klorak' is required for cleaning
There are names given by the people of Izmir with their own preferences. One of them is "Klorak". People of Izmir call the bleach used for cleaning in many areas 'Klorak'. This is partly due to brand loyalty. With its yellow bottle, Klorak is a cleaning detergent identified with Izmir.
Long ago, Izmir was called 'Beautiful Izmir'.
One of the nicknames of Izmir, the pearl of the Aegean, is ‘Beautiful Izmir’. This nickname actually represents a whole. It includes its people as well as its nature, history, location, cultural and historical riches. Although we perceive this nickname as if it was produced today, it actually dates back thousands of years. Ephesus, one of the most famous cities of ancient times, was one of the largest cities in the world during the Roman imperial period. It contained the richness of all Ionian culture and made a name for itself with its cultural and artistic activities. For this purpose, this city was called "Beautiful Izmir" and "la Perle de l'Ionie" (Pearl of Ionia). Izmir has been protecting its nickname properly ever since.