The five most tranquil places in Izmir where you can relax
The 3rd largest city of Turkey. Population, economic, and cultural richness is buzzing with tourist attractions. Despite all this dynamism, Izmir has many points where you can relax and breathe among the natural beauties.
Sometimes we all want to get away from the city, away from the people, have a quiet day or a moment. Izmir also comes to your aid at such moments, and offers dozens of alternatives to rest your head. We wanted to compile a few for you.
Ege University Botanical Garden was founded in 1960 under the leadership of Turkey's first botanical institution. This magnificent garden, which serves to protect and promote the plant richness of the country, is decorated with colorful flowers and interesting plants. The Botanical Garden, located on a huge area of 48 thousand square meters, hosts more than three thousand plant species. Inside; There are 13 separate greenhouses, show gardens, systematic parcels, arboretum, orchard and pools. In research greenhouses inside; There are 250 tropical trees and nearly 200 cactus species. In this huge garden, you can stay alone and walk, dive into nature at the spot you like, and spend as much time as you want. The Botanic Garden, where entrance is free, is open until 17:00 and closed on weekends.
Culture Park (Kültürpark)
Kültürpark, which also hosts the Izmir Fair, is an oasis in the center of the city. Kültürpark, where culture and nature together with magnificent trees and a rich flora, is the most special point where you can relax in the heart of the city with its calm and peaceful atmosphere. Whether you are doing sports, sitting on a bank, sitting in the shade of a tree, reading your book, or letting yourself in the chirping of birds. Kültürpark will provide you with all the atmosphere you need to relax.
Karagöl Nature Park
Located in Yamanlar district of Menemen city, Karagöl Nature Park is a lush green natural place. Ideal for camping, the park contains a country casino, picnic and barbecue units, a caravan area and a tent camping area. Karagöl has a crater lake and a water surface of 35 decares. In the lake surrounded by pine forests, it is possible to perform many activities such as nature walks, lake tour and angling. You can also have a village breakfast or taste local dishes at the restaurant in the lake area. Karagöl Nature Park is one to rest in a quiet, calm and peaceful environment.
Seyir Hill (Seyir Tepe)
Located in Bayraklı district of Izmir, Seyir Hill is a dazzling place with its magnificent view. The hill, where you can watch the city panoramically, turns into a different beauty during the day and at night. Situated at a point where nature meets a perfect bay view. Seyir Tepesi offers a peaceful environment with its nature park, viewing terrace, restaurant and recreation areas. Whether you want to dive into the scenery, take a walk or take amazing photos. You can reach the hill by shuttles departing from Karşıyaka and Konak.
Intact Coves of Mordoğan
Located in the district of Karaburun and known for its seventy kinds of purple flowers, Mordoğan is a paradise on earth with its unique and untouched nature. Located 87 kilometers from Izmir, Mordoğan is a good place to relax and spend time in its virgin bays especially in summer. Ayıbalığı Beach, Kocakum Beach, Ardıç Beach and Archeopark are just a few of the places you can visit. You can come with your beach towel or book and spend a day in peace with nature.