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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.

İzmir is a book without an ending. You will be amazed as you go through the pages.

İzmir is a book without an ending. You will be amazed as you go through the pages.

In addition to the beauty it offers to humanity, İzmir is also fascinating with its lesser known aspects. How about learning new things about İzmir and refreshing your knowledge?

Slow City

Slow City

Seferihisar district of İzmir is the first place in Turkey that is awarded the title of Cittaslow, a title that is part of a cultural trend known as the slow movement.

Wind Turbines in Izmir

Wind Turbines in Izmir

Izmir, the city of firsts, has the first wind turbine in Turkey.

Churches of Christianity

Churches of Christianity

3 of the 7 churches mentioned in the Bible that are important for Christianity, are located in İzmir.

The Queen of Amazon

The Queen of Amazon

There are many legends about the origin of the name İzmir. One of them is that it is named after the queen of the Amazon.

Seven Wonders of the World

Seven Wonders of the World

The Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” is located in Selçuk, İzmir.

Charta Pergamena

Charta Pergamena

Parchment paper was discovered in Bergama as an alternative to papyrus. The material, which was first called Bergama paper (Charta Pergamena), was later named parchment.

Virgin Mary Church

Virgin Mary Church

The first church built for the Virgin Mary is in Ephesus.

Origins of snake figure in medicine and pharmacy

Origins of snake figure in medicine and pharmacy

The snake figure, a symbol of medicine and pharmacy, origins from Bergama.

First Healing Temple

First Healing Temple

The first healing temple was founded in İzmir in the name of the god of medicine Asklepios.

Ancestor of Poets

Ancestor of Poets

Homer, the ancestor of poets, the author of Iliada and Odysseus, was born in Izmir.

İzmir's Historical Philosopher

İzmir's Historical Philosopher

The famous philosopher Heraclitus (540-480 BC), who once said, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” lived in Ephesus.

St. John the Apostle

St. John the Apostle

St. John the Apostle, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament died in Selçuk, and his tomb is still there.

Clazomenai Olive Oil Plant

Clazomenai Olive Oil Plant

The first olive oil production facility in Anatolia is the Clazomenai Olive Oil Plant in Urla.

Temple of Athena

Temple of Athena

The first temple in the name of the goddess Athena, the daughter of Zeus, was built in Izmir.

Herbal Treatment Center

Herbal Treatment Center

İzmir, which stands out with its natural resources, is the first city where herbal treatment, psychotherapy and natural therapy were applied.

Galen

Galen

Galen (131-210 AD), the most famous physician and scientist of ancient Rome, lived in Bergama.

Xenophanes

Xenophanes

Philosopher and poet Xenophanes lived in the Colophon in the 6th century BC.

Anaxagoras

Anaxagoras

The philosopher Anaxagoras (500-428 BC), one of the famous scholars of his period, lived in Clazomenae, now called Urla.

Dario Moreno

Dario Moreno

Famous singer Dario Moreno, known for his love for Izmir, lived on the street to the Historical Elevator, today known as Dario Moreno Street.

The First Theatre

The First Theatre

Bademli is the first and only village in Turkey that has a theater.

The First Library

The First Library

Asia's first library was established in Bergama with 200,000 books.

The Oldest Bridge

The Oldest Bridge

The oldest known bridge, the Caravan Bridge (850 BC) was built on the River Meles near Izmir.

Izmir International Fair

Izmir International Fair

Held in every August since 1931, "Izmir International Fair" is Turkey's oldest traditional fair.

Universities & Technoparks

Universities & Technoparks

As of 2019, there are 9 universities and 4 technoparks in İzmir.


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