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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.

Live in İzmir

Live in İzmir

There is a reason this city is called "The Beautiful İzmir". Thanks to 300 sunny days a year, the numerous natural beauties in every corner, the structures that carry traces of its history, many event options to spend enjoyable time 365 days a year, the practicality of the local transportation, and the friendly locals, İzmir is one of Turkey's most livable cities.

Life in İzmir means to enjoy the peaceful rhythm of nature and the vibrant city life together.

As Turkey's third-largest city, İzmir offers many opportunities for activities you can enjoy in every hour of every day throughout the year. If you wish, you can attend culture and art activities in İzmir and visit concerts, plays, and exhibitions. In spring and summer, you can share the joy of life at the festivals held all over the city.

Entertainment in İzmir continues until the first light of the morning. There are countless bars and cafes where you can listen to live music, have a drink and chat with your friends in many districts, especially Alsancak and Konak. In spring and summer, night clubs on touristic routes such as Alaçatı are filled with those who want to enjoy life.

With a total coastal length of 629 kilometers, İzmir promises a life in touch with the sea. In Izmir, you can enjoy the sea by walking in Kordon or taking a ferry from Alsancak to Karşıyaka, or you can explore the bluest waters on 49 blue-flagged beaches.

Food lovers, who live in İzmir or visit this city, discover many different tastes which are all indispensable for Aegean cuisine, from appetizers to healthiest herbs, and from olive oil dishes to street flavors.

With its 8,500 years of past, İzmir is also a historical capital. Numerous historical monuments await you in all corners of the city, from Ephesus to Smyrna, from Bergama to Kadifekale. Plus, it is possible to feel the historical texture of İzmir even without leaving the city center. The Historic Elevator, where you will see the magnificent view of İzmir from a different angle, the city's Clock Tower, the famous Alsancak Station, and many other historical buildings offer the opportunity to make a journey in time.

İzmir, which has hosted many different cultures throughout history, has turned into a city of tolerance by preserving this heritage very well. For centuries, the places of worship where people with different cultures have fulfilled their religious duties freely and with mutual respect are waiting for their visitors in the city center and the nearby districts as the sign of the tolerant life in İzmir.

The countless number of colorful local shops, shops of world-famous brands, big shopping malls, historical bazaars, and street markets are also waiting for their guests in İzmir. With the historical Kemeraltı Bazaar, the largest open-air shopping mall in the world, with many shopping malls where local and foreign brands are sold, with the outlet centers that allow you to purchase quality products at affordable prices, with the district markets where local products are displayed on the counters, and with the trade centers such as Karşıyaka and Alsancak, İzmir transforms shopping into a passion.

If you want to spend a day in touch with nature, İzmir is also an ideal city for you. Kültürpark, İnciraltı Urban Forest, İzmir Wildlife Park, İzmir Bird Paradise, Homeros Valley, Karagöl, Çiçekliköy, and many more destinations are waiting for those who want to escape from the vibrant life of the city and leave themselves to the peaceful arms of nature.

Life in İzmir also means a healthy life. First of all, the city's relationship with health goes back to ancient times. This relationship that started with Asklepion, which was known to be built in the 4th century BC and says "Death cannot enter here" at its door, continues today with many thermal springs all around the city. With around 150 ambulances serving at 134 first aid stations, air ambulance services, doctors and health care teams speaking foreign languages, and accredited health institutions working in accordance with international standards in the medical field, İzmir is the rising star of our country in medical tourism. 

Thanks to the transportation options and tourism facilities for old and handicapped individuals, and the bicycle routes, İzmir offers a healthy life both for its residents and its visitors. 

It is really a privilege to live in İzmir for all these reasons we have mentioned and many more. Start by visiting İzmir to get an idea of how pleasant it can be to live in this beautiful city. Who knows, maybe one day you may even find yourself as a resident of “The Beautiful İzmir!”

 

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