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Izmir Cruise Port

Sitting on the coast of the Aegean Sea, Izmir is Turkey’s third largest city and second largest port. Once known as Smyrna, its history goes back to around 3,000 B.C.  Today, Izmir is a modern city with a European feel that serves as a jumping off ... 

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Scenic view

November 2013

Taken from the Jewish section of the city.

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Izmir Shore Excursion: Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

small local mosque in Izmir

March 2013

beautiful interior of a small local mosque in Izmir showing tile work and wood carving, as well as chandelier

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Izmir Shore Excursion: Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Turkish Carpets

December 2012

Amy C
Canada

We had lunch and a tour of the local carpet coop, where the carpets are made (they have their own silkworms). If you want to buy a carpet, this is the best place with the best prices and you know they are handmade.

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Izmir Shore Excursion: Day Trip to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary

Ephesus Cats

December 2012

Amy C
Canada

A lot of cats at Ephesus, especially on the mosaics. I think they work for the Ministry of Tourism.

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Izmir Shore Excursion: Day Trip to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary

Ephesus Road in to Theatre

December 2012

Amy C
Canada

This is the road from one of the gates looking back toward the Theatre.

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Izmir Shore Excursion: Day Trip to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary

Ephesus Board Games

December 2012

Amy C
Canada

Our tour guide showing us a backgammon board at Ephesus.

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Izmir Shore Excursion: Day Trip to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary

House of the Virgin Mary

December 2012

Amy C
Canada

The House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus.

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Izmir Shore Excursion: Day Trip to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary

Amphitheater in Ephesus

December 2012

Impressive and well-preserved/restored amphitheater.

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Izmir Shore Excursion: Day Trip to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary

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