Izmir

Izmir Attractions

Ephesus (Efeze)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 276 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The ancient Greek city of Ephesus, also know as Efeze, was once one of the world’s greatest cities. It ranked only behind Rome in its size and importance during the Roman period, at which time ...  Read more

Hierapolis

4.5 star rating: Recommended 95 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Perhaps better known by tourists as Pamukkale, Hierapolis is an ancient city of the Lycus River valley famed for its sacred hot springs. There’s a lot to see at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, ...  Read more

Pergamon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Pergamon is an ancient city dating as far back as the 5th century BC. Credited with the invention of parchment, this once great seat of learning and culture had a library with over 20,000 volumes ...  Read more

St Mary's House

4.5 star rating: Recommended 270 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A holy shrine to the supposed death place of St. Mary, the House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus is a standing testament to the home of the beloved mother of Jesus. Many believe that the house was ...  Read more

Izmir Cruise Port

4.5 star rating: Recommended 46 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 ...  Read more

Archaelogy and Ethnography Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Izmir Archaeology and Ethnography Museum are 2 separate museums located side by side on the hill at Bahribaba Park, just a short walk from Konak. The Archaeology Museum is blessed with ...  Read more

Kadifekale

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Kadifekale, also known  as The Velvet Castle, presides over the town from its vantage point on top of Kadifekale hill. Built by General Lysimachos, a successor of Alexander the Great, Kadifekale ...  Read more

Pergamon (Bergama)

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A visit to Pergamon (Pergamum) means stepping back in time to one of the most well-preserved ancient Greek city-states. The city rose to prominence under the rule of Alexander the Great’s successor ...  Read more

Asklepion

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

This ancient medical center, honoring the Greek god of healing Asklepios, has existed since the 4th century BC. Built around a spring with waters that were believed to be sacred, the columns and ...  Read more

St John’s Basilica

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A visit to St. John’s Basilica allows a glimpse into the history of this ancient site, built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the sixth century. It is believed that the church sits on the burial ...  Read more

Agora

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Before there was Izmir, there was Smyrna, an ancient Roman city on the Aegean coast of Anatolia (now Turkey). Evidence of this fact in modern-day Izmir is most apparent upon visiting ancient Agora, ...  Read more

Konak Square

Konak Square is in the center of Izmir, marked by its iconic clock tower that serves as a common meeting point for travelers and locals alike. Since being built in 1901, the clock tower has ...  Read more

St Polycarp Church

St Polycarp Church dates from the mid-1600s and is Izmir’s oldest church. Dedicated to Saint Polycarp, a bishop who was martyred by the Romans in 155 AD, the church was been repeatedly damaged by ...  Read more

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