Izmir Attractions

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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 ...  Read more

Archaelogy and Ethnography Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

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.  ...  Read more


4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

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 ...  Read more

Baths of Varius

The Baths of Varius was a bathhouse built in the 2nd century AD in Ephesus in present-day Turkey. The north and east walls of the original building were ...  Read more

Celsus Library

The Celsus Library is the most famous part of the ruins of Ephesus in Turkey. It was built between 110 and 135 AD by Gaius Julius Aquila in honor of his ...  Read more

Clock Tower (Saat Kulesi)

Saat Kulesi is a historic clock tower in Konak Square in the center of Izmir, Turkey. The Levantine French architect Raymond Charles Père designed the ...  Read more

Ephesus (Efeze)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 370 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Fountain of Trajan

The Fountain of Trajan is a building in the ruins of Ephesus in Turkey that was built in the 2nd century AD. It is a two story building that was constructed ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 125 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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 ...  Read more


4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

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 ...  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 ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Pergamon (Bergama)

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

St John’s Basilica

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 3 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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