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  • Location: Izmir, Turkey
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Discover the magic of Izmir on an introductory half-day tour that covers all the highlights. Wander through the ancient Agora, marvel at the ruins of Alexander the Great's castle and visit both the Archaeological and Ethnographic museums.

Highlights

  • Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
  • Wander through Ancient Agora
  • Visit the ruins of Alexander the Great's Castle
  • Explore the Archeological Museum home to many Greek and Roman artifacts and the Ethnographic Museum displaying local arts and crafts
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Local handcrafts, Izmir

Highlights include:

Ancient Agora

Izmir's Ancient Agora was once a bustling Roman bazaar and today you can still see Colonnades of Corinthian columns, vaulted chambers and a reconstructed arch making it one of the best preserved Agoras in the world.

Kadifekale

The ruins of Alexander the Great's Castle, Kadifekale (meaning "the velvet castle" in Turkish), sits atop a hill overlooking the city below.

Archaeological Musuem

Visit the Archaeology Museum containing many Greek and Roman artifacts. Be sure to take a look at the head of a gigantic statue of Domitian that once stood at Ephesus.

Ethnographic Museum

This old stone building houses colorful displays of local arts and crafts and you can learn about pottery, embroidery wood-block printing. You can even see how they make those little blue and white 'evil eye' beads, a craft dating back hundreds of years.

Itinerary

Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Wander through Ancient Agora
Visit the ruins of Alexander the Great's Castle
Explore the Archeological Museum home to many Greek and Roman artifacts and Ethnographic Museum displaying local arts and crafts

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

A great guide who was very informative but felt the tour did not provide enough of an insight into Izmir.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2010

Well planned. The museum was closed. This should be prominently put on the tour description.
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