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Discover Izmir, Anatolia’s largest metropolis and one of the principal mercantile cities of the Mediterranean Sea, with over 3,500 years of recorded urban history


  1. Izmir HD video
  2. Izmir in a nutshell
  3. Izmir key sights
  4. Izmir images

Izmir in a nutshell

Some interesting facts about Izmir:

  1. Located on the waters of the Gulf of Izmir
  2. it is one of the principal mercantile cities of the Mediterranean Sea
  3. with 3,500 years of recorded urban history
  4. it is one of the oldest settlements of the Mediterranean basin
  5. once known as the Ancient city of Smyrna
  6. It emerged as a major international port starting in the 17th century
  7. It is now the largest metropolis in western Anatolia
  8. composed of several metropolitan districts
  9. and with over 3 million inhabitants
  10. it is the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara
  11. Attracting many foreigners with the city’s European orientation
  12. Clock Tower (Saat Kulesi): beautiful marble tower in the heart of the Konak Square
  13. Konak district: Izmir’s historical neighbourhood around Konak Square

Izmir key sights

Izmir most popular attractions:

  1. Alsancak (shopping and dining quarter)
  2. Forum Bornova Shopping Center
  3. Kordonboyu (boardwalk)
  4. Asansor
  5. Synagogue Street (Havra Sokagi)
  6. Konak Square
  7. Kadifekale Ancient Ruins
  8. Kemeralti Market
  9. Roman Agora of Smyrna
  10. Izmir Coast view

Izmir images