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İzmir Destination Guide

Explore İzmir in Turkey

İzmir in the region of İzmir with its 2,500,603 inhabitants is a town in Turkey - some 323 mi or ( 520 km ) West of Ankara , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of İzmir

Current time in İzmir is now 11:11 PM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Istanbul " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Mytilini, Chios, Heraklion, Athens, and Yenikale. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Mytilini . We saw some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in İzmir ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Belly Dance Globetrotters: Turkey 4

1:52 min by unicornorosso
Views: 10771 Rating: 4.77

Belly dancing is performed and loved worldwide. Passionate travelers filmed during their travels some belly dancers. Hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, cruise ships , all sites ready to host a belly dan ..

Izmir 2012 - Erasmus in Turkey

2:07 min by MarvinJobs
Views: 10122 Rating: 5.00

This is my entry for the video competition for the 25th anniversary of Erasmus. The video is a short depiction of the first three months I spent in Izmir, Turkey. Music (with friendly permission from ..

Turkey - Aegean Region and Izmir

6:47 min by tinasor
Views: 6083 Rating: 4.56 Many would agree that the coastal region of the Aegean has some of the most stunning views in the country and, in the words of Heredotus, "have the most beautiful sky and the best ..

5 Ways You Will Be Mistreated

5:21 min by mhcseattle
Views: 5857 Rating: 4.79

Jesus asks the church in Smyrna to endure what he endured for us in the face of persecution. He says 1) there will be tribulation, 2) there will be poverty, 3) you will be slandered, 4) there will be ..

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Interesting facts about this location


Izmir is a large metropolis in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey. Izmir's metropolitan area extends along the outlying waters of the Gulf of İzmir and inland to the north across Gediz River's delta, to the east along an alluvial plain created by several small streams and to a slightly more rugged terrain in the south.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 38.42 27.13 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Aegean Sea port cities and towns in Turkey, Ancient Greek cities, Ancient Greek sites in Turkey, Izmir, Populated coastal places in Turkey, Roman sites in Turkey

Izmir International Fair

The Izmir International Fair, also spelled İzmir International Fair, is the oldest tradeshow in Turkey, considered the cradle of Turkey's fairs and expositions industry, and is also notable for hosting a series of simultaneous festival activities. The fair and the festival are held in the compound of İzmir's vast inner city park named Kültürpark in the first days of September, and organized by İZFAŞ, a depending company of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality.

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Located at 38.43 27.15 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: 1932 establishments in Turkey, Annual events in Turkey, Culture in Izmir, Fairgrounds, Fairs in Turkey, Festivals in Izmir, Parks in Izmir, Recurring events established in 1932, Trade fairs in Turkey


Eşrefpaşa is a popular and rooted neighborhood of İzmir within the metropolitan district of Konak. It does not have an official status and delimitation and exists rather as a notion. Eşrefpaşa encompasses up to twenty officially constituted and densely populated quarters (mahalle) in the city's inner parts.

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Located at 38.40 27.15 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Izmir, Neighbourhoods of Izmir, Pashas


Kadifekale (literally "the velvet castle" in Turkish) is the name of the hill located within the urban zone of İzmir, Turkey, as well as being the name of the ancient castle on top of the same hill. Both the hill and the castle were named Pagos in pre-Turkish times and by the local Greeks in modern times.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 38.40 27.15 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Geography of Izmir, Mountains of Turkey, Neighbourhoods of Izmir, Visitor attractions in Izmir


Asansör is a historical building in İzmir's Karataş quarter, within the boundaries of the metropolitan district of Konak. It was built in 1907 as a work of public service by a wealthy Jewish banker and trader of that period, Nesim Levi Bayraklıoğlu, in order to ease passage from the narrow coastline of Karataş to the hillside, the elevator within the building serving to carry people and goods through the steep cliff between the two parts of the quarter.

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Located at 38.41 27.12 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures completed in 1907, Buildings and structures in Izmir, Individual elevators, Visitor attractions in Izmir


Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in İzmir