Izmir VacationsTurkey
Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city, is the site of the ancient city of Smyrna and the birthplace of Homer. Your Izmir Odyssey is likely to feel much more modern, however, as the glass fronted buildings, up-to-the-minute shopping centers, and bustling boulevards attest. Most of this 5000-year-old city’s historic buildings were …

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Reviews of Izmir

elaine g (@iamego)
elaine g (@iamego)San Francisco, California, USA
31/05/2016

One of my favorite cities in Turkey... the 3rd largest city, I was surprised I hadn't heard of it. It has some great waterfront areas to hang out. The "downtown"/ financial part has tons of coffee places where you can sit and enjoy a coffee and enjoy watching the ocean

Eric Brink
Eric BrinkPleasant Hill, California, USA
10/10/2013

Gayle and I actually didn't see much of Izmir (formally the Greek City of Smyrna), other than the City as we came in and left via our cruise ship or on the bus to and from Ephesus. Our nexus was the port and with probably a lot of lost opportunity to explore this interesting multi-cultural area more thoroughly.

Herdianti Wisesaputri
Herdianti WisesaputriJakarta, Indonesia
04/03/2013

This city has three faces. Business side, a bit slumy side and the beautiful beautiful seafront side. Anyways its worth a visit just for the beautiful seafront side :)

Sam Litvin
Sam LitvinSan Diego, California
14/01/2013

Big city that is little known outside but in turkey it is well known for its music, beaches and a very liberal atmosphere.

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