Produced by Faculty of Communication, Izmir University of Economics

Izmir is the 3rd largest City in Turkey and the 2nd largest sea port. The city today is an interesting mixture of modern high rise buildings with wide tree lined boulevards & traditional houses.

Izmir enjoys a temperate climate with mild winters and warm summers, which is probably why the street life is so lively. A walk on the Kordon reveals an endless line of restaurants, Bistros, Bars, Coffee shops and Tea Houses all spilling onto the street.

A visit to Izmir can not be complete without spending a few hours wandering round the Market Area of Kemer Alti. This is a bustling Bazaar where literally anything can be purchased.



The city of Izmir itself does not possess any beaches however a short journey to the North, East or South of the city will take you to either hustling tourist resorts, or quiet secluded peaceful beaches the choice is yours.

The region has been inhabited since 3000 AD so the area is rich in historical sites, these can be found within the city (Kadifekale – Bayrakli) but also within a short drive you can find Efesus, Pregamum, Sardis, Teos and many more places to explore.

Night life in Izmir is lively and getting livelier all the time, should you feel the need to rock the night away, you can find many modern Disco’s and Night Clubs around all running into the early morning.

SOURCE: http://izmir.gen.tr/eng/