Explore the seaside area of Izmir—cafés, shopping, and popular sights from Smyrna to Kadifekale.

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Shopping, Cafes and Seafood

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Where to stay in Izmir

Izmir City Centre
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Izmir City Centre

Cafes, Sea, Ruins

Izmir City Centre is a welcoming neighborhood with many tasty options for cafés and seafood restaurants. Other highlights include the local shopping and the natural splendor of the seaside.

Alsancak
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Alsancak

Monuments, Sea, Museums

The Alsancak neighborhood welcomes visitors with convenient options for bars. Many visitors come for its beautiful outdoor settings, especially the seaside.

Konak
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Konak

Monuments, Ruins, Theaters

Konak is a welcoming, upscale neighborhood. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the seaside.

Balcova
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Balcova

Family-Friendly, Shopping, Sea

Balcova is a welcoming neighborhood. Other highlights include the local shopping and the natural splendor of the seaside.

Karsiyaka
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Karsiyaka

Theaters, Shopping, Museums

Karsiyaka is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Narlidere
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Narlidere

Spas, Swimming, Relaxing

Narlidere is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors. In addition to its friendly people, the neighborhood has many charming qualities.

Top Hotels in Izmir

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Tav Airport Hotel Izmir
Adnan Menderes Airport Int. Terminal, Izmir
$56/night
Aug 17 - Aug 18
4.4/5Excellent! (339 reviews)

"The location is great. It is practically inside the airport. It is clean and comfy."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Tav Airport Hotel Izmir
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Swissotel Buyuk Efes Izmir
5 out of 5
Gaziosmanpasa Bulvari No 1, Izmir
$101/night
Jul 28 - Jul 29
4.6/5Exceptional! (768 reviews)

"Best hotel in IZmir, Good welcoming bu The staff , Clean and Big rooms."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

Swissotel Buyuk Efes Izmir
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Wyndham Grand Izmir Ozdilek
5 out of 5
Inciralti Street Nr 67, Izmir
$86/night
Aug 3 - Aug 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (847 reviews)

"As always this hotel provides excellent customer care. It is definitely my hotel of choice in the area."…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Wyndham Grand Izmir Ozdilek

Top activities in Izmir

Tour of Ephesus, Ephesus Archaeological Museum & House of the Virgin Mary
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Tour of Ephesus, Ephesus Archaeological Museum & House of the Virgin Mary

$120

Travel back in time to the glory days of the Roman Empire as you discover the ruins of the most complete Classical city on earth. Explore Ephesus, the Terrace Houses, the Ephesus Archaeological Museum, and the House of the Virgin Mary all in one well-planed day.

Guided Tour of Ephesus & the House of the Virgin Mary
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Guided Tour of Ephesus & the House of the Virgin Mary

$75

Uncover ancient history at the largest and most well-preserved archaeological site in Turkey. This tour takes you to Ephesus, an ancient Greek city full of still-intact buildings and monuments. Also, visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary is believed to have lived after Christ's Resurrection.

Turkish Villages & Local Life Tour
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Turkish Villages & Local Life Tour

$75

Explore 3 Turkish villages, each offering a unique perspective on the culture and history of the area. In Sirince, discover the descendants of Greek civilization, before learning about steam trains in Camlik, and finishing the tour surrounded by organic agriculture in Kirazli.

Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Izmir
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Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Izmir

$110

THIS REGULAR GROUP TOUR MAY BE CANCELLED IN BETWEEN OCTOBER TO MARCH BECAUSE OF NOT ENOUGH TRAVELERS. YOU MAY WILL BE INFORMED BY A CANCELLATION E-MAIL IF YOU BUY IT FOR IN BETWEEN ABOVE DATES. KIND REGARD.

Izmir & Sardis Jewish Heritage Tour
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Izmir & Sardis Jewish Heritage Tour

$95

Explore Jewish heritage as you travel between the ancient cities of Izmir and Sardis. Learn about ancient history extending back to the Classical Greek era, and visit the Jewish District of Izmir to visit historic synagogues and learn about prominent Jews from the twentieth century.

Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary Small-Group Tour
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Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary Small-Group Tour

$85

Take a look back to see the ancient Greco-Roman world come alive in the historic ruins of Ephesus. With hassle-free transportation and the experience of a knowledgeable guide, this tour gives you an introduction to the intriguing secrets of this onetime Aegean metropolis.