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Izmir Attractions

Whether your aim is to shop up a storm or sample local cuisine, there's no shortage of things to see and do in Izmir. This city has many exciting attractions that'll keep your travel schedule full and your feet on the go. Whatever you're into, this place has something up its sleeve for you.

Discover the sights of Izmir with some popular tours & day trips, or check out our list of 223 fun activities in Izmir. We have no booking fees as well as free cancellation, so you can rest easy and put your energy into planning your dream vacation.

Things to Do in Izmir with Kids

Izmir is a superb place for a family break. Take the youngsters along and enjoy these popular family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Izmir

There's no need to max out your credit card in Izmir. The following won't cost a cent.

Ismet Inonu Sanat Merkezi - When it's time to get cultured, stop here and appreciate the talent on display.

Dokuz Eylul University - Admire the design and originality of this impressive example of modernistic architecture.

Kızlarağası Han - You'll feel like you've traveled back in time while ambling around this historic site.

Konak Square - This lively area is a favorite hangout of locals and tourists alike.

Izmir Sanat - Widely renowned among local residents, this place is worth visiting.

Saint Polycarp Church - Spend some time in meditation or prayer at this revered sacred site.

Basmane Square - Grab your rug, pack some nibbles and find a comfortable spot to relish Mother Nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Izmir

Konak

Consider a visit to Smyrna and take some time to enjoy the seaside views during your time in Konak. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Cankaya Station or Hilal Station.

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Alsancak

Seaside views, bars, and spas highlight some of the noteworthy features of Alsancak. Make a stop by Kulturpark or Italian Cultural Center while you're exploring the neighborhood.

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Balcova

Shopping, seaside views, and spas highlight some of the noteworthy features of Balcova. Make a stop by Aqua City or Agora Shopping Center while you're exploring the neighborhood.

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Izmir City Centre

Consider a visit to Izmir International Fair and take some time to enjoy the seaside views during your time in Izmir City Centre. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Cankaya Station or Hilal Station.

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Bornova

Appreciated for its restaurants and gardens, you might consider exploring Bornova. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Forum Bornova Shopping Center, and jump on the metro at Bornova Station or Bolge Station to get around the city.

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Karsiyaka

You'll enjoy the museums and shopping in Karsiyaka. You might want to make time for a stop at Ragip Haykir Sahnesi or Bostanli Market.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Izmir famous for?

Konak Square and İzmir Clock Tower should be at the top of your list of things to see in Izmir.

What should I not miss in Izmir?

Consider heading directly toward Kadifekale and İzmir Archeological Museum, two leading sights that draw plenty of travelers from far and wide.

What can you do in Izmir for free?

Your escape to Izmir won't cost a fortune with free attractions like these to keep you busy:

  • Konak Square
  • Ege University
  • Izmir Optimum AVM
  • Kemeralti Market