Izmir is Turkey’s third largest city. Izmir which is called the Pearl of the Aegean, has hosted many history. Izmir is one of the oldest settlements in the Mediterranean according to the records over 4.000 years. Lydians to the Persian Empire, from the Roman Empire to the Ottoman Empire they lived in this land.
The city, which was named Izmir in the 16th century, is a large metropolis at international standards. There are traces of British, Dutch, French as well as the Jews in the city.
In particular, many architecturally valuable works are located in Izmir. Konak Pier, (the project of the French architect Gustave Eiffel, the architect of the Eiffel tower), is still used as a shopping center today.
You can take long walks by the sea in the city center (Kordon) and enjoy the warm weather and the sea.
The historical clock tower and Kemeraltı Grand Bazaar are extremely popular. You should visit them.