Did you have a Google search about Turkey before? 

If you did I am sure that you found İzmir one of the favorite cities for tourists in Turkey, it is one of the most famous tourist cities in Turkey and the world. In this article, Izmer will be explored generally, especially tourism in Izmir.

We will provide you with the most beautiful places and activities you can do in Izmir to ensure a happy and enjoyable stay right there.


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Where is İzmir located on?

First of all, İzmir is located on the coast of the Aegean Sea at the head of a gulf in the West Coast of Anatolia region. This city is Turkey's third most populated city after Istanbul and Ankara. It has seen the succession of many civilizations such as the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. İzmir was one of the mercantile cities in the Mediterranean region throughout its history. All these civilizations left many traces in the city, which later turned into tourist landmarks visited by millions of tourists annually.


How can you get to İzmir?


I told you above that I will help you as a tourist guide in Izmir, in your search for this destination.

So let us start with the first step: 

How can we get the visa?

To visit Turkey as a tourist your passport must be available for at least 150 days ( five months) from the arrival date. Check your Turkish Visa eligibility from the Turkish Government Website www.mfa.gov.tr. You can obtain your Visa online by visiting the official Turkey e-visa at www.evisa.gov.tr and enlist the form. To pay the fees for the Turkish e-visa use your credit card online. The e-visa fee cost is 20$. After you finish, the e-visa will be sent to you by mail, print the visa, and travel to Turkey with your passport and printed e-visa.

The second step: 

What is the nearest airport to get to Izmir?

After you get the visa you can travel, so the nearest airport to Izmir is İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, 24 km away from Izmir.

Things to do for your first visit to İzmir 

Do you need help with planning to visit İzmir?

When heading to İzmir, there are plenty of activities you can engage in, I will help you in this tourist guide to order your activities and sightseeing during your tour in İzmir by explaining the most amazing locations to visit and activities to do, such as:


Visiting the Historic Sights in Izmir

You can start your tours by visiting the historical sites that feature this city. These are the most prominent historical landmarks in the city:


Clock Tower of İzmir(İzmir Saat Kulesi)

This clock tower was erected to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the founding of Izmir city and is one of its most significant historical landmarks. Visiting the clock tower is completely free, and you can take some remembrance photos, and even shop from nearby stores that offer Turkish goods. You can also enjoy traditional Turkish Tea at the Atatürk Pavilion near the clock tower.



Ancient Ephesus

Ephesus was one of the most critical mercantile Greek cities in the Mediterranean region. Visiting the historical city of Ephesus is a must-do activity during your trip to Izmir. The temple of the goddess Artemis is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. To explore tourist landmarks such as the Temple of Artemis, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Hercules Gate within the city you need a knowledgeable tour guide, The tour lasts up to 6 hours and costs $100 per person.

Sirince Village

One of the villages located in western Turkey on the slopes of Mount Pagos, according to statistics, 90% of the tourists visiting Izmir visit this village, where daily trips to the village last for 8-9 hours for $104 per person, and meals are also provided during the trip during which they explore the village. Most locals turned their houses into hotels that suit all budgets, and the village is well-served by many restaurants. To have a great tour accompanied by a tourist guide in Izmir.


Izmir Asansor

This elevator is one of İzmir's prominent landmarks, established in 1907. It takes you to the top of the hill where there are plenty of cafes and restaurants. You can have lunch and enjoy the city view from above.

The city of Bergama

Bergama is one of the most significant ancient cities in the ancient world. Daily tourist trips are organized to Bergama which cost about $200, including transportation, entrance fees, and one meal cost. This tour duration is 10 hours accompanied by a tourist guide to explore the most famous city's ruins the ancient acropolis of Pergamon (now known as Bergama), followed by lunch or dinner in nature, taking photos, and also the opportunity to shop from the city's archaeological shops.

On this tour, be aware to wear comfortable shoes, and to bring your umbrella if it is rainy.



other tourist attractions that can be visited:

  • Birgi Cakiraga Mansion

  • Saint Polycarp Church

  • Usakizade Kosku

  • Abacıoglu Han

  • Fatih Cinili Cami

  • Hisar Mosque

  • Salepcioglu Mosque



The Activities tourist guide in Izmir

When touring Izmir, there are numerous activities you can engage in during your vacation. However, in our tourist guide in Izmir, there are some activities we recommend prioritizing on your list:

Pamukkale Tour from Izmir

This trip includes visiting the ancient city of Hierapolis, one of the most important Roman ruins, and after that enjoy swimming in the hot springs of Pamukkale with its floating ruins. Such trips last 12 hours, including lunch, and cost $120 per person.



Visiting the local villages in Izmir

One of the activities is where you get away from the city noise and move to the tranquility of the countryside on a 7-hour trip, where you can enjoy Turkish coffee, as well as nature and traditional Turkish cuisine with family or friends.



Balloon tour from Izmir

Now you'll experience a hot air balloon ride over the Pamukkale area and enjoy three hours of outdoor time amidst the clouds. This activity can be done with friends or family. It costs $300 for every 6 individuals.



Alaçatı And Çeşme Private Tour 

Alaçatı is a neighborhood in the district of Çeşme in Izmir, which is famous for its narrow stone homes, architecture, windmills, and delightful seaside.

It is the perfect location to have a memorable photo session. The cost of this tour is about 95$ including only the transportation cost.

Izmir city tour

Full-day tour through the stunning city of Izmir. You can visit Kadifekale, and Izmir Clock Tower, and walk through the city streets to meet kind locals.

This tour is an unusual trip we invite you to use public transportation with the natives to reach the city landmarks. The tour cost is about 65$, including the public transit tickets, entry fees, and the tourist guide in Izmir.



Can I Go Shopping in Izmir?

 Sure you can. While touring Izmir, it's advisable to dedicate a full day to go shopping and enjoy the wonderful markets of Izmir. The main places we recommend visiting are:

  • MaviBahce Shopping Center

  • İzmir Optimum Shopping Mall

  • Agora Alisveris Merkezi

  • Konak Pier



The best hotels for your accommodation in Izmir 

As Izmir is one of the major tourist cities in Turkey, it involves too many wonderful hotels. The hotels we recommend staying at in Izmir in our tourist guide are:


Mia City Hotel

One of the best hotels in Izmir, it is close to the city center and all the important tourist facilities in Izmir. Accommodation prices start at 125$ and it has a rating of 9.0 for its visitors. It features family rooms, free Wi-Fi, parking garages, and a spa resort.


Zeniva Hotel


One of the most luxurious hotels in Izmir, it boasts an excellent location near the city's malls and entertainment areas. The hotel has a rating of 8.8 by its visitors and is particularly favored by couples. The airport transfer service is offered, as well as a free parking garage, free Wi-Fi, and non-smoking rooms, and provides its guests with a Buffet breakfast. The accommodation price starts from 150$ per night.


Wyndham Grand İzmir Özdilek


One of the five-star hotels in Izmir, located on the shores of Izmir Bay, offers views of the sea and the city. The hotel has a rating of 8.7 and the cost per night starts from 157 $, providing tourists with free Wi-Fi, parking, and comfortable family rooms.


Best Time to Visit İzmir

The last tip in the tourist guide in Izmir is about the best time to visit Izmir, as all the Turkish cities in Izmir are worth visiting any time, and you can enjoy your holiday despite the cold winter or hot summer weather. For visitors, the best time is between May and June the most gently warm weather year.

December is the coldest month with low degrees around 6°C. July and August are the hottest months with 33.2°C and the lowest humidity.


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In which we discussed tourism in Izmir and the places that should be visited and stayed in if you decide to spend your next vacation in Izmir contact us in Azzam Tour to organize your holiday as you like.