Izmir is the 3rd largest City in Turkey and the 2nd largest seaport. Following the Turkish revolutionary war much of the city needed to be rebuilt; as a result the city today is an interesting mixture of modern High rise buildings with wide tree-lined boulevards.
What to see during the Exclusive Izmir Walking Tour from the Center?
What to expect during the Izmir City Tour?
Pick up from a hotel in Izmir, Izmir cruise port, or Izmir airport.
Your first stop is the Archaeological Museum of Izmir. It’s filled with exhibits that showcase artifacts that go back as far as the very first days of ancient Smyrna. With more than 1,500 artifacts on display, you can easily spend a day wandering around the halls of this museum. The Archaeological Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.
After that drive to Agora, Smyrna, the ancient Greek city that is now Izmir, is steeped in history as far back as 3000 B.C. While the Agora is certainly not that old, it’s still very interesting to see. The Agora was a marketplace that served Smyrna and was built during the reign of Alexander the Great, or around the 4th century B.C.Destroyed by an earthquake, the Agora was rebuilt in 178 A.D. by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius.
You will continue to Kemeralti Bazaar. The Kemeralti Market, located in the Konak district of Izmir, is not only a historical area of more than 300 years old, but also one of the best places to shop in Izmir. Sights in the market include the marble fountain of the Mayor’s Building, an important monument from the Turkish War of Liberation. The quest free time at leisure you will have approx. 2 hours free time.
After all the visits, you will return back to the drop-off location you preferred in Izmir.
This is a private tour and includes a driver and a separate English-speaking guide who will accompany you into all attractions to provide commentary.
Places to visit:
Ancient Agora, Izmir Archaeological Museum, Clock Tower, Kemeralti Bazaar
Duration: 5 hours
What is included in the cost of the Izmir City Tour?
- All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
- English Tour Guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off transfers