The Pearl of The Aegean

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Discover Beautiful Izmir, Feel the City, Enjoy the Aegean Breeze, Travel thru thousands of years

Izmir's Iconic Clock Tower Ferry ride Horse Carriage Ride Walking on Kordon (Seafront)


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Surfer’s Paradise . Prime destinations for Kiteboarding & Wind Surfing . National Basketball Champion Team

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Modern City holds up Ancient History

İzmir has more than 3,000 years of recorded urban history, and up to 8,500 years of history as a human settlement since the Neolithic period. Founded in the 11th century BC by the Aeolians.

Izmir is a vibrant and lively city located on the western coast of Turkey. It is the third-largest city in the country and is known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and thriving cultural scene.

One of the most striking features of Izmir is its stunning waterfront, which stretches along the Gulf of Izmir. The city is home to several popular beaches, including the white sands of Inciralti Beach and the rocky coves of Cesme Beach. Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and water sports, or simply relax and take in the breathtaking views.

In addition to its natural beauty, Izmir is home to a number of cultural attractions. The city is home to several museums, including the Izmir Museum of History and Art and the Kemeralti Ethnography Museum, which showcase the city’s rich history and cultural heritage. Izmir is also home to several ancient ruins, including the ancient city of Ephesus, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with a range of bars, clubs, and restaurants offering a wide variety of music, food, and entertainment. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach, explore the city’s rich history, or enjoy a night out on the town, Izmir has something for everyone.

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Turkish Riviera

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Dikili . Seferihisar . Karaburun

If you love water, you cannot fail to be absolutely smitten with the glorious Turkish Riviera. We’re talking a huge swathe of over thousands miles of coastline alive with a rich necklace of beaches and coves, set against rugged mountains and aquarium-clear waters.

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Turkish Authentic diets and cuisine, Izmir-way

The Turkish Mediterranean diet is a type of eating pattern that is characterized by a focus on plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. It also includes moderate amounts of lean protein sources, such as fish, poultry, and legumes, and includes healthy fats, such as olive oil. One of the standout features of the Turkish Mediterranean diet is its wide range of flavorful and delicious ingredients. The diet is rich in fresh produce, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, and olives, as well as herbs and spices like parsley, mint, and cumin. The diet also includes a variety of grains, such as bulgur, rice, and pasta, as well as legumes like lentils and chickpeas…

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Wine Tasting


Sirince is a charming and picturesque village located in the Izmir Province of Turkey. Known for its stunning views, delicious wine ?, and traditional Ottoman architecture, Sirince is a must-visit destination for any traveler exploring the Aegean region.

The village is home to several wineries, where visitors can sample local wines and learn about the winemaking process. The grapes grown in the area are said to have a unique taste, due to the soil and climate of the region. The wine produced here is perfect to pair with traditional Turkish food.

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Recent Turkish Movies

Sharing some Turkish movies recently released and available to watch in Netflix if interested.


Ghazi, Marshal, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

What does Ataturk mean for the people of Izmir?

Ataturk is considered a national hero and a symbol of Turkish nationalism pride and identity by many people in Turkey, including those in Izmir. He is credited with modernizing and secularizing Turkey and building a strong, independent nation after centuries of Ottoman rule. He is also remembered for his role in the War of Independence and the founding of the Republic of Turkey. For people in Izmir, and throughout Turkey, Ataturk’s legacy is deeply ingrained in the culture and national identity.

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