Izmir City Tour 2024

Flexible

4-6 Hour

Max People

30

Difficulty

Easy

Tour Type

Walking Tour

Overview

Izmir Tour being the third biggest city, Izmir (ancient name Smyrna) is known as the “pearl of Asia Minor” since ancient periods. You will have time to take photo of city when we’ll be on top of the Ancient Asansor Building. While having your morning coffee, you may listen to your guide telling you the history of the area. Your second stop will be the Governmental Agora, dated to the Hellenistic period. It is overly exciting to visit the place where Izmir once governed during the Hellenistic Period.

Antique Bazaar (Kemeraltı) is one of the most crowded quarters of the city. Commercial importance has never decreased since it started in the 18th century. It is going to be a wonderful experience for you to shop for souvenirs. Konak Square is best known for its Clock Tower. The Ancient Asansör Building is situated in a different quarter of the city.

I would be happy to help you discover the city of Izmir and its rich culture with the guidance of a local expert.

Located on the western coast of Turkey, Izmir is the country’s third-largest city and a hub of cultural and economic activity. Its history dates back thousands of years, with evidence of human settlements dating back to the third millennium BC.

One of the best ways to experience the city’s culture is to explore its historic districts, such as Konak, Alsancak, and Karsiyaka. These neighborhoods are home to a variety of architectural styles, including Ottoman-era mansions and Art Nouveau buildings.

One of the most iconic landmarks in Izmir is the Clock Tower, located in the Konak district. Built in 1901, this elegant tower has become a symbol of the city and is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.

Another must-see attraction in Izmir is the Kemeralti Bazaar, a sprawling market district that has been in operation for centuries. Here, you can find a wide variety of goods, from traditional Turkish textiles and ceramics to modern clothing and electronics.

If you’re interested in history, you might want to visit the Izmir Archaeological Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from the ancient city of Smyrna, as well as other sites in the region.

Food is also an important part of Izmir’s culture, and there are many local dishes that you won’t want to miss. Some of the most popular dishes include kumru, a type of sandwich made with grilled cheese and sausage, and boyoz, a flaky pastry filled with cheese and served with tea.

Of course, there’s no substitute for the expertise of a local guide when it comes to exploring a new city. A knowledgeable guide can help you navigate the city’s winding streets, provide insights into the local culture, and help you discover hidden gems that you might not otherwise find on your own.

Explore the vibrant city of Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city and a historic gem on the west coast. Known since ancient times as the ‘Pearl of the Aegean’, Izmir boasts a rich cultural heritage dating back thousands of years. Explore its enchanting districts such as Konak, Alsancak and Karsiyaka, each dotted with Ottoman-era mansions and Art Nouveau architecture.

To enhance your experience, consider exploring Izmir with a local guide. Their expertise will help you navigate the city’s labyrinthine streets, gain cultural insights, and uncover hidden treasures. Several tour companies, such as Izmir Walking Tours and Tours by Locals, offer personalised experiences to ensure you make the most of your time in this historic city.

 

Included/Excluded

  • Tour Guide
  • Public Transport Ticket
  • Entry fees of Agora
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

Tour Itinerary

Meeting Point

Meeting at the Clock Tower with our guide at 10.00 am in the morning.

Ancient Elevator (Asansor)

We will take the tram and go to Ancient Elevator and Dario Moreno Street, where we can look all city to take a good photo. Public transport will be paid by the guide.

Kemeralti - Ancient Bazaar District

Kemeraltı is a commercial station for all people. Hisar Mosque and Kızlarağası Inn (Han) was located there. Taverns, inns, covered bazaar also found in here.

Lunch Time

Lunch is not included, but you'll receive some suggestion from our tour guide. And we'll give you free time for lunch. Lunch time can be change depend on group size.

Agora

Agora of Izmir was built in fourth century. Ottomans were used there as a graveyard a open-air prayer place. You will visit Agora deeply with our professional guide.

End of our service

After visiting Agora, we are finishing here and you can take information necessary for turn back to your hotel by our guide.

Please note
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller/pram accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
What do I need to bring?
  • On rainy days, umbrella, and non-slippery shoes
  • On sunny days, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking shoes
Cancellation policy
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before the event

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