IZMIR TRAVEL GUIDE AND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS FOR 2021
Izmir, the "pearl of the Aegean" is Turkey's largest and most important port city...
Izmir, with its bay lined by seaside walkways shaded by palm trees, wide avenues and green parks, is truly "the pearl of the Aegean". It is mentioned in countless myths and has the remains of many past civilisations, along with vibrant fishing harbours and popular holiday villages.
The famous historian Herodotus described the Aegean coast as "having the most beautiful skies in the world and the best climate". All along the coast there are endless beaches protected by olive and pine trees growing from steep slopes overlooking unspoilt bays, peninsulas and islands.
Through its great and historic harbour, Izmir is the gateway of Western Anatolia opens onto the world.
It is a major trade and cultural centre and thus extraordinarily well suited for meetings, conferences and congresses.
It is also home to many luxury and first class hotels, a great variety of restaurants, sporting activities, entertainment, shops, and a year-round temperate climate.
Being one of the oldest city settlements of the Mediterranean basin, Izmir is known to be one of Turkey's most populous cities and also labelled as the country's largest port after Istanbul.
The city itself is situated in the Gulf of Izmir, by the Aegean Sea. There are altogether 9 metropolitan districts that make up Izmir Province :-
Each of these districts has its own set of features.
Izmir International Fair
Izmir is well known for its busy schedule of trade fairs, exhibitions and congresses.
The city hosts an international arts festival during June and July, and the Izmir International Fair which is one of the many other fair and exhibition events found in Izmir.
The event is held annually in the beginning of September at Kültürpark.
Some of other prominent landmarks in Izmir includes :-
All the characteristics of a Mediterranean climate, mild and wet winters, hot and dry summers.
Annual average temperature is 14-18 degrees Celsius, sea average temperature is 17.60 degrees Celsius. Summers are fairly long.
Places to See
Excursions and Outings
There are 629 km of Aegean coastline in the Province of Izmir. Of this, 101 km are natural sandy beaches famous for their sand :-
Izmir cuisine is a genuine combination of Aegean, Mediterranean and Anatolian influences. Some favourites :-
Efes Convention Center
Sehit Nevris Bey Bulvari no : 2
Alsancak / IZMIR Tel : +90 232 445 48 56
Fax : +90 232 445 47 57
This is Izmir's principal congress centre boasting 12 meeting halls, a 5000 square metres fair and exhibition area, 3320 person meeting capacity, 1410 person banquet capacity.
Visual communicatins equipment, fax, telephone, computer, internet connection, ventilation, catering services, car park, car hire service.
Kulturpark Fair Area
Sair Esref Bulvari No: 50
Kulturpark / IZMIR Tel : +90 232 445 39 94
Fax : +90 232 445 00 40
The area includes a total of 55,000 square metres of exhibition area with 14 indoor exhibition venues and meeting rooms.
Visual communications equipment, fax, telephone, computer, internet connection, ventilation, catering service, car park, car hire service, open air pool, accommodation (5 star)
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