Formerly known as Smyrna, Izmir is a beautiful urban city in Turkey. The city boasts of more than 4,000 years of urban history, interesting archeological and historical sites, parks, multicultural cuisine, cinemas, restaurants, cafes, jewelry, handicrafts and much more. Izmir is located on the northern coast of Aegean Sea. Book flights to Izmir with cheapflightsfares and explore the ruins from the Greek, Byzantine and Roman periods that are spread all across the city and in nearby hills.
Izmir Clock Tower – Standing tall in the middle of the city at the spacious Konak Square, Izmir Clock Tower is one of the major attractions in the city. It is worth a visit and an enjoyable place to spend some time with family and children. Usually, it remains abuzz during weekends and on holidays. The clock Tower was also depicted on the Turkish currency from 1983-1989. It features Ottoman architecture style and four fountains in a circular pattern.
Luna Park – Book low cost flights to Izmir and visit this truly amazing and a small amusement park that features numerous roller coasters, spinning rides, a Ferris Wheel and many other attractions for children.
Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center – Named after the famous composer Ahmed Adnan Saygun Sanat Merkezi, this venue is a well-known tourist attraction in Izmir. It is known for hosting a variety of concerts and festivals. Once you are there, don’t forget to check out a 250-year-old olive tree, a fountain and a pond. Many art galleries are also there which are connected to each other through a suspension bridge.
Izmir Archaeological Museum – Established in 1924, Izmir Archaeological Museum is one of the first museum built in the city that contains a collection of artifacts from the Gulf of Izmir. The museum features different exhibits from sites such as Miletus, Teos, Ephesus, Iasos, Bayrakli, etc. Other features include two gardens and a bronze statue on display.
Izmir Ataturk Museum – Founded by the first president of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Izmir Ataturk Museum is also a famous tourist spot in Izmir. It is surrounded by residential buildings, cafes and restaurants. The building structure also reflects the Greek and Armenian culture which is totally different from the nearby classical-style buildings.
When to visit
Izmir has a Mediterranean climate with long, dry and hot summers and mild, cool and rainy winters. The best time to visit Izmir is during the months of March and April and from September to early November. So, plan your trip by finding cheap flights to Izmir.
Adnan Menderes Airport is a major airport that serves the Izmir city. It is an international airport named after the former Prime Minister of Turkey Adnan Menderes. The airport is situated approximately 10 miles far away from the city center of Izmir and caters to both domestic and international traffic.
Know more about Izmir
Izmir is considered as region’s commercial hub and famous for having a European feel than other nearby Turkish cities because of the presence of many bars, restaurants and cafes. Look for various last minute flight deals to Izmir and get to know about the Turkey’s third most populous city.