İzmir is a five
thousand year old city, situated on the west of Anatolia peninsula,
surrounded by the Aegean Sea. After İstanbul and Ankara, İzmir is
the third most populous city in Turkey.
In addition to
being a busy tourist center, İzmir is a strategic site for all kinds
of cultural activities with its universities, museums, concert
halls, cultural and art associations. As such, it is home to many
national and international festivals. As described by
Victor Hugo: “İzmir… a princess with a beautiful necklace on her
neck”, along the waterfront, tourists and locals alike enjoy the
gentle touch of Aegean breezes while watching thousands of colors
blend together as the sun sets over İzmir’s bay.
| The third largest
and one of the most beautiful provinces of Turkey, is Izmir,
extending on the shores of an attractive bay, filled with ships and
yachts. Backed by mountains and facing the sea, this site offers a
fine appearance, both with its natural panorama and its modern and
orderly view. Lovely palm trees decorate the promenades and avenues,
where new and impressive buildings stand.Walking around this
charming city, one can see a lot, ranging from the oldest remains,
to the most recent establishments scattered around
| The clocktower
stands in Konak Square as a symbol of the city while nearby the
Archeological Museum houses many finds from the early western
Anatolian civilizations. In the city centre, there is the Culture
Park where the famous annual International Fair Is held.Filled with
pretty restaurants, cafes, shops and bars, Kordonboyu is a long
promenade which provides a restful atmosphere and the typical
elegant scenery of the city. Kemeralti Bazaar is a smart place with
limitless shopping opportunities for here you will find almost
anything you want, at the most appropriate prices.
information about IZMIR please visit the following sites:
(from wiki travel)
INFORMATION FOR YOUR TRAVEL TO TURKEY
Visa depends on your nationality. At the time of writing the Turkish
Ministry of Foreign affairs posts Visa information on their website here:
There are 3 GSM operators in Turkiye being as Turkcell, Avea and
Vodafone. There are two wave
bands for mobile phones in Turkiye: 900 and 1800 MHz. Please check with your
provider regarding roaming costs and wave bands. Local GSM operators have
prepaid lines, which can be provided at newspaper booths and groceries.
Please check that the prepaid cards are in accordance with your line.
Additionally, there will be renting possibilities of mobile phones with
Time Zone & Time
All of Turkey is covered by one time zone: in winter GMT (Greenwich Mean
Time) + 2; CET (Central European Time) + 1 and EST (Eastern Standard Time in
the USA) + 7; and in summer GMT + 3.
Turkey is on GMT + 2
(daylight saving = GMT +3 and operates between late March to late
September). This means generally that Turkey is 1 hour ahead of European and
2 hours ahead of the UK standard times. Still it is a good idea to check the
local time when you arrive in Turkey and adjust your watch accordingly.
Electricity / Phone Patch
The Turkish domestic
power system is 220 V AC, 50 Hz. Standard continental two pin plugs (with
earth) are used.
Credit Card Usage
Credit cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants in the main Cities
or Resorts areas. This may not be the case in smaller villages or remote
places so it is generally a good idea to try always to have some cash handy.
ABOUT TRAVELLING TO TURKEY
You may visit the following web sites to have
useful information about Turkey .
Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit the following web page to find answers
concerning travelling to Turkey.