Sights & landmarks in Izmir

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  • Ahmed Mustafa
    Baghdad, Iraq290 contributions
    Goods, souvenirs, gifts, food, groceries, and a living human panorama, this is Kemeralti market.
    A good place to spend time and money for a valued joy.
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • Güntuğ
    8 contributions
    Wonderfull landscape, wonderfull structures if you would stay on the seaside. It is often told that it is not the safest place but did not live any unpleasant events so far.
    Written 18 July 2022
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  • Ahmed Mustafa
    Baghdad, Iraq290 contributions
    In addition for being very useful, it provides a very beautiful view of the sea and the city below.
    The restaurants around it in the top level very nice, and the enterance to Moreno street in lower level is awesome.
    It is a must to visit especially at the evening.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • Ahmed Mustafa
    Baghdad, Iraq290 contributions
    Fabulous architecture with beautiful ornaments overlooking the Agean sea, Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower of İzmir) is one of the many historical monuments of Izmir that you cant miss, the place is full with peagons, and tourists.
    I recommend to visit the place at night and enjoy it more, it is hot during the days of summer.
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
    Konak Square with its beautiful, yet small Clock tower in the middle is the very central spot of Izmir.
    At one side of it is the Kemaralti bazaar, while on the other is the Kordonbeyu sea side promenade. It's a must see for every visitor, and a local's meeting place.
    Written 19 October 2020
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  • Ahmed Mustafa
    Baghdad, Iraq290 contributions
    Its amazing how our history is preserved through centuries, the place is well organized. Good to spend couple of hours.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • squirrelflies
    Singapore, Singapore234 contributions
    The exterior of the church may seem simple and you may even walk pass it. The entrance can be easily missed where it's a small beige gate which you have to buzz yourself in, so keep a look out for it. The opening hours are quite short too so the best time to go will be during the early afternoon. Inside the church, you can feel the sereneness and peacefulness while admiring the architecture and murals all around the ceiling, walls and pillars. Worth a quick visit!
    Written 9 March 2020
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  • msa23_2000
    Chino Hills, CA1,197 contributions
    The pictures of what it was originally show a great structure. It helps to have a guide or guidebook to being this to life. It is a great structure along the main road in Ephesus
    Written 5 April 2021
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  • lucy L
    Colchester, UK178 contributions
    We visited on a shore excursion with a guide, who was amazing, he gave us so much information.
    We were there first thing in the morning so it wasn't very busy which allowed us to take loads of photos and enjoy the historic ruins without the usual throng of crowds.
    The history behind the ruins in fascinating so I would recommend a guide to get the most out of the visit.
    The scenery and views around the site are also lovely and it has a kind of tranquil feel to the place.
    Well worth a visit.
    Written 12 July 2022
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  • Ahmed Mustafa
    Baghdad, Iraq290 contributions
    Spiritual cleaning in the middle of a crowded bazzar, with beautiful design, and decorations. Well preserved.
    I must see.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • Shar0n1970
    Nottingham, UK10 contributions
    Staying in L'Agora Old Town Hotel this was all right there on your door step. All fruit and vegetables, Fish etc so fresh, so colourful. İf youve never been anywhere like this its certainly a new experience
    Written 10 December 2019
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
    Visiting the Kadifekale fortress is pretty much off the beaten track for an ordinary Izmir visitor. It's not in the prime tourist area, but right because of that you'll be rewarded with some great local experience if you decide to visit.
    The fortress, better say the remains of it, is on top of the hill among big local neighborhoods. It's very interesting to walk up through that area seeing ordinary local life (felt safe all the way).
    The fortress dates back to 3cBC built by ancient Greeks and used later by their successors - Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans. What you see today is pretty much neglected, which is a pity. Entry is free.
    However, unlike the fortress, the views are great. Looking towards downtown you can see the whole Izmir bay, while turning around inland you capture huge poorer neighborhoods looking like south America's favelas. When looking at that side you'll spot a huge Ataturk portrait carved in mountain rock above the highway which is very impressive (read that review).
    Written 20 October 2020
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  • 123trekker
    Izmir, Turkey9 contributions
    This village is a beautiful gem. The restored old houses are wonderful. There is so much to see and the atmosphere is so warm and welcoming. We spent all day in this village we ate at the small cafes the people were so welcoming. It was early season when we went and mid week so was not too crowded. I can imagine at weekends it would be very busy. We found a shop just outside the village square that bsold silk items at very reasonable prices. We had a turkish pal with us and this always helps when shopping. Turkish ladies know how to bargain. Outside the village up the mountain we have been told there is lots to explore so we plan to return. There is also a beautiful lake further on the main road that is worth visiting.
    Written 26 July 2018
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  • starlightShanghai
    Victoria, Canada3,558 contributions
    As pointed out by the TA review of June 20, 2015, the correct name of the place is Fatih Camii.

    This gorgeous, blue-tinted mosque is situated high up on a hill, but, nevertheless, is still easy to access.

    In addition to the stunning mosque, the Fatih complex has both a lower and upper terrace.

    The lower terrace - like a garden patio - consists primarily of an outdoor refreshments bar, very nicely setup and shaded by either a roof or a latticed tree bower.

    The upper terrace has an expansive viewing area (with benches) which overlooks both the city and the sea. On the other side of the upper terrace is the ablutions facility.

    There’s a small staircase at the side of the mosque leading up towards the minaret. From this vantage point, one can see the hundreds of blue tiles that cover the exterior of the mosque.

    Then there’s the interior of the mosque! The interior is quite tiny, but, without a doubt, almost a sensory overload, with multi-coloured columns and red-and-white stylised arches. (The interior has almost a Moorish flavour to it.)

    Probably best not to get there much before 9:30 a.m. in case it’s not yet open.

    The complex is easily accessible, either on foot, by car or by bus.

    I chose to walk, both to and from the mosque, but given the current hot weather, many folks may prefer to drive.

    Getting to:
    - I started on Gazi Osman Paşa Blv., opposite the Agora Open Air Museum, which, along with the sun, was on my left, and then headed south.
    - Continued up Gazi Osman Paşa Blv. which veers into Eşrefpaşa Cd.
    - Kept heading along Eşrefpaşa Cd. until Birleşmiş Milletler Cd. - a major intersection - then turned right. (The mosque can be seen on the right-hand side long before one even reaches Birleşmiş Milletler Cd.)
    - In other words, simply follow the main drag south from the Agora Open Air Museum until you see the mosque ahead of you on the right-hand side.

    Getting from:
    - Back onto Birleşmiş Milletler Cd. and proceeded ‘down’ the very winding road, towards the bay. The road, which passes by the Ethnography Museum, basically took me all the way down to Konak Square.

    The one drawback about this stunning mosque is the lack of information (in English) about it. There’s nothing on site and nothing much on the Internet. Given that the ‘knower of all knowledge’, Wikipedia, is currently blocked in Turkey, that leaves a real death of information.

    No matter though, the complex itself is so, so worth a visit!
    Written 28 June 2019
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