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  • Ankit2385
    Bengaluru, India622 contributions
    Kemeralti bazaar is located in maze of streets and there is every kind of shops available. Shop keepers likes to invite to there stores, but nobody forced us. We also bought few stuffs but make sure to bargain before buying anything. Lots of Food options are there near to Hisar Mosque. Overall its a nice place to go, even if you dont want to buy anything.
    Written 1 November 2023
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  • Diana A
    Perm, Russia50 contributions
    My home is 1 min walk from Kordonboyu, so I walk there a lot. Love the views, mini train, greenery and the sea, but it’s always too crowded. Impossible to run after 9a.m. People leave trash everywhere, walk through the bicycle track, bbqing. Great place to have a beer with the view or run early in the morning.
    Written 10 August 2023
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  • Traveler A
    Istanbul, Türkiye6 contributions
    The Izmir Clock Tower is one of the city's landmarks! It's located in the heart of Izmir and holds historical significance. Built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sultan Abdulhamid II's ascension to the throne, it was designed by the Austrian architect Raymond Charles Père. Both historically and culturally, the Clock Tower stands as a significant point in Izmir, representing the city's time and spirit with its captivating symmetry and details!
    Written 16 November 2023
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  • Parisa
    Rasht, Iran3 contributions
    A must visiting place for watching the sunset. The neighbourhood was so warm and nice. Also there was a restaurant up there that was ideal for sitting and eating or drinking tea
    Written 6 November 2023
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,407 contributions
    This a big Square located near the waterways. Its main attractions include a Monument, Clock Tower, Mosque, and near by Kemeralti Bazaar.

    Also near this Square are restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, clothing shops etc.
    Written 7 June 2023
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6,407 contributions
    There was only one other visitor when I arrived at this attraction at 9:30 a.m. Entrance fee is 100 Turkish Lira per person. There are arches that are still in good condition. These arches supported the upper areas of the Agora. Noted 3 areas where underground waters are coming from. For me, the best areas of this attraction are the marble columns lining up outside. Also noted lying down on the ground are various remnants of the destroyed Agora.

    Restoration continues to go on here. Noted some men working here dueing my visit.
    Written 8 June 2023
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  • sashakeena
    Vancouver, Canada11,473 contributions
    This is another small piece to the puzzle of Ephesus. Might not be what everyone expected however you need to remember when & who built this amazing structure?
    Written 26 November 2023
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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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  • Jonh S
    3 contributions
    Very nice Good Core Cutting And Concrete Cutting in Abu Dhabi
    Good sttaf good environment no pollution
    Written 12 August 2023
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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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  • squirrelflies
    Singapore, Singapore235 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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  • 123trekker
    Izmir, Türkiye9 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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  • Maryam
    4 contributions
    Alexander defensive castle
    in the beautiful ancient city named Smyrna ( izmir ) … mostly recommended not getting there by walk… the complex route is unsafe and so exhausting…. We used google map to navigation… unfortunately we had not any other option and been disguided by, but as we got there we found there was a bus station ( num 33) from Konak station directly take you to there… and also found that the izmir # archeological and cultural museum on the returning way to Konak metro station , you could have 2 visit in one trip 😉 so get konak metro station then take the bus num 33 to kadifekale , on the way back by the same num 33 bus , put off at the museum station …it’s a little colder than the city center… hope you have a excellent historical visit
    Written 19 April 2023
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,655 contributions
    The imposing equestrian statue of Ataturk, father of the nation who abolished the Monarchy, stands in the middle of the Republic square.
    The square is in the upscale Alsancak neighborhood, with high brands hotels around and many trendy restaurants along the sea shore. Best area of Izmir to take a walk and sit in one of them.
    Written 20 October 2020
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  • starlightShanghai
    Victoria, Canada3,668 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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