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Airport to Agora back to Airport to Selcuk

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Airport to Agora back to Airport to Selcuk

Hi, I have booked for 3 days in Selcuk and will arrive in Izmir Airport around noon. As I am interested in visiting the Agora Open Museum, is it a good decision to first put my bags in the luggage lockers at the airport, take the train to downtown Konak, walk to Agora for an hour and then back to airport, retrieve my bags and head for Selcuk?

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1. Re: Airport to Agora back to Airport to Selcuk

I'm not a big fan of Izmir City myself, but the walk from Basmane Station up to the Agora is quite fun if you follow Anafartalar Caddesi, lined with cafes, fruit stalls and ivy-covered tea houses. Turn left out of the station.

From the Agora I'd suggest going on to the Kemeralti area, as shown in this map route:

https://www.google.com.tr/maps/dir/38.4222586,27.1434616/Smyrna+Agora+Antik+Kent/K%C4%B1zlara%C4%9Fas%C4%B1+Han%C4%B1/Tarihi+Han/38.4225095,27.1430113/@38.4226451,27.1417482,17.43z/data=!4m22!4m21!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x14bbd8ef90662c07:0x3b479c686cf547c7!2m2!1d27.1389082!2d38.418434!1m5!1m1!1s0x14bbd8e4a6c5d395:0xaf9b565c303a1e5c!2m2!1d27.1329496!2d38.4213797!1m5!1m1!1s0x14bbd8fb39c3cc87:0xf43b67eb77f31f74!2m2!1d27.1340921!2d38.4225295!1m0!3e2?hl=en

Be sure to get the old train from the airport, which takes you to BASMANE. The new IZBAN trains go to ALSANCAK, I believe, which would take up a lot more of your time.

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2. Re: Airport to Agora back to Airport to Selcuk

Thanks! Robert.

I will do that. Have a good day!

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3. Re: Airport to Agora back to Airport to Selcuk

After a further search, someone said that there are left luggage facilities at Basmane. So I think I will head for Basmane Station, put my luggage there and after the walk around Agora and Kemeralti area, take the train directly into Selcuk without having to go back to the airport to retrieve my stuff. Moreover as the train originates from Basmane, it should be empty and easy to get a seat.

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4. Re: Airport to Agora back to Airport to Selcuk

... Now that does make sense!

As you say, getting on the train at Basmane is comfortable. Then it's a pleasant ride to Selcuk.

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5. Re: Airport to Agora back to Airport to Selcuk

When you are in Selçuk, try to go to Afrodisias. Maybe you have already planned. Have a nice trip!

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6. Re: Airport to Agora back to Airport to Selcuk

I so agree, cihanurtis; Aphrodisias is a great site and has one of the best new museums too.

Closer to Selcuk (apart from Ephesus), Claros is well worth a visit, and the newly excavated Stadium at Magnesia is impressive. In fact there are more than two dozen ancient sites easily reached on a day trip.

Then there's Tire, and Birgi too ...

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