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Thoughts on Izmir?

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Thoughts on Izmir?

i have been on Easyjet website and can get a good deal to Izmir area of Turkey next year as its far to expensive to Dalaman or Bodrum for a weeks stay.We went to Oli Deniz this year and it was our best holiday ever and would like to return to Turkey....but on reading about the area its where the car bombing took place this year and a bit dubious.Can anyone who has been there this year enlighten us to current situation as we would love to go back

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1. Re: Thoughts on Izmir?

Izmir is a big city and is not a holiday destination.

You can fly to Izmir airport and then travel easily to Cesme, Kusadasi, Didim and various other places.

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2. Re: Thoughts on Izmir?

We have visited the area on several occasions over the years including 2017 when we stayed in several locations to the north of the region and we will be returning in September 2018 with no particular concern for our safety. The attack that you mention was an isolated one on a court building in central Izmir which is far away from where any tourists would find themselves.

Most UK tourists flying into Izmir tend to stay in the larger resorts of Kusadasi to the south or Cesme to the west of these I personally prefer the Cesme area although Kusadasi is undoubtedly the most popular.

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3. Re: Thoughts on Izmir?

If you want to go back to Oludeniz and fly into Dalaman. Look at Turkish Airlines. They fly from London and Manchester, you go on one ticket and change at istanbul, you do not see your luggage until Dalaman. With Turkish Airlines, you get 20k of luggage plus 8k of hand luggage, a full three course meal with two choices plus alcohol of your choice, a pillow and T.V./Movies all seats have their own T.V. Screen. All included in the pirce. They also have WIFI.

Lovely comfy seats and leg room with no hard sell from the crew, they leave you in peace.

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4. Re: Thoughts on Izmir?

Izmir very safe. Terror is USA much more common

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