City of Izmir

About İzmir

Located in the west of Turkey and on the Aegean shores, İzmir, the pearl of the Aegean, is the third largest city in Turkey. With its 8.500 year history, fertile land, favorable climate, 629 km coastline, 300 sunny days a year, a sea that offers every shade of blue and the heritage left behind by the 32 civilizations it has been a home to, İzmir is ready for you to discover. İzmir owes its position as an economically and socially dynamic city to its location, climate and the fact that it has been a home to many different cultures and religions. Persians, Ancient Greeks, Assyrians, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans are just a few of the dozens of different civilizations that the city has hosted throughout its long history. The fact that almost half of its population of 4 million are under the age of 30, makes İzmir a city full of life. The city hosts tens of thousands of university students, educates scientists, artists, business leaders and academics. With its perfect climate, İzmir has a wonderful natural environment for agricultural products such as olives, figs, grapes and cotton. Various sea food, wines, local herbs, olive oil and the delicious cuisine make İzmir an attractive city also for gourmets. The city of a magnificent history, the blue sea, delicious cuisine, freedom and healing; The destination of a happy vacation, İzmir is ready to welcome you with a shining sun, turquoise waters and sandy beaches... Air Route If you cannot wait to spend your vacation in İzmir, the heart of history and nature, the only detail to think about is the date of your trip. Because, coming to this city is much easier than you think. 3-4 hours away from many countries in Asia, Europe and Africa via air route, it's possible to travel easily from İzmir to 86 cities in 36 countries with direct flights or with 1 hour connecting flights from İstanbul to many parts of the world. Transportation to/from the airport Whether you've just arrived to the city or you're about to leave, you can easily reach the Adnan Menderes Airport. You may prefer to use use municipality buses, the suburban line (İZBAN), Havaş buses or taxis to go to the Adnan Menderes Airport which is 15 km from the city center. Transportation from the airport to Çeşme, Kuşadası, Aydın, Manisa and City Center For further information please click here.