The city of Izmir will not reveal its true nature from the very first glance you take. It will deceive you as a big urban city, with large high buildings, wide streets and endless traffic! But this is not the city’s true façade once the visitor decides to get to know it better by walking around and listening to its stories..
In an area inhabited since 3.000 BC, the city is built amphitheatrically around its harbor. Downtown is noisy and busy, yet a traditional Turkish bazaar is available, full of tiny stores filled with almost anything you can imagine! Izmir will never stop surprising you with the endless changes of images it offers.. Next to the modern building you may find a narrow old paved street.. old and new side by side!