Izmir what's a real find. On a group tour of Western Turkey, the city was an overnight stopover between Troy and Ephesus. We wish we would've had more time there. This picture is of a quiet dock at dawn near our hotel in the center of the city. Insiders tip: as the city is on the Aegean Sea, find a small, local fish restaurant away from the dock (restaurants there are overpriced) to experience some of the freshest fish you'll ever eat. We enjoyed grilled calamari and whole grilled sea bass.