Izmir City Sightseeing Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel in Izmir for city sightseeing tour. Izmir city, also once called Smyrna. Smyrna is Turkey’s third most populous city and the country’s largest port after Istanbul. Izmir is located along the outlying waters of the Gulf of Izmir, by the Aegean Sea. After the guided Izmir city sightseeing tour, return back to your hotel.
City Sightseeing Tour in Izmir
You will be picked up from your hotel in Izmir or Izmir cruise port for Izmir (Smyrna) Tour.
Meet with your local tour guide and start to your Izmir. Izmir, also once called Smyrna.
Smyrna was the second city to receive a letter from the apostle John in the book of Revelation.
Acts 19:10 suggests that the church there was founded during St. Paul’s third missionary journey. Continue to driving along Kordon to see the symbol of the city; the Ottoman Clock Tower, which is in Konak town. It is in the heart of the city. It was built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Abdulhamit accession to the throne. The clock itself was a gift of Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany. It is decorated in an elaborate; late Ottoman style. Our second stop will famous public elevator, is another symbol of Izmir. It was built in 1907 and restored by the municipality in 1993. Restored old houses fill the old Asansor quarter, also known as the Jewish quarter. Continue to drive to the Agora. This 2nd century A.D. agora, midway between the acropolis and the harbor, was partially excavated by the harbor and Turkish archaeologists from 1932-1941. Our professional local tour guide will show you the only two-storey agora known to scholars: The first floor was reserved for wholesale trade, with workshops, cooling cisterns and warehouses for goods, while the second floor was designed for political meetings and retail trade. We will continue to visit Ethnographical Museum, which is next to the Archaeological Museum. In this museum, there are cultural objects from daily social life of Anatolian people housed in a 19th century three storey Neoclassical building which was used as a hospital and seniors day care in the late 1800’s. The museum displays many models of extinct or near extinct handicrafts due to the industrialization, such as; tinsmith, blue bead making, clog making, pottery, carpet weaving, wood imprinting, rope making and addlery. Continue to Visit Izmir Archaeological Museum. The museum exhibits an impressive collection of ancient and Roman artifacts recovered from area excavations, including Bergama, Iasos, Bayrakli (Izmir’s original settlement), and Izmir’s Agora. Continue to drive to Kemeralti. we will Visit the old famous shopping centre in Kemeralti, Izmir Kemeralti. Kemeralti is historic market (bazaar) district. It was originally formed around the street surrounding the shallow inner bay of the city, which was filled in due course during the 17th century, availing the bazaar to be extended to a wider area.
Afterwards, transfer you back to your hotel in Izmir or return transfer back to Izmir cruise port.