İzmir City Guide
Hit the Road to İzmir
A Day in İzmir
Although you'd need more than one day to explore Izmir, you can breathe the air of this city in the best way in 24 hours with the right recommendations. In this article we prepared based on the recommendations of local people of İzmir, you'll find answers to following questions: What to eat in İzmir? What are the places to see in İzmir? The most important step that will make it easier to plan your trip to İzmir is to rent a car. You can start your journey quickly by getting your İzmir car rental service from Avis İzmir car rental office. İzmir car rental process will provide you comfort and speed during your time in the city.
Breakfast in İzmir
When you say breakfast in İzmir, boyoz, gevrek and kumru comes to mind. You can find these flavors and much more in many bakeries that you will come across. You can have your breakfast with gevrek, sayas cheese and tea, or boyoz and eggs. If you want to have a longer breakfast while resting and enjoying the city, you can easily choose many places along Kordon.
Places to Visit in İzmir
Especially if you are interested in history, the first stop of the day in İzmir should definitely be Ephesus. The unique ancient city, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is approximately 80 km from the city center. When you see the distance to the city while driving to see this unique heritage, you will be pleased that you have saved a great time by renting a car. Many impressive structures await you in Ephesus, which hosts the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world. St. John's Basilica, Virgin Mary Church and Celsus Library are some of them.
A Delicious Break
You can choose the surrounding restaurants for a pleasant break after your trip to Ephesus. You can have a great lunch in restaurants that successfully serve Mediterranean and Aegean dishes. If you wish, you can also postpone the meal for Sığacık, which will be your next stop, with a small snack you will make at the famous pancake places in the region. The best part of traveling in the Aegean region is that it means being close to delicious salads, appetizers and seafood, therefore both Ephesus and Sığacık are home to restaurants that will exceed your expectations.
Of course, a day in İzmir must include a visit to Çeşme. For this reason, your next stop after Sığacık trip should be Çeşme, which is 83 km away. Çeşme and Alaçatı right next to it, which host the most beautiful beaches of the city, offer a pleasant experience to every guest. After the hours you will spend on the beach, you can explore the historical houses of Alaçatı and see the windmills. It may also be a good idea to visit Çeşme Castle and its museum. If the weather is too cold to swim, you can visit Erythrai Ancient City, which is about 25 km from Çeşme.
Although there are many alternatives to have dinner in İzmir, the recommendations will definitely guide you to seafood. If you also like seafood, you can try different seafood dishes with hot or cold appetizers, hot starters and main courses. The fact that there are many places that can be recommended for red and white meat in the city will also help you make a choice that suits your taste.
Nightlife in İzmir
Many districts of İzmir come to mind when it comes to nightlife. For this reason, it is very easy to find an entertainment venue that suits your expectations. You can have fun and enjoy the pleasant time in venues with various concepts located by the sea or in the busiest parts of the city.