About İzmir

About İzmir

         

                                                                                   

İZMİR


The city of a magnificent history, the blue sea, delicious cuisine, freedom and healing; İzmir. Located in the west of Turkey and on the Aegean shores it is the pearl of the Aegean and also 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 it is waiting for you to explore. Izmir owes its position as an economically and socially dynamic city to its location, climate and the fact that it has hosted many different cultures and religions that enriched its heritage. Persians, Ancient Greeks, Assyrians, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans are just a few of the dozens of different civilizations that the city hosted throughout its long history.

The fact that almost half of its population of 4 million are under the age of 30 makes Izmir a city full of life. The city that hosts tens of thousands of university students educates scientists, artists, business leaders and academics. With its perfect climate, Izmir 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 Izmir an attractive city also for gourmets. The destination of a happy vacation, Izmir, awaits you with a shining sun, azure waters and sandy beaches...