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Izmir

Blessed with a stretch of outstanding unspoiled coastline on Turkey’s west coast, Izmir is one of the country’s up and coming resort destinations. Sports fans will enjoy the opportunities to play volleyball and windsurf along the gorgeous pale sands around Izmir, whilst the resort of Kusadasi is particularly popular amongst families thanks to its gently shelving beach.

Kusadasi is also packed ways to experience the unique flavours of Turkey. Carpets, spices and other souvenirs can be found in one of the town’s exciting bazaars, whilst you’ll be spoilt for choice with the number of mouth-watering dishes that are offered by the quaint local restaurants.

Known as the ‘Beautiful Waterfront’ Izmir itself also offers a number of charms with its waterfront dining, palm trees and Gustave Eiffel designed pier offering a taste of the high-life for visitors to this charming region of Turkey.

 

What you’ll love most about Izmir

  • The Bazaar district of Kemaraltı is worth exploring – not just for its souvenirs, but for its atmosphere
  • Izmir’s promenade stretches for a few kilometres enabling you to walk alongside the waters of the Aegean Sea
  • There are many ancient monuments to explore such as Izmir Agora, Ephesus and the Pergamon Acropolis
  • Natural hot springs can be found in the Greek-Roman spa town of Hierapolis-Pamukkale

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  • Boats in the marina of resort town Foca in Izmir, Turkey

  • Sigacik village, Izmir Province

  • Ancient ruins of Pergamum in Bergama, Izmir

  • Drone view of Mordogan, Izmir

  • Agora of the ancient city of Smyrna, Izmir

  • Pigeon Island in Kusadasi on the Aegean Coast

  • Celsus library in Ephesus

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 11℃
  • 13℃
  • 16℃
  • 21℃
  • 26℃
  • 31℃
  • 34℃
  • 33℃
  • 29℃
  • 24℃
  • 18℃
  • 13℃
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 6
  • 4
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 6
  • 9
  • 13

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Our Ratings

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