Izmir travel guide

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You're Going to Love Izmir

The port city of Izmir is a hub for commerce and travel, and the mix of cultures and the Mediterranean climate makes the waterfront the main spot for activities. Check out the various cafes and restaurants that line the port, along with the many inland bazaars and local street markets.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Izmir

When to Visit Izmir

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Izmir experiences a classic Mediterranean climate: hot and sticky in the summers with windy and rainy winters. During the summer months, heat can be searing, but the evenings are cooled with a sea breeze known as "meltem".

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How to Get to Izmir

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Where to Stay in Izmir

Shantihome in Alsancak is where you can get a single room for a decent price. Hotel Yaman is a good mid-range option, while Mövenpick offers a more upscale experience.

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How to Get Around Izmir

The Cost of Living in Izmir

Shopping Streets

Besides Karsiyaka's pedestrian shopping, check out the Forum mall in Bornova or Konak Pier, a small mall with a cinema and clothing stores.

Groceries and Other

Living in Izmir is comparable to other Turkish cities. You can get a quart of milk for ₺2.66 and ₺5.20 for a dozen eggs.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
S$ 5.80
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
S$ 58.02
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
S$ 0.93
S$ 2.70

Where to Eat in Izmir

Dine on classic Turkish cuisine for ₺30 - ₺80 at Meşhur Tavacı Recep Usta in Alsancak, where roasted meat and desserts like Baklava are favorites.