Discover Izmir, home of historical sites
With its outstanding history, unique historical structures and world famous antique cities, Izmir is a real Aegean legend and gorgeous place for history tourism. Izmir, a city dating back 8500 years, has hosted a number of different civilizations like the Hittites, the Romans, the Byzantines and the Ottomans.
The Clock Tower at the city center is a symbol of Izmir, located at Konak Square. It was built in 1901 by the Levantine French architect. In its lace like stone masonry, standing 25 m tall, the tower has 4 elegant fountains on 4 corners.Historical Clock Tower
Izmir has a myriad of treasures like the ancient cities of Ephesus and Pergamon which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the remnants of the Temple of Artemis which is one of the Seven Wonders of the world.
A journey throughout the ancient ruins of Ephesus which contains successive settlements from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods. Here are the 8 of the most amazing ancient and holy ruins in Ephesus.8 Magnificent Ruins of Ephesus
Ancient City of Teos, located in Seferihisar town of Izmir was founded as an Ionian civilization in 1000 BC. It is believed that Athames, the son of Dionysus, was the founder of the city. Teos was ruled first by Lydia and then Persia.Teos Ancient City
Pergamon is an ancient city located near Izmir, gate to the history with its ancient temples, theaters, library, cultural heritage and richness. Pergamon rises high above the Bakircay Plain in the Aegean region of Turkey.Pergamon Ancient City
Ephesus, one of the most iconic symbols of Turkey, is one of the most majestic ancient cities in the world. The ancient city of Ephesus, considered as a monument for all time, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2015.Ephesus Ancient City
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