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Historical Places in Izmir

Discover Izmir, home of historical sites

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Izmir's 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.

Clock Tower, Izmir

Izmir Clock Tower

Monumental Building

Historical Clock Tower

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

Ancient Cities of Izmir

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.

8 Magnificent Ruins of Ephesus

8 Magnificent Ruins of Ephesus

Historical Structure

Ephesus' 8 Impressive Ruins

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
Teos Ancient City, Izmir

Teos Ancient City

Historical Structure

Ancient City of Teos

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 and its Multilayered Cultural Landscape, Izmir

Pergamon Ancient City

World Heritage

Pergamon Multilayered Cultural Landscape

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
Ancient City of Ephesus, Izmir

Ephesus Ancient City

World Heritage

Ancient City of Ephesus

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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