Nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Aegean’, Izmir is bursting with history and hidden treasures.
While this ancient city dates back thousands of years it also boasts a lively, metropolitan vibe. Tucked on the edge of the Aegean Sea, it’s a great gateway to Turkey’s idyllic coastline resorts, as well the Greek ruins of Ephesus - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
However there's no need to go anywhere but Izmir if it's a sensational sunset you're after. The iconic Kordon seafront, lined with restaurants and bars, is the ideal place to kick back and watch the sun go down.
And when in town you'll not want to miss out on a trip to see the famous Agora ruins, which date back to the 4th century BC and give a fascinating glimpse into this city's history.
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