Private Izmir City Tour

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PUPA TRAVEL “EPHESUS TOURS”

The city known as Smyrna which is 3rd biggest of Modern Turkey now has some treasures hidden. That is a chance to feel like a Turk on the streets and dine & live like a Turk.

Tour Details

You will be/can be met at the harbour / ADB airport or even at your Hotel in Izmir or Kusadasi early in the morning. The guide will be holding up a sign with your name on it clearly so that you take the correct pick up service for your convenience, it’s here you shall also meet your tour guide for the day who will give you some information of the plan for the day before heading off on your way to your destination. The city of Izmir was also once called Smyrna and is Turkeys 3rd most populous city but also has the country’s largest port after Istanbul and it is located along the outlying waters of the Gulf of Izmir by the Aegean Sea. Smyrna was the second city to receive a letter from the apostle John in the book of Revelation, Acts 19:10 suggests that the church there was founded during Paul s third missionary journey. Driving along Kordon to see the symbol of the city; Ottoman Clock Tower, which is in Konak Square – the heart of the city. It was built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Abdulhamit II’s accession to the throne. The clock itself was a gift of Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany. It is decorated in an elaborate; late Ottoman style. You will drive to the city’s famous public elevator, is another symbol of Izmir and it was built in 1907 and restored by the municipality in 1993. You will notice that restored old houses fill the old Asansor quarter also known as the Jewish quarter. You will drive over to the Agora and this 2nd century A.D. agora, midway between the acropolis and the harbour and was partially excavated by German and Turkish archaeologists from 1932-1941. Your Tour guide will show you the only two-storey agora known to scholars: The first floor was reserved for wholesale trade, with workshops, cooling cisterns and warehouses for goods, while the second floor was designed for political meetings and retail trade. Visit Izmir Archaeological Museum. The museum exhibits an impressive collection of ancient and Roman artifacts recovered from area excavations, including Bergama, Iasos, Bayrakli (Izmir s original settlement), and Izmir s Agora. Up next to visit is the Ethnographical Museum which is next to the Archaeological Museum, and in this museum there are cultural objects from daily social life of Anatolian people housed in a 19th century three storey Neoclassical building which was used as a hospital and seniors day care in the late 1800’s. The museum displays many models of extinct or near extinct handicrafts due to the industrialization, such as; tinsmith, clog making, pottery, blue bead making, wood imprinting, carpet weaving, rope making and saddlery. Visiting the old famous shopping centre, Kemeraltı of Izmir. Kemeraltı is historic market (bazaar) district. It was originally formed around the street surrounding the shallow inner bay of the city, which was filled in due course during the 17th century, availing the bazaar to be extended to a wider area. Once the tour comes to an end it will be time to get back on the bus and to be driven back to your allocated drop off points, we trust that your tour with us today has been excellent and hope to see you again!

Price Includes

  • Professional Private English Speaking guide
  • A/C luxurious private minivan
  • All admission fees
  • Local taxes
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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