Izmir

Izmir, ancient Turkish city with beaches and historical sights

Built on the remains of what once was the ancient city of Smyrna, Izmir is today the third biggest city of Turkey. It is a busy commercial center with business facilities, bazaars and cultural venues. All this added to the palm-framed boulevards and fine beaches, Izmir has plenty of qualifications that bring a smile to a visitor's face - especially as Izmir is located in the sunniest part of Turkey, making it one of the pearls of the Aegean Sea.