İzmir Tour by Khalid

This half-day guided tour to Izmir begins
with the 4th century Castle of Alexander the Great built on Pagos
Hill overlooking the city. Nearby, is the well preserved Roman market place,
the Agora. This has become the Agora Open-Air Museum of Izmir holding many
historical artifacts. The symbol of Izmir is a beautifully carved marble Clock
Tower which stands in the centre of Konak Square. It has four fountains round
it and is about 113 years old. You will then be taken round the bay to
Karsiyaka, a residential area before crossing the bay by ferry boat to see
Kemeralti, the old Bazaar built by the Ottomans.

 

per adult from

$364

NZD

Duration

5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Lunch
    • Parking Fees
    • Private transportation
    • Soda/Pop
    • WiFi on board
    • Entry/Admission - Kadifekale
    • Entry/Admission - Agora Open Air Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Izmir
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Izmir Province, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

    Turkey's Aegean shores are among the loveliest landscapes in the country. The magnificent coastline, lapped by the clear water of the Aegean Sea, abounds in vast and pristine beaches surrounded by olive groves, rocky crags and pine woods. Dotted with idyllic fishing harbours, popular holiday villages and the remains of ancient civilizations attesting to the inheritance of more than 5,000 years of history, culture and mythology, this region offers a holiday with something for everyone - nature lovers, sun worshippers, photographers, sports enthusiasts, sailors and archaeologists. Along the whole length of the coast, accommodation to suit every taste and price range can be found. Known in Turkish as "Beautiful Izmir", the city lies at 'the head of a long and narrow gulf furrowed by ships and yachts. The climate is mild and in the summer the constant and refreshing sea breezes temper the sun's heat. The city, in horizontal terraces, gently ascends the slopes of the surrounding mountains.

    Stop At: Kadifekale, Izmir Turkey

    Castles are defensive structures specifically built to withstand attack. Despite their differences though, they all have one feature in common, they are fortified. About the castles that have survived for thousands of years, we can say that they are the greatest witnesses of history. These castles built by civilizations living in Anatolia to protect themselves are visited today by history lovers. During the fourth century BC, a new city was built on the slopes of Mt Pagos (Kadifekale) during the reign of Alexander the Great. On Kadifekale, Mt. Pagos, stands the impressive ruins of a castle and its walls, built by Lysimachus in the reign of Alexander the Great, which still dominate Izmir today. The castle offers an excellent vantage point to enjoy the magnificent view over the Gulf of Izmir. Enjoy the breath-taking view of Izmir

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Agora Open Air Museum, Iki Cesmelik Mah. 816 Sok. No:16 Konak Merkez, Konak, Izmir Turkey

    The Agora, or marketplace, in the Namazgah Quarter, was originally constructed during the rule of Alexander the Great. What remains today, however, dates from the rebuilding under Marcus Aurelius after a devastating earthquake in 178 AD. But even more interesting are the vaulted chambers and cisterns in the cells of the two basilicas, which have been reconstructed in Corinth and Faustina, giving visitors a good idea of how this rectangular multi-story marketplace looked in its day. There are still underway archaeological investigations. Thanks to recent works, both Kadifekale and Agora are connected eachother as it used to be.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kemeralti Market, Anafartalar Cd, Izmir 35250 Turkey

    The Kemeralti Market, which is 400 years old, is the most ancient meeting and shopping centre of Izmir. Since the Hellenistic period, the bazaar has always been a major trade area.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hisar Mosque, Kemeralti /Konak, Konak, Izmir 35250 Turkey

    The Hisar Mosque, one of five mosques that surround the old harbour and the Hisaronu Mosque, is one of Izmir 's largest mosques. The mosque is also one of Ottoman Architecture's most beautiful examples. The local people called Hisaronu mosque, but it is known as Molla Yakup Mosque in written documents. When you step into the mosque, you feel the spiritual atmosphere of the religious site. Yes, as always, shoes off.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: İzmir Clock Tower, Kemeraltı Çarşısı, İzmir Saat Kulesi, 35360 Konak/İzmir, Turkey

    İzmir Clock Tower is a historic clock tower located at the Konak Square in the Konak district of İzmir, Turkey. It is considered as the main landmark and the symbol of the city. The tower has four fountains on the base, in circular design decorated in an Ottoman architecture. The landmark is a gift from the Sultan Abdulhamid and built-in 1901.

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Izmir, Halit Rifat Pasa Caddesi 4. Konak, Izmir Turkey

    Archeological Museum, near Konak Square, houses a superb collection antiquities including the statues of Poseidon and Demeter which, in ancient times, stood in the Agora. Most of the artefacts, which include busts, statues, statuettes, tools, and various eating and cooking utensils, come from the Bronze Age, or from the Greek and Roman periods.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Izmir, Izmir, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

    Time to proceed to where the original city was established in the third millennium B.C. and at that time shared, with Troy, the most advanced culture in Western Anatolia. By 1500 B.C. it had fallen under the influence of Central Anatolia's Hittite Empire. In the first millennium B.C. Izmir, then known as Smyrna, ranked as one of the most important cities of the Ionian Federation; during this period - one of the city's most brilliant - it is believed that Homer resided here. Lydian conquest of the city, around 600 B.C., brought this period to an end, and Izmir remained little more than a village throughout the Lydian and the subsequent 6th century B.C. Persian rule. In the fourth century B.C., a new city was built at the instigation of Alexander the Great on the slopes of Mt. Pagos (Kadifekale).

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    - Hand sanitizers and masks will be available for the best hygiene practice.- Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time and let the lobby staff know that you are expecting a tour guide.- Comfortable shoes are advised- Wheelchair users must inform our agent whether guest(s) is/are fully dependent on the chair or partly able to walk or move.- Cruise port pickups from Izmir International Cruise Port are included in the tour price.- Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport pick up service is included in the tour pricePorts
    • Izmir Port, Umurbey, 35230 Konak/İzmir, Turkey
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/11/2020 - 10/28/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Hand sanitizers and masks will be available for the best hygiene practise in our vehicles.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Halit Degerli

Activity ID: V-123586P39

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