Izmir is a historical and touristic city located in the west of Turkey, on the coast of the Aegean Sea. Izmir has hosted many civilizations throughout history and therefore contains many historical artifacts. To discover the historical beauties of Izmir, you can start visiting the historical places in the city center.

  1. Kadifekale: Kadifekale is one of the historical districts of Izmir and is located on a hill rising up from Izmir Bay. The historical building contains many stories about the past of Izmir, dating back to before its foundation. Kadifekale Castle has a terrace that offers panoramic views of the city and is an important tourist attraction you can visit to explore the historical texture of Izmir.
  2. Agora: Agora, located in the center of Izmir, was a market place where the heart of trade beat in ancient times. Today, it is visited as an archaeological site. Among the structures in the Agora, there are stoa (columned gallery), odeon (theatre), church, bath and streets. The remains of these historical buildings provide important clues about the ancient history of Izmir.
  3. Kemeraltı Bazaar: Kemeraltı is one of the historical bazaars of Izmir and is located in the center of Izmir. The historical bazaar was built in the 17th century and was one of the trade centers of Izmir during the Ottoman Empire. Today, Kemeraltı Bazaar is known as a region where traditional Turkish handicrafts, jewelry, textiles, spices, souvenirs and many other products are sold.
  4. Clock Tower: One of the symbolic structures of İzmir, Clock Tower is located in Konak Square. The Clock Tower, built during the Ottoman Empire, has an important place in terms of Izmir's historical heritage and architectural richness. You can go up to the terrace on the upper floor of the Clock Tower and watch the magnificent view of Izmir Bay.
  5. Smyrna Ancient City: Smyrna Ancient City, one of the historical places of İzmir, is located on the slope of Kadifekale. The ruins of the ancient city show that İzmir was one of the most important trade centers in ancient times. In the Ancient City of Smyrna, there are many building remains such as a theatre, stadium, agora, bath and monumental entrance gate.
  6. İzmir Archaeological Museum: İzmir Archeology Museum is located in Konak district of İzmir and has a rich collection about İzmir's history dating back to ancient times. Artifacts from the Ancient City of Smyrna, sculptures from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods, pottery, coins and many more are exhibited in the museum.
  7. Alsancak Historical Houses: The historical houses in the Alsancak district of İzmir are known as architectural structures from the Ottoman Empire period. These houses reflect the historical and cultural texture of İzmir and preserve its historical atmosphere. Alsancak Historical Houses is one of the must-see places for those interested in Izmir's past. 


İzmir offers an unforgettable experience to its visitors with its historical and cultural richness. Kadifekale, Agora, Kemeraltı Bazaar, Clock Tower, Smyrna Ancient City, İzmir Archeology Museum and Alsancak Historical Houses are among the places to visit to discover the historical beauties of the city. These places are a great option for those who want to explore Izmir's rich history and cultural heritage.

3-day Izmir tour schedule:

  • Morning: Arrival in Izmir and pick-up from the airport. After hotel check-in, the first stop of our tour will be Kadifekale. Here, you will discover the historical ruins and enjoy the view of Izmir.
  • Afternoon: After lunch, you will walk towards Konak Square and see the Izmir Clock Tower. Here you can take pictures and listen to the story of the Clock Tower, one of the most important symbols of Izmir. Then, you can take a boat tour in Izmir Bay.
  • Morning: On your second day, you will visit the historical houses in the Alsancak district. Here, you will discover the Ottoman architecture and the historical texture of Izmir.

  • Afternoon: After lunch, you will visit the Izmir Archeology Museum. Here, you will discover the ancient history and cultural heritage of Izmir.

  • Morning: On your third day, you will visit the Ancient City of Smyrna. Here you will see the remains of many buildings such as the theatre, the stadium and the monumental entrance gate.

  • Afternoon: After lunch, you can shop at Kemeraltı Bazaar and stroll the streets of İzmir. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the airport and leave Izmir.

This tour program is an ideal option to discover the historical and cultural riches of Izmir. Together with the professional tour guides of DYG Tur, you will discover the most important places of Izmir and have an unforgettable experience.