In the 4th century, Alexander the Great chose a secure site for Smyrna on Kadifekale (Mt Pagus), southeast of the modern city centre,...
İzmir's Kemeraltı Bazaar is the city's heart and soul, and a great place to get lost for a few hours. There are bargains galore,...
Above the museums, this reconstructed, blue-tiled mosque has a small tea garden with a view down the hill, and a beautiful interior. The...
Passport Cafe & Bar
One of the more modern of the many seafront cafes running south from the police station.
Asansör is a 'destination' restaurant rising high above the old Jewish quarter and accessed via a charming historic elevator. Inside is...
Lonely Planet review
This new cafe is winning plaudits from locals for its zeytinyağlı tabağı (olive-oil plate) and ev mantısı (house mantı ), although some of the portions could be larger. At the beginning of a pedestrianised walkway, it has great people-watching potential.