St John’s Cathedral
Consecrated in 1874, St John's Cathedral was partly financed by Sulktan Abdülaziz and the main altar was a gift from Pope Pius IX.
Church of St Polycarp
The oldest Christian house of worship in the city, the Church of St Polycarp was built in 1625 with the permission of Sultan Süleyman...
Arkas Art Centre
At the southern end of the Kordon is this new art centre is housed in the former French consulate. As worthwhile as the rotating...
Pasaport Mado is one of the more modern of the many seafront cafes running south from the police station.
‘Snacking’, located on a lane running north of Şehit Nevresbey Bulvarı, and half a dozen neighbouring eateries offers enormous jacket...
Lonely Planet review
Sakız, specialising in Aegean and Cretan cuisine, is the most inventive restaurant in İzmir. Its fresh meze include shrimps wrapped in filo pasty and and köz patlıcan (smoked aubergine with tomatoes and peppers), while some of the unusual mains are sea bass with milk thistle and haddock with Aegean herbs.
Sit on the lovely informal terrace and order à la carte or from the endless set menu for two (€60), which includes wine. Live traditional guitar music sets the scene on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.