One of Kemeraltı's most interesting pockets, this stretch of produce stalls links the centre of the bazaar with the Agora and the...
The multi-domed 'Chestnut Market Mosque' dates from 1667 and has a particularly beautiful mihrab (niche indicating the direction of...
Named after the fountains next to it, which are used by the congregation for ritual ablutions, this 1636 mosque has a large central dome...
Kahveci Ömer Usta
One of the popular cafes behind the Hisar Mosque in the Kemeraltı Market, Kahveci Ömer Usta specialises in fincanda pişen Türk kahvesi ,...
Serving Bosnian food that is remarkably similar to Turkish home cooking, this stylish lokanta (eatery with ready-made food) in the...
Agora Caddesi · interesting places nearby
Dating from the end of the 4th century BC, Smyrna's ancient agora was ruined in an earthquake in AD 178 but soon rebuilt by order of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. The reconstructed Corinthian colonnade and Faustina Gate are eye-catching, but the vaulted chambers and cisterns in the basements of the two stoas (basilicas) are even more interesting, giving visitors a good idea of how this rectangular-shaped, multi-level marketplace would have looked in its heyday. Archaeological investigations are still underway.
A Muslim cemetery was later built on the agora and many of the old tombstones remain on site. The ticket office is located on the south side, just off Gazi Osmanpaşa Bulvarı.