Kemeraltı Market is İzmir’s heart and soul, and a great place to get lost for a few hours. There are bargains galore, especially in...
This restored caravanserai (1744) is like a much smaller, calmer version of İstanbul's famous Covered Bazaar. The market is touristy,...
This little hole-in-the-wall in the Kemeraltı Market is known for its excellent home-made ice cream and baklava.
Hisar Camii information
The interior of the city’s largest mosque (1597) is quintessentially İzmiri. The blue-and-gold motifs on the domed ceiling are simpler and less Oriental than classic Ottoman designs. Also look out for the roses and grapes carved along the bottom of the women’s gallery and the designs on the stone staircase.