This restored caravanserai (1744) is like a much smaller, calmer version of İstanbul's famous Covered Bazaar. The market is touristy,...
The ancient Agora, built for Alexander the Great, was ruined in an earthquake in AD 178, but rebuilt soon after by the Roman emperor...
Five screens; films in English with Turkish subtitles.
This cafe in the bazaar is known for its excellent home-made ice cream.
Lonely Planet review
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.