Things to Know

With a population of 4 million, Izmir is one of Turkey's largest cities and boasts the country's second-largest port after Istanbul. Over 50% of its residents are under the age of 30, making it a vibrant and energetic city. Izmir is home to tens of thousands of university students and has a reputation for educating some of the country's best scientists, artists, business leaders, and academics.

Once the ancient city of Smyrna, Izmir is a modern city that still pays homage to its storied past through its architecture. Traders can be seen carrying goods on their backs, just as they did centuries ago.

Throughout history, Izmir has been a melting pot of different cultures. The city has been home to Persians, ancient Greeks, Assyrians, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, and many others. Even the graffiti on the walls reflects the city's multiculturalism.

There are countless places to visit in Izmir that showcase its diverse cultural heritage. From the ancient city of Ephesus to the House of the Virgin Mary and Pergamon Ancient City, there is no shortage of historical and cultural landmarks to explore. We have compiled a comprehensive list of Ephesus daily tours, Ephesus private tours, things to do and activities in Izmir and the Ephesus area, and places to visit, which you can find below.

Daily Tours in Ephesus Area

Private Tours & Activities in Izmir & Ephesus Area

Places to Visit in Izmir

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