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Izmir. Pop. 3.7 million. Currency - Turkish Lira (TRY). Language – Turkish. Time Zone GMT + 2 hours. Main airport – Izmire(Adnan Menderes ADB). Best Time to Go – Summer, as most events are on then, but can be very hot in July - August. Izmir is the 3rd largest city in Turkey and has the second biggest port after Istanbul. The history of Izmir stretches back to around 3000 BC when the Trojans founded the city and successive dynasties have occupied the city from those early times. In those days thc city was called Smyrna, but it has evolved into a modern, developed, and busy commercial center, set around a huge bay and surrounded by mountains. Despite being subject to frequent earthquakes and being almost burned to the ground after the first world war, the city retains attractions for the visitor. Arguably the most significant areas in the city is Konak Square, famous for the clock tower, one of the unique smybols of Izmir. As the city is surrounded by hills the inventive residents devised 2 ingenious systems to climb the slopes. These are the Asansör (Elevator), and the Teleferik (Teleferic). After walking around the city many visitors head to the Izmir beaches on the Aegean sea coastline. The city also plenty of nice snacks ncluding: the famous shish kebabs; grilled sea bass; melons; Kumru (a kind of warm sandwich); and Tulum Peyniri (a local cheese).

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport  (4)

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Izmir Hotels Flights and Travel including Swissotel Grand Efes Hotel Crowne Plaza Hotel Saat Kulesi Clock Tower Grotto of the Seven Sleepers Kizlaragasi Han Bazaar Izmir Travel and Tourism in Turkey.

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Swissotel Grand Efes Hotel – Izmir Turkey

The hotel is located in the center of the city in Alsancak, right on the water across from the main city square. There are a lot of good restaurants within walking distance along the first avenue or seaside drive. The hotel is popular with business people due to it’s location and facilities. The hotel offers a Convention Centre for business meetings, Banquet facilities, Event catering, Secretarial and Translation services. After your business meeting why not relax in the Sky Bar a modern lounge bar overlooking the bay.

Swissotel Grand Efes Hotel – Izmir Turkey

Izmir - wikitravel

zmir is the third biggest city in Turkey with a population of around 3.7 million, the second biggest port after Istanbul, and a very good transport hub. Once the ancient city of Smyrna, it is now a modern, developed, and busy commercial center, set around a huge bay and surrounded by mountains.

zmir - wikipedia

zmir, historically Smyrna, is Turkey's third most populous city and the country's largest port after Istanbul. It is located along the outlying waters of the Gulf of zmir, by the Aegean Sea. zmir is widely regarded as one of the most progressive Turkish cities in terms of its values, lifestyle, dynamism and gender roles.


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