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İzmir’s History

İzmir is the third largest city in Türkiye, which is near the Aegean Sea but it is relatively unknown. In this article, we provide some historic places in İzmir and our top recommendations for things to do in İzmir.


We also have prepared a brief overview of İzmir’s history, beginning with its founding and continuing up to the present day. İzmir’s rise to global metropolis status at the turn of the 19th century was meteoric.

Discover the scenes of history

We have put together a compact introduction to the history of İzmir from its founding to this day.


Faith Places

Izmir, Turkey, is home to various faith places that hold cultural and historical significance.Faith places in Izmir offer opportunities for cultural exploration, historical appreciation, and spiritual reflection. Visitors of different faiths can appreciate the rich religious heritage of the city. Here are some notable faith places in Izmir:

A Türkiye bath is a place of public bathing associated with the culture of the Ottoman Empire and more widely the Islamic world.

Discover the scenes of history

Find out where history is still present. Here, significant historical events took place.

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