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Izmir
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Izmir

Izmir is a large city in Turkey located on the Aegean Sea in the western part of the country. It is the third largest city in Turkey and the country’s most important port city. The city is known for its vibrant culture, beautiful beaches, and vibrant nightlife.

Izmir is situated in a strategic location on a bay of the Aegean Sea surrounded by mountains. The city is surrounded by the Gediz and Bakırçay rivers and is close to the ruins of the ancient cities of Ephesus, Pergamon, and Sardis.

Izmir has a long and interesting history. It was founded as Smyrna by the Greeks in the 11th century BC and was later conquered by the Romans. It was then taken over by the Seljuk Turks in the 13th century and by the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. During the Ottoman period, Izmir became an important port city and a major center of trade.

In 1922, the city was occupied by Greece during the Greco-Turkish War, but it was returned to Turkey in 1923. Since then, Izmir has become an important cultural and economic center in Turkey. The city is also home to several universities, museums, and libraries.

Izmir is a beautiful city with many attractions. It is home to a number of ancient monuments and sites, including the Agora of Smyrna, the Kadifekale castle, and the Kızlarağası Han. The city also has a vibrant nightlife, with many bars, clubs, and restaurants.

Overall, Izmir is an important city in Turkey with a rich history, vibrant culture, and beautiful beaches. It is an ideal destination for travelers looking to experience the best of what Turkey has to offer.

Excursion tips for a day in Izmir

Izmir, Turkey is a vibrant city with plenty of activities for tourists to explore. Here are some of the top things to do in Izmir on a day trip:

1. Visit the ancient Agora of Smyrna, a Roman-era archaeological site located in the heart of the city.

2. Take a stroll along the iconic Kordon waterfront promenade and admire the stunning views of the bay.

3. Explore the historical Kemeralti market, where you can find a variety of traditional food, spices, and souvenirs.

4. Visit the Kadifekale Fortress, an ancient fortress built by Alexander the Great, and take in the stunning views of the city.

5. Take a ferry ride to the island of Chios, where you can enjoy pristine beaches, traditional villages, and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.

6. Visit the Ataturk Museum, dedicated to the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

7. Take a tour of the Izmir Clock Tower, a 19th-century clock tower located in the Konak Square.

8. Check out the Izmir Archaeology Museum, where you can see a variety of artifacts from the ancient city of Smyrna.

9. Spend an afternoon at the Izmir Zoo, where you can observe a variety of animals in their natural habitats.

10. Visit the Kadifekale Castle, which offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding landscape.

Experience Izmir with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Izmir. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Izmir

Izmir in Turkey has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. In summer, temperatures average around 28°C during the day, dropping to around 16°C at night. In winter, temperatures average around 12°C during the day, dropping to around 5°C at night. Spring and autumn are mild, with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 25°C during the day. Rainfall is generally higher in winter, with an average of around 20 days of rain per month, while in summer the average is around 10 days of rain per month.

Cruise weather for Izmir

Our weather forecast for Izmir helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 37.5 °C
min: 25.7 °C
21.6 m/s
40.3 m/s
0.4 %
24.1 m
50.2 %
1,005 hPa
06:03:49
20:31:33
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 35.7 °C
min: 25.8 °C
19.8 m/s
37.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
47.9 %
1,005 hPa
06:04:36
20:30:51
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 37.8 °C
min: 24.9 °C
19.8 m/s
37.4 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
43.8 %
1,006 hPa
06:05:24
20:30:07
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 37.1 °C
min: 24.7 °C
20.2 m/s
37.1 m/s
1.7 %
24.1 m
40.0 %
1,006 hPa
06:06:12
20:29:21
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 36.9 °C
min: 23.5 °C
19.4 m/s
21.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
35.9 %
1,004 hPa
06:07:01
20:28:34
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 36.7 °C
min: 22.9 °C
16.6 m/s
15.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
37.0 %
999 hPa
06:07:50
20:27:45
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 34.2 °C
min: 23.4 °C
25.6 m/s
36.7 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
38.6 %
999 hPa
06:08:40
20:26:54
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 20.2 °C
21.6 m/s
18.7 m/s
8.4 %
24.1 m
59.8 %
1,004 hPa
06:09:30
20:26:02
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 31.6 °C
min: 18.9 °C
27.4 m/s
30.6 m/s
5.5 %
24.1 m
48.7 %
1,009 hPa
06:10:21
20:25:08
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 34.2 °C
min: 18.5 °C
29.9 m/s
30.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
45.3 %
1,011 hPa
06:11:12
20:24:13
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 35.1 °C
min: 20.7 °C
31.0 m/s
27.7 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
36.5 %
1,008 hPa
06:12:03
20:23:16
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 36.1 °C
min: 21.1 °C
28.4 m/s
27.7 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
31.8 %
1,008 hPa
06:12:54
20:22:18
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 38.1 °C
min: 22 °C
22.7 m/s
26.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
29.4 %
1,008 hPa
06:13:46
20:21:18
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 39.2 °C
min: 23.8 °C
19.8 m/s
25.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
29.0 %
1,009 hPa
06:14:38
20:20:17

Cruises to Izmir

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Scheduled ship calls in Izmir, Türkiye
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2024 Monday, 5th of Aug. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 12th 2024 Monday, 12th of Aug. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 19th 2024 Monday, 19th of Aug. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 26th 2024 Monday, 26th of Aug. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Sep. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Sep. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Getaway 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Sep. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Encore 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Sep. 30th 2024 Monday, 30th of Sep. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 7th 2024 Monday, 7th of Oct. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 14th 2024 Monday, 14th of Oct. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 16th 2024 Wednesday, 16th of Oct. 2024 Seven Seas Navigator 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 18th 2024 Friday, 18th of Oct. 2024 Costa Fortuna 07:00 am 01:30 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 19th 2024 Saturday, 19th of Oct. 2024 MS Riviera 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 21st 2024 Monday, 21st of Oct. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 27th 2024 Sunday, 27th of Oct. 2024 MS Europa 08:00 am 05:30 pm
Oct. 28th 2024 Monday, 28th of Oct. 2024 MSC Divina 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 Seabourn Encore 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Navigator 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 14th 2024 Thursday, 14th of Nov. 2024 AIDAblu 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 19th 2024 Tuesday, 19th of Nov. 2024 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Nov. 26th 2024 Tuesday, 26th of Nov. 2024 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Dec. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Dec. 2024 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Dec. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Dec. 2024 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Dec. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Dec. 2024 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jan. 7th 2025 Tuesday, 7th of Jan. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jan. 14th 2025 Tuesday, 14th of Jan. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jan. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Jan. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jan. 28th 2025 Tuesday, 28th of Jan. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Feb. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Feb. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Feb. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Feb. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Feb. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Feb. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Feb. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Feb. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Mar. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Mar. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Mar. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Mar. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Mar. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Mar. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Mar. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Mar. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Apr. 1st 2025 Tuesday, 1st of Apr. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Apr. 8th 2025 Tuesday, 8th of Apr. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Apr. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Apr. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Apr. 22nd 2025 Tuesday, 22nd of Apr. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Apr. 29th 2025 Tuesday, 29th of Apr. 2025 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jun. 2nd 2025 Monday, 2nd of Jun. 2025 MSC Fantasia 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jun. 8th 2025 Sunday, 8th of Jun. 2025 Norwegian Viva 07:00 am 04:00 pm

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