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Izmir sightseeing

When you are staying in Cesme, your trip would not be complete with an afternoon of sightseeing in Izmir. Capital of the Aegean region, Izmir is one of the largest cities in Turkey and boasts unique architecture and a vibrant atmosphere. Less than an hour from Cesme and with an enviable location on the water, Izmir offers the ideal solution for exciting sightseeing without the hassle of traveling long distances.

Great attractions, markets and entertainment

A hub of culture in Turkey, this city has more than enough sightseeing options on offer. If you would like to explore the culture then stop by the many shops and cafes in the Kemeralti bazaar district. Here you will find authentic cuisine and unique local goods. There is also an impressive mosque in the area that you shouldn't miss. Hisar Mosque is Izmir's most magnificent and largest mosque and was built in the 1500s. Everyone is welcome inside as long as you are respectful and abide by the rules. Once inside you will be greeted by excellent ottoman style architecture with a baroque twist.

Located in the heart of the city is Konak Square, a central starting point for a day of sightseeing. Standing in the middle is the iconic Izmir Clock Tower, a local landmark built in 1901. Towards the south end of the square, Ege University's Cultural Center has art and entertainment cornered with the Opera House, music academy and Izmir Museum of Arts and Sculpture.

Tour around this coastal gem

If you would like to join a tour and discover some of the sights and attractions in and around Izmir with a guide then check out Get Your Guide's website for a list of exciting tours you can go on. It is recommend that you spend some time in the city and also check out the famous Roman ruins of Ephesus.

The city of Izmir is easily reached by car and offers an alternative sightseeing destination for those who would like to explore the area a little more. Grab yourself a room at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Cesme for the perfect location by the beach and when it is time to head to Izmir, ask our receptionists about the best way to get there.