Historical Places in İzmir Turkey

As a modern and developed city, Izmir is an important center of culture, art, tourism, and trade. It attracts tourists because of its historical (archaeological) and natural beauties. Izmir has a well-deserved reputation due to its richness of it’s natural and historical assets.

Izmir, where the master of poets Homer was born, has lots of natural beauties, a rich cultural and historical heritage, beaches, thermal waters, and spas. So, this city, known as “Beautiful İzmir” in Turkey, offers visitors many options for a unique holiday experience. It is possible to find a large variety (such as thermal, mountain, religion, sea, coast, health, history, youth, skiing, disabled, agro, fair and congress) of tourism in almost every district of Izmir

Throughout thousands of years, İzmir has been home to many civilizations. This city is the center of civilizations and mythology in ancient Ionia. So, İzmir has many archaeological and historical assets.


The Red Basilica (Temple of Serapis) of Pergamon, Turkey: Neither on Earth nor on Sky

One of the most spectacular ancient buildings of Pergamum is the Red Basilica, also known...


Altar of Zeus at Pergamon, Turkey: the Throne of Satan

Altar of Zeus at Pergamon The Altar of Zeus, also called ‘Pergamonaltar’ is a monumental...


Temple (Sanctuary) of Athena Polias in Pergamon: The Oldest Temple of Anatolia

The Temple of Athena which was built on a point of the Pergamon acropolis that...


Pergamon: The Real Land of The Zeus Altar

With its historical and cultural richness, Pergamon is one of the most important cultural and...


Shrine of Virgin Mary in Ephesus, Turkey

Virgin Mary is considered to be the holy mother of Christianity. Virgin Mary (in Turkish...


Seven Sleepers in Ephesus, Turkey

Cave (grotto) of Seven Sleepers in Ephesus is a Byzantine necropolis where many rock-cut tombs...


Temple (Sanctuary) of Artemis at Ephesus, Izmir, Turkey

Ephesus is home to the largest temple from the Artemis cult. In mythology Artemis, the...


Ancient Port City of Notion, İzmir, Turkey

If you visit the ancient city of Kolophon or Claros Apollon Prophecy Center in Izmir,...


Metropolis: City of the Mother Goddess

History of Metropolis Ancient City The history of Metropolis dates back to the Classical Age,...


Claros: The City of Soothsayers in Ancient Ionia

Claros, one of the twelve Ionic cities, is a city that served as a prophecy...