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As one of Turkey’s premier beach destinations, it should come as no surprise that Izmir offers everything you need to enjoy a perfect holiday in the sun. With a stunning climate throughout the year, sandy sun kissed beaches to relax on, and plenty of entertainment Izmir is ideal for getting away from it all and having fun. During the summer, the resorts are busy and the nightlife is wild – especially at the weekend, but away from the crowds, it is still possible to discover the old Turkey and get in touch with the real culture of the country.

Guide to Izmir Attractions

Leave time to explore Izmir to explore the many sights there. The Izmir top attractions include the historic ruins is great to see for yourself. The sun kissed beaches are definitely worth exploring! Izmir’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Izmir tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Izmir based guides who will show you Izmir’s less well known attractions.

Izmir Sports Information

As many visitors already know, Izmir’s population are avid fans of Football. The best-known team is Altay SK at their home: the Olympic Stadium. Each year, the biggest event in Izmir’s sporting calendar is Karsiyaka versus Goztepe, which you can see at the Izmir Ataturk Stadium - tickets can be hard to get, so book in advance!

Guide to Izmir Attractions

Leave time to explore Izmir to explore the many sights there. The Izmir top attractions include the historic ruins is great to see for yourself. The sun kissed beaches are definitely worth exploring! Izmir’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Izmir tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Izmir based guides who will show you Izmir’s less well known attractions.

Izmir Weather

Find out when is the best time to visit Izmir courtesy of our easy to read climate guide to Izmir. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Izmir over twelve months, giving a guide to the climate of Izmir, so you can plan the best time to go!

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Driving in Izmir

To drive in Izmir, you need an IDP (international driving permit) for Turkey. You can book them with the AA, before going to Izmir.

When you drive in Izmir, in common with the rest of Turkey, it is the law to drive on the right.

For your convenience, you can book car hire in Izmir in advance of travel to Turkey. There's a choice of convenient car hire depots in Izmir where you can pick up your car.

Izmir Airport Information

Adnan Menderes is approximately 22 miles south from Izmir. The international IATA code for the airport is ADB - flights take 5 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Izmir is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Adnan Menderes offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Izmir.

Izmir Consulate

If you get into trouble in Izmir, or just need some advice, the Izmir British Consulate is the place to go.

British Consulate
1442 Sokak No 49
Alsancak
Izmir PK 300

Telephone: (90) (232) 4635151

Izmir: The Facts

City Name: Izmir
Country: Turkey
Language: Turkish
Currency: Turkish Lira
Time Difference: GMT + 2
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz

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