Urla is located about a half-hour drive from Izmir’s city center with 12 islands embraced by Urla. İt has a beautiful pier, peaceful grasslands, and excellent restaurants are a genuine discovery. Urla is kind of a small district that is free of chaos, tall buildings, stress, air pollution, and negativity. The town has its own dynamism and its various festivals as the International Artichoke Festival or the Barbaros Oyuk Festival which is organized every year at the end of April and beginning of May is a festival which is inspired by ancient vegetable artichoke which reunion tradition, custom, history, and art meet.
In Urla, you can visit Urla Winery and other vineyards, Urla Sanat Sokagi (Art Street), Kostem Zeytinyagi Museum, Kum Beach, and Marina. You can also join the Urla Surf House. Thus, the town is suitable for every age.
Ephesus was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2015. One of Turkey's top tourist attractions, Ephesus is the most critical and best-preserved ancient city. It is an excellent universal value of the world for all time, and its history dates back to 6000 BC. It was a remarkable city that even Mark Anthony and Cleopatra spent their honeymoon in Ephesus.
Ephesus is also well preserved that, walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments gives you the feeling of a time traveler. The ancient city of Ephesus involves temples, theatres, libraries, houses, and statues. Ephesus is about 80 kilometers south of Izmir, Turkey.
The word Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish. Cooling in the open air, the calcium precipitates from the water, adheres to the soil and forms white calcium “cascades” frozen in stone called travertines. In 1988 Pamukkale together with Hierapolis, was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the area, there are 17 hot water springs. The hot springs which were created, as a result of this phenomenon, began to flow down to the surface of the plateau with incredible speeds (hundreds of liters per second).
While these flowed, they simultaneously began to evaporate in the sun, thus resulting in the formation of travertine terraces and fancy slopes, which were filled with turquoise water. The waters that appear from the hot spring are at a temperature that ranges from 35°C to 100°C. The distance between İzmir and Pamukkale is only 237 km and the driving time is about 3 hours.
Alaçatı, Çeşme is a world-famous touristic destination of Izmir which surrounded by clear blue seas, with the surroundings of cultivated fields of aniseed, sesame, and artichokes dotted with fig and gum trees. The district is legendary for its deep blue sea, golden sands, and soft breeze along its peninsula. It gives you a beautiful place; a chance to be calm, refreshing; and enjoy the colorfulness of this small slice of heaven.
This place is wonderful for just shutting the world off for a few days. It has so many beach clubs as well as hidden gems which one of them is Delikli Koy. Alaçatı has its marina, lots of villages, you will be amazed by the masonry and some craftsmanship on the walls, doors, windows, and oriels of these fascinating stone houses. Alaçatı is only 77 km away from İzmir Airport and the driving time is about 50-60 minutes.
Şirince, which is one of the loveliest Aegean villages in Turkey, literally means cute and adorable. This pretty old Orthodox village, 12 km away from Ephesus and 30 km from Kuşadası. Şirince means pretty. All the narrow streets of the village belong to the women, they are able to produce home-made pastries, wine, embroideries such as laces and socks in wool, dried fruits, napkins, night lamps from dried pumpkins, silverware, olive oil, sultana raisins, herbs and so on during wintertime when the tourism season is over.
Another benefit of Şirince is its wine. You can try its taste in small cafés or in the former community school restoration. This town is the only village in the Aegean region that has both a Greek Orthodox church and a Moslem Mosque together.
With stylish bedrooms, dynamic hotel staff, and modern concept, Encore İzmir offers an unexpected experience for business or leisure travelers. Within 10 minutes away to the new exhibition area and Adnan Menderes Airport via highway connection, Ramada Encore İzmir is located in a superlative location with the shopping malls that you may turn your business trip into a joyful journey.
If you need a hotel with hub areas to enjoy the lobby like your own home, snack, food, and beverage menu including dynamic Encore tastes, fitness center for your health and meeting halls having comfort as an office, Encore Izmir is undoubtedly the right choice.read more
Indulge in the best of city life, then retreat to this oasis of posh accommodations towering over the shore. Located in the heart of Izmir overlooking the Aegean, our hotel welcomes you to experience the Anatolian Coast in grand style.
Enjoy complete relaxation at Qualities Spa with indoor and seasonal swimming pools, Turkish bath, fitness center and more. The distance between our clinic and the hotel is a 5-minute drive away.read more
Balçova Thermal Hotel and its Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center is one of Turkey's and Europe’s most important Thermal Hotel and Treatment Center with its two hundred personnel, hygiene, architecture, naturalistic settlement, and treatment capacity that provides international standards.
It also has the characteristics of social activity, sports and treatment units such as an indoor swimming pool with solarium system, special diet applications suitable for the illness of patients (tension, diabetes, obesity, etc.), selected examples from Turkish and western kitchen with 200-350-1500-person capacity a ‘la carte and table d'hôte restaurants and so on. The distance between our clinic and the hotel is a 5-minute drive away.read more