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Izmir (formerly Smyrna) is a city in southwestern Turkey with about 3 million inhabitants. It is situated on the Aegean coast in the gulf with the same name.
Izmir is the third largest city of Turkey and the second most important port. Izmir is a city with alleys, boulevards and parks comprehensive curves aligned along the circular bay. The city has a warm climate and many hotels.
Izmir is a busy commercial and industrial center, is also a gateway to the Aegean Sea.
The current city is situated on the site of the old Greek cities of Smyrna. After numerous disputes between Turkey and Greece come under Turkish Izmir in 1922. Today is a modern city street network in November, highways and an airport. In Izmir and Homer were born Aristotele Onassis.
From the Aegean shores are among the most beautiful landscapes in Turkey - magnificent coasts, washed by clear waters, abundant in vast beaches surrounded by olive groves, pine forests and mountain peaks. Adorned with idyllic fishing harbors, popular holiday villages and remnants of ancient civilizations, Izmir is an ideal place for meetings and conferences. From the city of Izmir, you can start various journeys in the surrounding areas.
Development of coastal areas had a very positive influence on the nightlife in Izmir - Kordon Promenade area is bordered by at least 14 locations, including restaurants, pubs and cafes in the Italian style, with terraces overlooking the park and area promenade. Adas Sakiz Cafe offers an atmosphere and a menu that combines Turkey and Greece.
Izmir city history stretches back to the year 3000 BC, when a settlement was founded Trojan, 3.5 km north of the modern city of Izmir. At the end of the eleventh century BC the Greeks founded the colony have aeolieni Smyrna - Izmir city fortifications dating from the same century and are recognized as the oldest remains of a city founded by the Greeks.
In the second half of the fourth century BC Alexander the Great ordered the founding of a citadel on the summit of Mount Pagos, 5 km south of the former city. At the foot of the mountain north-west city has grown and new Greek. Smyrna city flourished centuries III, II and just under Romanian leadership - starting with 27 BC
After centuries of best and worst times, in 1415 Smyrna became part of the Ottoman Empire. Despite the two destructive earthquakes - 1688 and 1778 - and two major fires - 1840 and 1845, nineteenth century held its Smyrna and one of the most prosperous cities in the Ottoman Empire. During the Greco-Turkish war in 1919, Smyrna was occupied by Greeks, but then was retaken by the Turks, Kemal Pasha. North of town but had been torched. Reconstruction of the city was a major challenge, but modern city of Izmir today enjoy wide boulevards, modern buildings and green spaces.
Izmir | Izmir (formerly Smyrna) is a city in southwestern Turkey with about 3 million inhabitants. It is situated on the Aegean coast in the gulf with the same name.
Izmir is the third largest city of Turkey and the second most important port
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