İzmir is something like a "little" version of İstanbul, but in a way it's hipper and trendier. In any case, the two cities have a lot in common: They both are ports in the Western part of the country and both have a long and rich history and they both used to be known for many years under different names: İstanbul was Constantinople, while İzmir was called Smyrna - a city mentioned in the Bible. This fact gives you some idea of the cultural significance İzmir has had throughout the ages.

İzmir is Turkey's third biggest city after İstanbul and Ankara. Among these three, it is the one with the most Mediterranean-like climate.

In this sunny city, the population is more than three million, and it is not only a business and research hub, but also a touristic hot spot There are many good reasons for coming to İzmir, but for most travellers it's the unique combination of mountains and the sea that attracts them. İzmir, which is a natural harbour in a bay, is surrounded by hills and mountains on every side.

İzmir is equipped with an international airport, which is an important economic factor, as trade with the European Union is one of the major business activities in the city, with promising future prospects.

This also has to do with the İzmir International Fair, which is famous the world over. Thus the atmosphere of the city is cosmopolitan throughout the year. Despite İzmir being a modern-day metropolis with literally three millennia of tradition, the countryside around it still holds a huge potential for development, both on the corporate and on the private-investment level.

Ironically, for such an ancient city, İzmir's trademark symbol is the harbour watch tower, which was erected relatively recently: in 1901. In a way, this fits: İzmir is all about time. It's an example of a city where the past, the present and the future meet.

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Added on: 2012/06/11

Urla Farm house with jacuzzi & forest view - Izmir, Turkey

Urla Natural organic life in Urla farm village , new starting for a super Farm life, socail facilities and large garden space: 1060 sqm and well frendship and comfortable life. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 118 000
Size: 180 m²
Location: Izmir, Turkey
Property type: villa

Added on: 2010/10/13

Urla Villa - Villas for Sale in Urla - Izmir, Turkey

The Urla villa is located just outside Izmir, and provides luxury living just 150m from the sea.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: £ 175 000
Size: 225.00 m²
Location: Izmir, Turkey

4 **** HOTEL IN CESME / IZMIR .. Beach Hotel has: 210 total rooms, 420 total beds, 8 suites. Hotel Room Details: Telephone, music, balcony, television, split air condition, shower, bathtub. Hotel Facilities: Central heating, garden, tv room, hairdresser, laundry, market, power generator, parking without fee, health cabin. Sports & Recreation: Outdoor swimming pool, sauna, table tennis, billiards, disco, night club, tennis, volleyball, children's playground, wind surf, gym.  [ read more » ]

Category: commercial
Type: hotel (for sale)
Price: N/A
Location: Izmir, Turkey

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