Visit Izmir - Best of Izmir

This is the third largest city in Turkey and a promising hub of Turkey. It was formerly the ancient city of Smyrna and has a history stretching way back to 3000 BC. This is also the birthplace of the legendary Homer and a place conquered by Alexander The Great.

With a legacy that has a mix of Greek, Ottoman and Turkish influences, Izmir is popular as a tourist destination and has variety of ancient structures that still show the reminisces of the past.

Although, the most inviting attraction of Izmir are its beaches! Located very close to the city centre, tourists flock every year in summer to beat the heat and splash in the waters of Aegean Sea.

Once an ancient city, Izmir is now undergoing a make-over to become a developing metro and is expanding in diverse social and cultural horizons.

Travel to Izmir and enjoy a splendid Turkish holiday!

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Facts and Stats for Izmir*

  • Pollution Statistics in Izmir

    Know the pollution level of Izmir before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 56.56 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 62.98 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.18 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 51.36 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 54.72 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 48 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 38.39 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 44.91 (Moderate)
  • Izmir: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Izmir for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Izmir.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.43 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25.78 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.49 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 39.4 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 16.4 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.46 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.95 (Low)
    • Drug offense 26.05 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.86 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.18 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.95 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.79 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.95 (Low)
  • Living in Izmir - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Izmir is 142.72 (High)

    • Safety Index 72.69 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.88 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 62.11 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.18 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 28.49 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 71.81 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.21 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 47.28 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Izmir

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Izmir

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.26 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 18.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 48.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 30.77 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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