Izmir Tourism

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!

More about Izmir

Facts and Stats for Izmir*

  • Pollution Statistics in Izmir

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

    • Air Pollution 56.52 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 63.82 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50.63 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 51.28 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 51.39 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.44 (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 29.86 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.39 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.01 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 38.24 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 18.12 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30.36 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.17 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25.35 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.04 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65.75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.51 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.2 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30 (Low)
  • Living in Izmir - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Izmir is 138.87 (High)

    • Safety Index 72.91 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.29 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 62.75 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.88 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 39.31 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 75.31 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.37 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 43.01 (Very 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 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.64 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 58.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.19 USD

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

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