Agora, Smyrna

Celsus Library, Ephesus

Temple of Trajan, Pergamon


The city, known as "Beautiful Izmir", lies on the shores of a large bay furrowed by ships and yachts and encircled by mountains. The climate is a mild one. and during the summer the heat is tempered by the constant, refreshing sea breezes. Behind the palm-lined promenades and avenues, the city gently ascends in terraces to the slopes of surrounding hills. Along the coastline from Izmir, you will discover magnificent ancient sites such as Troy, Pergamon, Aphrodisias, Didyma, and of course Ephesus. A cosmopolitan and lively place at anytime, Izmir offers the ideal setting for a meeting destination with an abundant of luxurious hotels. the original city was established in third millennium B.C. (at present day Bayrakli) and at that time shared with Troy, the most advanced culture in Western Anatolia. Homer was born in Izmir and resident here during the Ioanian Federation in the first millennium B.C.. Today, it is third largest city in Turkey and its port is second only to Istanbul.

Shopping: In the streets of the Kemeralti Market, it is possible to find fascinating antiques, both fine and fun jewelry, a great variety of clothing and the dried figs and sultanas for which Izmir is famous. Havra Sokak is particularly interesting for its old buildings and synagogues, while the best modern shopping areas are along the Kordon promenade.

Art, Culture and Entertainment: Izmir has for many years enjoyed a reputation as a cosmopolitan and cultural city. The Izmir Cultural Center hosts performances of opera, ballet and musical concerts, and the city is home to the Aegean Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a thriving theatrical scene. During the annual Izmir International Festival, international and Turkish artists perform at various venues in the city and surrounding area, including the theater at Ephesus. Take a horse-drawn carriage along the promenade or absorb the lively atmosphere of the bars and cafes around Pasaport Pier.

A visit to Ephesus, an important city of antiquity, is one of the highlights of any visit to Turkey. The city which had many splendid buildings, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis, whose temple was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is recorded that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Christ and that a small house (Meryemana Evi) was built for her on Bulbuldagi (Mt. Nightingale) where she spent her last days.

Conference Centers Number of
Meeting Halls
Total Capacity Maximum capacity of the Largest Hall Exhibition Space in sq. m.
Sabanci Culture Center 2 661 540 -
Aegean University Hall 6 2500 1000 -
Dokuz Eylul University Hall 3 1080 550 -
Adnan Saygun Sanat Merkezi 2 1396 1153 -
Ataturk Culture Center 1 650 650 -
Hotels Number
of Meeting
Max. Cap.
of the biggest
Number of
Hilton 12 1315 900 381
Swiss Otel Grand Efes    4 1900 700   402


• Learn Turkish Cooking
Cookery lessons for guests are given in the kitchen of the restaurant, supervised by a Turkish professional chef.

• Ottoman Night - 1001 Night
Under the presidency of Sultan, we welcome your clients to their decorated tents. Sword and shield dancers display their arts while band plays exotic music.

• Izmir Bay Boat Tour By Night
After or before dinner, cruise both sides of Izmir Bay by private local boats. Cocktail or dinner is also available on boat.

• CESME Beach Party
Between June - September; Depart from Izmir by buses for a 45 minutes drive to famous Cesme Beaches Party, party, party.

• Old Elevator
At the old quarter of the city there is an elevator on top of which there is a private restaurant with the best panorama of the bay.

• Historical Turkish Bath Party
Enjoy the original Turkish Cuisine and beverages in a historical bath with belly dance show.

• Ephesus
Private cocktails and dinners are available at the ancient city of Ephesus with special permission. Theater seated 24,000, Odeion 1,300, Library cocktail up to 2,000 people.

• Parachuting Or Private Planes
Available upon request.


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