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City break in Izmir. Active leisure ideas for Izmir - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Izmir Reflection Photo Unlike many popular resorts in Turkey, which offer travelers beach rest only, Izmir is characterized by numerous theme parks and beautiful gardens. Fans of shopping will simply not find a better place to stay. Tourists who enjoy active rest are recommended to visit Kulturpark - a large-scale entertainment complex that includes a zoo, a cozy park for picnics, play areas for children, and even a few interesting restaurants. Tourists who enjoy devoting their rest to sports entertainment will definitely like Olof Palme Park. The park is equipped with numerous sports facilities. There is also an extensive area for walking and cycling.
İzmir is famous for its colorful markets and trading centers. Lovers of shopping will definitely not feel bored here. In the northern part of Izmir, is found a miniature market of Societe … Open
Adnan Saygun Park is located nearby. The park has become a permanent venue for various concerts and national holidays. Among other entertainment centers worth visiting we should definitely mention Turgut Özal Park that is visited by thousands of residents and tourists every day. It is worth noting the attractiveness of local beaches as they are an ideal choice for families. Coast of Izmir is a beautiful place with scenic woods and fields. These beautiful places are good not only for sunbathing, but also for walking. Tourists will surely find playgrounds and equipment hiring offices in all major beaches of the city, so vacationers will surely not suffer from the lack of entertainment.
Simply no description of the city is possible without mentioning its shops. Alsancak district is considered “the heart” of shopping of Izmir. Simply each building here houses a shopping pavilion or craft shop, an antiques shop or cozy restaurant. Connoisseurs of designer clothes and people who wish to bring national jewelry and best souvenirs from their trip to Izmir will certainly find everything they need here. Dantel Sokagı Street is the best place to purchase handmade lace, which has become one of the most popular gifts. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Izmir is a large and famous cultural center and a beautiful resort. The city is located along the coastal line and so it is surrounded by water from one side and by high mountains with … Open
A street with a romantic name Sevgi Yolu (a lawn of lovers) has become a permanent venue for various art exhibitions. This is the place where you can not only buy the picture you liked, but also order a portrait of yours. Izmir Bazaar is often considered one of the most colorful and beautiful places in Turkey. A large scale area with lots of streets and boulevards traditionally amazes tourists with a huge choice of shops and workshops in which buyers are offered the most incredible crafts, jewelry and textiles.
Bult in 1755, the lovely little octogonal Konak Mosque is located right next to the modern city hall of Izmir. In order to make your stay in Izmir even more exciting, consider visiting clubs that offer interesting escape quests. For example, at Code232 visitors can play the game called The Secret of the Gallery. In this quest, participants need to solve a number of puzzles, find out about the mystery of a gallery in one hour, and escape from it. Locked In Izmir is one more fantastic club with interesting quests where visitors can choose from four quest rooms that they need to escape from: a police station, an asylum, a haunted house, and a separate lodging inspired by the famous “Saw” horror film franchise. A visit to local paintball clubs will be no less exciting. Seyirtepe and Adatepe are the best clubs that offer this entertainment in Izmir. Of course, paintball games will be even more exciting if visiting them together with friends or family members. Travelers who cannot imagine their life without speed will be more than excited to visit Park Bornova karting center.
Izmir has many unique sights, beautiful parks and beaches, as well as many entertainment facilities that children will surely like. Vacationers with children should definitely look into the … Open
A visit to Tay Park simply cannot leave anyone indifferent. In the park, visitors can ride a horse or a pony (depending on the age of visitors, of course). It is a true paradise for children. By the way, Izmir Dogal Yasam Parki is one more fabulous place to visit with children (adults, however, can go there on their own). In this park, it is possible to see animals from different climatic zones (for example, animals that live in African savannah, Asia, or tropics). Funtastic Aquarium is also an all-time favorite of both locals and guests of the city. This beautifully decorated aquarium is the right place for everyone who wants to get acquainted with the underwater world. Travelers who like attractions (including extreme ones) will get their dose of adrenaline at Coskun Park. If sports competitions make you excited, don’t forget to check the schedule of upcoming games in Halkapinar Arena.
Izmirs Clock Tower Numerous beaches of Izmir offer opulent and active pastime for visitors. Such activities as beach volleyball, diving, and handball are very popular here. It is also possible to rent a boat or a paddleboat and enjoy a refreshing ride while admiring the panorama of the city. In order to make beach recreation more exciting, consider visiting Space Camp Turkey. It is a simply unique place where visitors can prepare for a flight to the outer space. This center offers flight simulators similar to the ones used in NASA. In an atmosphere of fun and excitement, visitors can learn to do many new and interesting things. Well, centers like Lobi and Nese Bengisu Seramik are also great for everyone who wants to learn something new. In a family-like atmosphere, these centers offer drawing lessons.
A significant part of attractive restaurants and cafes of Izmir are located on the territory of bazaars. Some dining facilities specialize exclusively in the preparation of national dishes, … Open
Spending great time in Izmir is an easy task. Numerous bars and clubs that work until late at night are a great help in that. Tourists interested in live performances and nice time spent together with friends or new acquaintances should head to Doy Doy Pub. Sirena is also very popular with tourists, especially with people who prefer beer to all other drinks. Meyhane Endulus is famous for its merry atmosphere. Many travelers recommend this bar because it is possible to have fun and enjoy delicious food there. Dante Cafe & Bar is another great venue that offers not only fantastic food but also spectacular views of the Aegean Sea.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Izmir and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Izmir

Punta Bar
Where: 1469 Sok 26, Alsancak, Izmir;
Nektar
Where: 1386 Sok. 8/B Alsancak, Izmir;
Kalyon Bar
Where: Cumhuriyet Bulvari (opposite Mcdonalds), Izmir;
Outside
Where: Sehitler Caddesi, Izmir; Metro: Halkapina;
Club En Velo
Where: Sair Esre Bulvari. 92 Alsancak, Izmir;
Sherriff
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Water attractions around Izmir
♥   Water park 'Aqua Fantasy Kuşadası' Aydın, 56.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Adaland' Kuşadası, Aydın, 56.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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City break ideas for neighbours of Izmir

Guide to your best city break in Izmir - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Izmir - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Izmir?' disappears immediately.
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