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Fuat Gokbel

Discovery never stops in this city. İzmir lovers are missing the city and coming back for digging to find more...

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Fuat Gokbel is living in the city for almost 5 years now, however he is not far from İzmir, he is anaegean. He is from Muğla, neighbour of İzmir. He doesn’t like to visit or eat where the every one goes and eats. Fuat likes to find the gems and advise them or try the recommended finds by his friends.Despite the time I have spend in İzmir, it is chnaged a lot in the city which means there are new chllanges to discover more. İzmir city is called as living city, for this reason Fuat says "Discovery never stops in this city. İzmir lovers are missing the city and coming back for digging to find more... "Fuat is the barbeque man. As the most aegean and İzmir citizin, he likes barbeque, it could be fish ormeat, and Raki (Turkish Alcholic Beverage). There is a saying among the Turkish people "Let's not leave without having fish and raki" when you visit Izmir.And Fuat accompanies this saying by adding ‘ don’t leave the ctiy before taking the ferry and drinkingTurkish tea on it and don’t forget to walk on the seaboard which is called Kordon.

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Marvel at the blues of Izmir Bay from the top of Asansör's panoramic elevator tower.
Asansör has stunned travelers to Izmir since its establishment in 1907. Today it hosts a number of fantastic photo ops as well as a restaurant with panoramic seating areas that gaze out on the junction of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. Take a ride on the glass-doored elevator and gaze out the windows at the boats passing into the harbor.
Address: 42 Dario Moreno SokNo:, Turgut Reis Mahessi, Izmir, 35100, Turkey
Phone: +90 232 261 2626
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Izmir Clock Tower

Visit one of Turkey's most prominent landmarks and see if you can spot the Ottoman-influenced details in the architecture.
Izmir Clock Tower is one of the city's more iconic landmarks, situated in Konak Square in the heart of the port-adjacent district. Erected in 1901, the actual clock face was donated by Emperor Wilhelm II, although the rest of the tower is decidedly Turkish. Ottoman-inspired architecture is apparent in almost every detail of the tower, from the intricate iron and lead lattice work to the Moorish columns supporting the main extension of the building. 
Address: Saat Kulesi, Izmir, 35040, Turkey
Phone: +90 232 483 5117

Cybell Taki

Select one of the diverse pre-made pieces of jewelry or order your own custom design at the trendy accessory boutique Cybell Taki.
Housed in a chic boutique space in the Alsancak district of Izmir, Cybell Taki offers an appealing and affordable selection of hand-made jewelry. Decked out with semi-precious stones, the creations from Cybell are an upscale souvenir that lets you show off a little Turkish craftsmanship at home. Rings, necklaces and bracelets are all available pre-made, although some guests may wish to opt for the custom design services offered by the shop. Rows and rows of beads, jewels and fittings make Cybell a great stop for wearable souvenirs.
Address: 14 1379 Sokak No:, İzmir, Turkey
Phone: +90 232 463 1728
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Küf Vintage

Rediscover yesteryear's fashion trends at this vintage store. Housed in a quaint Greek building, pick up a 1980s trench coat or wrap dress.
If vintage is your personal style, then a visit to Küf Vintage is a must. This quaint store in Alsancak is owned by fashion designer, Yasemin, and features a regularly-updated collection of clothing and accessories from the 1980s and 1990s. Her keen eye for style is showcased in trendy pieces hand-selected from around the world. Peruse their rack for statement jackets, tops, dresses and bags, and don't hesitate to ask the friendly staff for a second opinion.
Address: 35 1456 Sokak No, Alsancak, İzmir, 35100, Turkey
Phone: +90 532 166 3014

Fidan Ltd. Co.

For a quintessential Turkish souvenir, select from Fidan's exquisite handmade carpets and kilms, a true masterpiece for your home.
Turkey is world famous for its handcrafted carpets and kilms. This traditional work of art is well-preserved in several parts of the country, and Fidan Ltd. Co. holds a high reputation. This quaint shop is nestled in a historical location at the Kızlarağası Han Bazaar. Browse through their collection of carpets and rugs that are great gifts and souvenirs. The designs and textures display cultural representations and excellent craftsmanship.
Address: 19 871 Sokak No:, Kızlarağası Hanı, İzmir, 35110, Turkey

Tayfa Balık Evi

Shrouded in the history of the Aegean region, Tayfa Balik Evi's 180-year old building evokes the timeless nature of Izmir's culture.
A lovingly preserved house, a hidden garden and a delightful menu of traditional Turkish fare sets Tayfa Balik Evi apart as one of the most enchanting restaurants in Izmir. The building, a residential house owned by a Greek family in the 19th Century, is decorated with ephemera, newspaper clippings, photos of old Izmir and its inhabitants, as well as modern soccer teams and a few nazar (evil eye) wall hangings sprinkled here and there. A gorgeous hidden patio is the perfect place to enjoy the small seafood-heavy menu of delicious dishes that speak to the Aegean heritage of this location. The rooftop terrace, open during summer, offers exceptional views of the sea and is worth waiting for. A stunningly cozy seafood spot that gives an insight into the rich past of this coastal town, Tayfa Balik Evi is a must-stop while visiting Izmir. 
Address: 7 1462 Sokak No, Alsancak Mahessi, İzmir, 35320, Turkey
Phone: +90 232 421 5635
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 01:00 AM,Saturday from 11:00 AM to 02:00 AM
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Nar Bar

Grab some burgers and fries with friends and hang out in one of the coolest bars in İzmir. Art, drinks and food - what more can you ask for?
Earn some cool points with your family and friends by taking them to Nar Bar in İzmir, a trendy and popular spot for food and drinks. The interior features contemporary and modern decor - you'll notice the portraits of superheroes as you come in - and the outside patio features stone walls, cute trees, wooden tables and comfy sofas. Whether you want to stop by for a meal - try their juicy hamburgers and fries - or sip on a variety of beers and cocktails, Nar Bar has it all. 
Address: 11b 1386 Sokak Number, İzmir, 35100, Turkey
Phone: +90 232 464 1818
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 12:00 AM to 02:00 AM
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Ciğerci Zarif

This place is a must visit for adventurous food epicureans in Izmir. Indulge your curious palate in some traditional liver and lungs.
Ciğerci Zarif is not for the faint hearted. This eatery in Izmir, by chef Zarif, is a great addition to the culinary melting pot of this immigrant city. They specialize in a family recipe of traditional liver and lungs dishes. Savor this exquisite local specialty prepared in a variety of ways, be it fried or grilled, and served with staple sides like rice, tzatziki and salad.
Address: Şehit Fethi Bey Caddesi, İzmir, 35210, Turkey
Phone: +90 232 445 7526
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Tea & Pot Cafe

Rejuvenate with a therapeutic tea-time experience at this cafe. Their specialties are from some of the best growers in the world.
Tea & Pot is a cozy cafe in İzmir put together by sisters-in-law Zeynep and Nihan. They take their tea drinking very seriously with a ritualistic presentation of your choice of beverage from over 45 varieties on offer. Select from black, green, herbal, oolong and flavored specialties and sip your tea to smooth jazz tunes indoors or out on their patio.
Address: 15/B 1379 Sokak, Kültür Mahallesi, İzmir, 35220, Turkey
Phone: +90 232 463 5752
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Ayşa Boşnak Börekçisi

Savor Ayşe's award-winning homemade böreks, a traditional baked specialty from Bosnia, at this rustic restaurant.
Ayşa Boşnak Börekcisi is a charming restaurant specializing in the traditional Bosnian pastry pie. From humble beginnings, this place in Kemeraltı is run by Ayşe Hanım and her family of Bosnian origin. Ayşe's signature baked filled böreks are a hit in the city and have even won accolades. Savor pastries stuffed with minced meat, spinach, potatoes, cheese, leeks, eggplant or zucchini, all prepared from the finest ingredients. Make sure to save room for baklava or pumpkin desserts. The interior design features exposed stone walls, mosaic flooring, antique chandeliers and wrought iron candle stands that create a rustic atmosphere.
Address: Anafartalar Caddesi No:228, İzmir, 35100, Turkey
Phone: +90 232 484 1525

Izmir Wildlife Park

Find your favorite animals among the hundreds that roam Turkey's sprawling wildlife sanctuary in Izmir
Izmir Wildlife Park underwent a complete renovation in 2006, expanding this already prominent location into the premiere spot for wildlife education in Turkey. Featuring more than 1200 animals, the park's spacious grounds are impeccably designed to provide a caring space for endangered, near-endangered and almost-threatened animals. The zoo doesn't focus on any one region in particular, so everyon
Address: Doğal Yaşam Parkı, Izmir, Turkey
Phone: +90 232 327 3016
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Savor wide range of coffee and cookies while listening to soothing music in a cozy atmosphere.
It is a small and local coffee shop in the heart of Izmir that serves different types of coffee and cookies at reasonable rates. Cirish Latte and White Berry are the two most popular coffees here that are a must try. You can earn credit points during your every visit to Loyals Coffee House which can be used for availing discounts on your total bill.
Address: Akdeniz Mah Vali Kazım Dirik Cad 46 C, Izmir, 35210, Turkey
Phone: +02324835277
Opening hours: Pzt – Cum : 08:00 – 20:00 Cumartesi : 10:00 – 18:00