Uncover the mysteries of ancient cities and castles during a half-day guided sightseeing tour in Izmir. With your local guide explore the remnants of Alexander the Great’s castle, admire ancient Agora and spend time at the Ethnographic and Archaeological museums. Highlights Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour Wander through Ancient Agora Visit the ruins of Alexander the Great’s Castle Explore the Archeological Museum home to many Greek and Roman artifacts and the Ethnographic Museum displaying local arts and crafts English-speaking local guide Transport by air-conditioned coach
Kick off your tour with a pick up at your Izmir hotel and then travel with your guide by air-conditioned coach to see the highlights of Izmir. First, head to ancient Agora and discover the former Roman Bazaar. After marveling at the commanding castle of Alexander the Great, visit both the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museums where you will delve into Izmir’s traditional art and culture. Highlights include: Ancient AgoraOne of the world’s most well preserved Agora’s was home to a lively Roman bazaar. As you explore with your guide, admire the ancient Colonnades of Corinthian columns, see arched rooms and glimpse up at rebuilt archways. KadifekalePick out a spectacular view of Izmir from high atop Alexander the Great’s Castle. Learn about the history ruins of Kadifekale’s whose name translated to Turkish means “the velvet castle.” Archaeological MusuemEnjoy Roman and Greek artifacts at the Archaeology Museum. Inside, see the head of Domitian, an enormous statue that resided long ago in Ephesus. Ethnographic MuseumDelve into Izmir’s vibrant arts and crafts at the Ethnographic Museum. Here, gain insight into how embroidery wood-block printing and pottery is created. Then, relish the opportunity to see artisans create the centuries old Nazar Amulet (Turkish blue and white “evil eye”). Itinerary Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour Wander through Ancient Agora Visit the ruins of Alexander the Great’s Castle Explore the Archeological Museum home to many Greek and Roman artifacts and Ethnographic Museum displaying local arts and crafts.