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Visit the ancient ruined city of Ephesus, where Greek and Roman influences form one of the best-preserved classical cities in the whole of Europe. Agora is another maze-like Roman/Greek ruin. Less crowded than Ephesus, this gem should be on the must-see list of any travelling culture vulture.
Set up for a day of sunbathing on Kusadasi’s Long beach. The golden sands and clear blue sea are perfect for a day of relaxing, with plenty of beachside bars and cafés to hand. If you’re up for something a little more active, there are water sports aplenty to try.
Stroll along Konak Pier with its awe-inspiring ironwork it’s now home to swanky shops and restaurants, plus a cinema showing English movies, to pass the time if you want a break from the sunshine. A wander around Konak Square, with its iconic clock tower landmark is also a must.
Indulge in a spot of shopping in Kusadasi’s Grand Bazaar. Hundreds of tiny stalls selling everything from handmade jewellery to rugs and spices will delight even the most serious of shopaholics. Don’t forget to barter for a bargain!
Take a ferry trip across to the charming island of Samos. Alongside pretty beaches, mountain ranges and quaint fishing villages is the ancient acropolis, the water tunnel of Efpalinus, and a fascinating archaeological museum.
The ancient ruined cities of the famous Ephesus and the labyrinthine Agora will keep culture lovers busy with fascinating Greek and Roman sites and temples, theatres, library and an amphitheatre to explore. Away from the impressive ancient ruins, Izmir is quite the cosmopolitan city destination, with a stunning harbour, a lush, green waterside park and promenade, and the sleek Konak Pier. If a holiday simply isn't a holiday to you without spending some time on golden sands, there are many beautiful beaches in the Izmir region to relax on. Kusadasi is the nearest 'big, beach resort' where the Grand Bazaar and rabbit-warren streets add a traditional touch to the tourist-friendly bars, restaurants and beachfront amenities. For lashings of culture, a cosmopolitan base and a stunning position on the Aegean coast of Turkey, book flights to Izmir with thomascookairlines.com.