|Flights to Izmir, Turkey|
|All prices are per person one way including taxes.|
Izmir is a cultural gem on the west coast of Turkey, with a long and interesting history and the archaeological relics and landmarks to show for it. With the airport right on the doorstep, it's the perfect 'land and go' destination for those who like to get stuck straight into the sightseeing action with no long and wearing transfers to sit through first. With flights to Izmir from Thomascook Airlines you'll be perfectly positioned to explore all the Turkish delights that this large and exciting city has to offer.
The ancient ruined city of Ephesus is probably the most famous of all the attractions in the Izmir region, where Greek and Roman influences come together to form one of the best-preserved classical cities in the whole of Europe - complete with temples, theatres, library, amphitheatre and even a brothel! Hadrian's Gate provides the perfect photo opportunity and there's also a museum for those keen to glean as much as they can from the experience.
If Ephesus doesn't quench your thirst for archaeological wonders, Agora is another maze-like Roman/Greek ruin in Izmir. Less crowded than Ephesus, and still very much a work in progress, this lesser know gem should be on the must-see list of any travelling culture vulture.
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. The pier, with its awe-inspiring ironwork, was designed by world famous engineer Gustave Eiffel (of the revered Paris landmark!) and is 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 clocktower landmark is also a must.
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.