Why You Should Visit Izmir
Izmir is Turkey’s third largest city located on the western coast of the country offering many exciting possibilities. Along the coast travelers can relax on one of the many beaches and bask in the Turkish sunshine, while there are also many adventurous pursuits to be had such as hiking and cycling in the beautiful natural terrain. The city plays host to a diverse range of cultural events and festivals over the course of the year, the largest of which is the International Izmir Festival which primarily focuses on music. Izmir is also well known for its cuisine which fuses various styles, reflecting its history as a multicultural city, and also boasts a few interesting historic monuments like the Izmir Clock Tower which are worth seeing.
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Arriving In Izmir
Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is located less than 20 km away from the city of Izmir and is comprised of two passenger terminals. You can hop on the airport shuttle bus to journey into the city once you have landed, although there are also local train services available alongside taxis. Inside the airport you can find a few basic amenities and services including cafés, retail and duty free shopping and paid for Wi-Fi.
Those looking to catch flights from the UAE to Izmir will need to make a transfer as there are no nonstop flights available from anywhere in the UAE. However, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport has a number of connections to airports with direct flights from the UAE such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Istanbul, so it is straightforward to make the journey with just one stopover.
Izmir Travel Information
UAE nationals looking to travel to Turkey will be able to apply online for an e- visa which will be valid for up to 90 days. In Izmir the weather can get fairly hot over the summer with average highs of around 33 degrees, while it tends to stay relatively mild even during the winter months. In Izmir there are plenty of public transport networks available including buses, trains and a metro, while there are a number of car rental agencies at Izmir airport if you wish to rent your own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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