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Tourism of İzmir


Izmir with almost 4 million population and 30 districts, with a history of 8500 years, has an important tourism potential.

In almost every district of Izmir; Aliağa, Balçova, Bayındır, Bayraklı, Bergama, Beydağ, Bornova, Buca, Çeşme, Çiğli, Dikili, Foça, Gaziemir, Güzelbahçe, Karabağlar, Karaburun, Karşıyaka, Kemalpaşa, Kınık, Kiraz, Konak, Menderes, Menemen, Narlıdere, Ödemiş, Seferihisar, Selçuk, Tire, Torbalı and Urla, it is possible to find a large variety of tourism.  (Sea, coast, history, religion, health, thermal, mountain, skiing, youth, disabled, agro, fair and congress.

Tepekule, which is the oldest historical city that is extant to present is located in Izmir. InAgora, everyday a new historical issue is found out. Oldest bridge of the world is the bridge established on Meles River.

İzmir has the advantage of being a big city with all kinds of education opportunities, shopping, and health opportunities. Izmir has also the capacity to present a serenity to its people because of being near to different touristic locations.

World’s biggest open-air bazaar Kemeraltı is located in Izmir center. There are also other bazaars in Kemeraltı like; Kestanepazarı, Hisarönü, Kuyumcular Bazaar, Havra Street.

Konak Square, Asansör (Elevator), Alsancak, Karşıyaka, Kadifekale, Clock Tower, Kültürpark, Uşakizade Villa are other touristic places in Izmir. Turkey’s oldest fair area Kulturpark played an important role in establishment of Izmir identity.

In Izmir, 440 (Group A), 10 (Group C) travel agents are active. Accommodation capacity has reached to 50.000.

Number of tourists that visited Izmir in years and months are as follows;

Months

2015

2016

2017

January

 17 851

 16 397

 13 330

February

 25 147

 18 989

 16 442

March

 36 269

 37 154

 27 846

April

 71 371

 37 925

 43 211

May

 128 754

 66 015

 57 378

June

 145 968

 73 226

 94 325

July

 218 103

 135 271

 157 459

August

 203 095

 111 838

 146 900

September

 152 941

 76 603

 105 279

October

 127 756

 62 989

 62 447

November

 49 638

 16 691

17203

December

 25 028

 19 201

21.990

TOTAL

1 201 921

  672 299

 763 810

 

Source: İzmir Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism 

In 2013, 1 million and 400 thousand, in 2014 1 million and 294 thousand tourists visited Izmir. As of 2017, together with Turkish visitors, 1million and 400 thousand tourists visited İzmir.

Izmir Chamber of Commerce established a “Tourism Directorate” within the structure of the Chamber differentiated from other Chambers.

Izmir Chamber of Commerce Directorate of Tourism is doing researches to provide solution-oriented service to its member companies, participating to domestic and international fairs, taking steps to organize international organizations in Izmir to reach dynamism in tourism.

You can contact Directorate of Tourism about any issue related to tourism.

For more information:
İzmir Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Department
E-mail:  Turizmmudurlugu@izto.org.tr