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Olimpiyat Otel Izmir 01 Mar - 03 Mar
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Marina Hotel 01 Mar - 03 Mar
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Piano Hotel 01 Mar - 03 Mar
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Avin Hotel 01 Mar - 03 Mar
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Lucid Hotel 01 Mar - 03 Mar
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Susuzlu Seckin Hotel 01 Mar - 03 Mar
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Flight and hotel Izmir

An Overview of Izmir

Izmir has been a key Aegean port since ancient times, when it was the Greek city of Smyrna. This is the birthplace of Homer! Today, a weekend in Izmir lets you easily combine visits to important archaeological sites with beaches and bazaars. And of course, don't forget to enjoy some great seafood during package holidays in Izmir — after all, you're right on the coast.

What to Know About Visiting Izmir

International flights to Izmir arrive at Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, from which the transfer time is roughly 45 minutes, if you are staying in the city centre. There are numerous flights from London and from Manchester to choose from when you're looking at flight and hotel combos for Izmir.

British nationals are able to obtain a tourist visa either when entering Turkey or online beforehand. The visa will grant you a 90-day stay with multiple entries. The city is three hours ahead of the UK, and the local currency is the Turkish Lira.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Izmir?

Depending on the time of year, city breaks in Izmir can range from hot to temperate. Summer daytime average temperatures can reach 34°C, but winter is typically mild, with days reaching highs of 12°C or 13°C. Spring and fall are generally quite pleasant.

The city plays host to a number of festivals throughout the year. Jazz enthusiasts might want to plan a weekend in Izmir during the first half of March, when the Izmir European Jazz Festival takes place. Usually held in June, the International Izmir Festival consists of a wide range of both classical and contemporary music, ballet, theatre, and opera performances.

What Is There to Do in Izmir?

What to Visit in Izmir

If you also have time to explore the surrounding area, you can also rent a car in Izmir.

What to Eat in Izmir

Turkey’s ‘Pearl of the Aegean’ has plenty to offer. Here are just a few dishes to consider as you plan city breaks in Izmir:

What Should I Bring Home From Izmir?

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