If you live in İzmir or if you go to İzmir for any reason, if you’d like to visit the beautiful sights of İzmir in a short time, you are in the right place. With its beautiful districts and villages surrounding, the routes of İzmir will give you a visual feast. For information on their distances from the centre and the accommodation options, read on!
Çeşme, which is about 86 kilometres from İzmir, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the vicinity. Are you ready for a weekend holiday seeing historical buildings, beautiful beaches and bay? Çeşme awaits. Are you passionate about history and archaeology? Çeşme offers you a host of historical spots worth seeing as well as sea, sand, and sun.
Erythrai Ancient City, located within the borders of Çeşme, is one of the oldest settlements of the Ancient Aegean. Erythrai’s story dates back to 3000 BC and it has an ambiance that you will definitely want to see and always remember. If you’ve come this far, don’t forget to stop by Ildır Village.
Çeşme Castle, on the other hand, is situated in a spot where you can both feel the history and smell the briny sea. In addition, the Çeşme Festival and the International Çeşme Music Competition are held in the castle every year. If you’re lucky, your weekend may coincide with the festival.
If you have a holiday plan for a few days in Çeşme, you can also hop on one of the boat tours which visits the beautiful coves and travels around the gulf. If you want to stay in the town where you will reach in 1 hour from İzmir, you can take a look at what Çeşme hotels
If you want to see Alaçatı while you are in Çeşme, you can reach it by traveling only 10 kilometres from Çeşme centre. This town, which is also famous for its windsurfing, has all the natural blessings of the Aegean. You can walk in the geranium-ornamented streets of Alaçatı and stop off at one of the Alaçatı hotels for lunch. This region is famous for its windmills; one of them is located in Alaçatı. You can have a pleasant afternoon resting in its shade, cooling off in the heat of summer. Postcard-worthy shores such as Ilıca Beach and Altınkum Beach are also worth seeing. If you wish to watch the sky among the bougainvillea and have a peaceful and decent stay, Alaçatı hotels await you via Odamax.
Akyaka’s beauty has always been engraved in your memory. Don’t you want to see the town up close after having seen it in so many movies and television series? Akyaka is quite close to İzmir and you, your friends and family can make a return trip on only a tank of petrol. It is only 237 kilometres away from İzmir. If you opt to go with your car, you will want to stop by the town markets and bring the local delicacies back home to share.
Akyaka offers the pleasure of looking dreamily upon the forests surrounding you while swimming alongside its beautiful beaches. Set against backdrops in every shade of green, Çınar Beach and Akyaka Public Beach are the beaches you will fall in love with. Azmak River is the most well-known tourist destination of the region. The river, whose water temperature is the same in all seasons, attracts great attention. You can also take a boat tour up or down the Azmak River or choose to walk alongside it if you wish. If you want to enjoy this place with a comfortable accommodation experience, you can choose Akyaka hotels.
If you want to set off from İzmir and turn your route a little further north, Ayvalık in all its splendour is but 90 minutes away. Ayvalık will dazzle your eyes at first with its sparkle. Its streets, which should be considered an itinerary on their own, will offer many visual distractions such as the colour of the sea, the fish restaurants on the shore, the Devil’s Feast lookout platform from where you can survey the region, and Cennet Hill, where you can see the whole of Ayvalık from end to end. Sarımsaklı Beach, which is the most famous beach, is exactly the equivalent of the Turkish idiom “from hot sands to cool waters”. If you want to stay overnight, Ayvalık hotels suitable for you are at Odamax!
You can reach Karaburun, the hidden paradise of İzmir residents, in only 90 minutes from İzmir centre. With its hidden bays and deep blue sea, it is the ideal address for holiday plans with your family and friends. Its beautiful beaches and smooth sea make it the first choice for groups bringing along children. If you want a few quiet days away from the crowd, you will love Mordoğan. Offering different beauties in summer and winter months, Mordoğan’s attractions include its bays that offer sunset viewing pleasure. When you look seawards from the beach, the island you will see in front of you is the Karaburun Büyük Adası, which is connected to Karaburun. You can reach this island by a short boat excursion from Karaburun Pier and take a look at Karaburun from the opposite shore. Souvenirs from the island are always available upon your return in Karaburun hotels.
Birgi is a charming region of İzmir’s Ödemiş district, home to many civilisations and historical buildings. Birgi was under the rule of Phrygia, Lydia, Persia, Rome and the Ottoman Empire. What makes the open-air museum of Birgi, so precious, is that it has a unique nature apart from its history. This town, included in the World Heritage Tentative List by UNESCO in 2012, is only 122 kilometres from İzmir. If you have been to Birgi, you will not want to go home without first seeing the structures that witnessed history such as Çakırağa Mansion built in the 18th century, Aydınoğlu Hammam built in the 14th century, Ümmü Sultan Tomb and Sandıkoğlu Mansion. Ödemiş hotels, as a part of this history and nature, will also welcome you.