Izmir is the third largest city of Turkey.
The city is a major port and a very important commercial center, with the International Trade Fair, held every fall. The rich history and the strategic location of the city, in correlation with many other historical sites on the Aegean, makes your visit all the more interesting.
The city of Ephesus is one of the most interesting and extensive ancient sites in the world, and the very center of attraction in the Aegean region. The site and the ruins are highly admired by almost all visitors, on a day excursion from the cruise liners, or spending their vacation in the region.
House of Virgin Mary
We know that St. John spent the last years of his life in Ephesus and wrote his Gospel here. Jesus left his mother with John, therefore, it is believed that Mother Mary came to Ephesus and lived here until the end of her life. Today, the small chapel here is a place of pilgrimage for the Christians from all over the world, and deeply respected by the Moslem people.
Pamukkale ( Hierapolis)
The site is located a half hour drive from Denizli and 250 km far from Izmir. The outstanding natural site attracts people from all over the world, and the formations look almost unreal. The rich calcium content of the mineral water from the nearby thermal springs is the major cause behind the amazing land formations. You can walk on the travertine terraces, but only bare foot, and put your feet in the lukewarm mineral water.
Best Western Hotel Konak
The Best Western Hotel Konak is a distinguished hotel overlooking a magnificent view of Izmir Bay. We are happy to invite you to a city that has been the seat of ancient Aegean civilizations.Check Hotel Rates & Availability >