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It is located at the beginning of a long and narrow gulf full of yachts and passenger ships. It has a warm climate, allowing residents to enjoy five months of summer and has a very modern way of living. Izmir is probably the most laid-back commercial city in Turkey. The restaurants and cafes located by the seaside is packed with people during lunch breaks and after work, and during summer months, residents prefer to have a long weekend, starting on Thursday. Out of all the cities in Turkey, Izmir is the most modern one, and it is where the Christians, Muslims and Jews live together.
Due to its close proximity to holiday resorts, such as Cesme, Kusadasi and Didim , you can visit Izmir on the way. If you will travel to Turkey with a cruise ship, it is very probable that you will land in Izmir.
Izmir has a justified fame with its surrounding natural and historical richness, with the districts such as Bergama (Pergamon), Cesme, Foca, Kemalpasa, Selcuk, Ephesus, Tire and Urla. It offers many unique alternatives for its visitors with its geographical location, natural structure, cultural inheritance, beaches, thermal waters, hot springs and rich cuisine mainly consisting of seafood and fresh vegetables.
According to a legend, Izmir, Smryna with its ancient name, was founded by the Amazons. However, another legend claims that it was founded by the Leleg people. Within centuries, Izmir hosted many civilizations like Amazons, Lydians, Persians, the Great Alexander, Romans, Arabs, Byzantine Empire, Seljuks and Ottomans. Izmir is also known as the city, which helped spread Christianity. Izmir has a multicultural identity and it units Jews, Christians and Muslims. There are several synagogues and churches available in Izmir.