Alsancak, Izmir

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Situated within the historical center of the city, Alsancak lures tourists with its restaurants, cafes, and shops. Known as "Punta" during the Ottoman times, this verdant neighborhood once housed mostly members of the upper-middle class. Today the lively quarter serves as the center of Izmir's tourist activity, featuring a network of streets filled with Ottoman-era houses converted into cozy bars. Visit the neighborhood's main square, a large open area dominated by a clock tower built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sultan Abdul Hamid II's ascension to the throne. To experience the city's romantic atmosphere, stroll along the quarter's waterfront areas. Make Alsancak a centerpiece of your Izmir vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Izmir trip generator.
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  • It is a part of Izmir that everyone should visit. I was here last January and during the day it snowed, a very rare phenomenon in the city. The people were happy, enjoying even the cold weather.  more »
  • Its a must for visit if you are in Izmir. We had a great view from the Moevenpick hotel. I like Izmir a lot  more »
  • Really good place , for having fun, spending time and for sightseeng. And wonderfull place for sunset. You can easly find whatever which you try to find. Bars, and a lot of restaurant is lacated near ...  more »
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  • Near by walking track
  • My country is the most efficient source of income when investing in single port + rival itself. Is there a port in izmir dantel nerdy people they say knowing the port city for hundreds of years. Marseilles hamburg rotherdam lisbon haifa Piraeus damietta which they have business vs. the Beirut Harbor City of this country to be useful in the job!!!!
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The seaside town of İzmir caters to a range of budgets in terms of accommodations. You'll find most options concentrated within a few blocks, conveniently close to the waterfront, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. These include moderately priced three- and four-star hotels and a number of budget-friendly hostels, as well as some guesthouses a little bit north and south of the downtown core. More expensive, upscale hotels sit a little bit east of the city core, right on the idyllic coast.
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