Although the traffic congestion of Izmir is lower than other big cities, due to increase in populatation within last years, during rush hours traffic congestion may be seen in the city center. An updated GPS will absolutely give you extra time.
New highways and tunnels decrease the traffic congestion. It may take 1,5-2 hours to reach Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport from city center. Therefore we recommend you to use highway 0-30 or E87.
If you’d like to reach Konak from Bornova side, we recommend you to use new Konak tunnel. Going to Karşıyaka you may use E89-0-30 highways. Although ferry transfer is not so common, it shortens the way between Üçkuyular and Bostanlı to 30 minutes.
Roads in Izmir are monitored 7/24 for lane usage and speed limits. Congestion is quite high especially in Yeşildere Str. And Ankara Str. Parking areas are also monitored for faulty parking.
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In case you rented a vehicle for touristic purposes, we recommend you to visit places worth seeing. There are many places that you can have your breakfast with a breath taking see view or museums, concert areas etc. that you can enjoy.
Izmir Museum Ships Command
After you have your breakfast, you may visit this beautiful marine museum. This museum is open everyday (except Monday) between 09:00 and 17:00.
You may see various personal belongings of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in that museum that is location on Kordon, Alsancak/Konak
You may visit this museum every day between 09:00-17:00
Izmir International Fair
Fair takes place in the exact center of this city. With its plantations, parks and gardens, it is one of the breathing point of Izmir Until 2015 this place continued to be the host of every fair in Izmir. In 2015 entire fair organizations started to take place in Fair Izmir, outside of the city.
Yakın bir otelde kalıyorsanız, akşam yürüyüşünüzü serin ve yeşil bir ortamda yapabilir, köpeğinizi gezdirebilir ve çayınızı içebilirsiniz.
You may also find a car park in that place
Çeşme is approximately one hour away from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. You may reach there via E881 highway. This wide-known touristic place is heaven for travellers and your summer trips. In case you do not care about crowd, we highly recommend a nice supper in Alaçatı
If you are into surf, probably you know about Alaçatı already!
Selçuk province is one hour away from Izmir. Ancient City of Ephesus is the most important historical place you have to visit in Izmir. We also recommend you to schedule a trip to Şirince, House of Mother Mary and İsa Bey Mosque. After this trip, you may go South for one more hour and enjoy sun and sand in Kuşadası.
Eski Foça and Yeni Foça
These two small towns are one of the most visited holiday places that locats at the North of İzmir.
You may reach this town by driving 70 kms via 0-30 highway.
Izmir is always in top 5 in the economy of Turkey. Its port, agriculure, factories and service sector it is the pioneer of Aegean Area. With its 6 universities, it is also a city of students
Increasing necessity of a bigger and wider fair area made the relocation of Izmir Fair to the outside of the city. This area, erected in 2015, is the biggest and the busiest fair area of this region.
Distance between airport and Fuar İzmir is quite short. It will take maximum 15 minutes to reach there.
Port of Izmir and Bayraklı
Due to its location, Izmir Alsancak Port is the most important harbour both for trade and travellers. Bayraklı district, that is very close to the harbour, is the area of skyscrapers and a growing business center. Harbour is approximately 35 minutes away from the airport.
This district is know as the industrial district of Izmir. It is located at the east of Izmir. Although the industry of this area is quite advanced, agricultural activities are also very common.