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Izmir Local History

Statuetes found in the Temple of Athena Pallas was found during excavations in the Acropolis which was located on the top of a hill int the center of the city.

A statue of a woman who belonged to the Archaic Age is one of the most important findings to date. The statue has been displayed in the Izmir Museum of Archaeology. Cesme which is approximately 94 kilometers west of Izmir has healing mineral springs, excellent beaches and crystal clear waters.

Cesme was called the "Little Harbor" by sailors but the name soon changed to Cesme because of the ice-cold waters in its fountains.

Izmir Attractions

Izmir Shopping

If interested one can enjoy a seven day shopping tour which promises to be loads of fun. The fees is as follows US$540,00 per person in double occupancy for groups and individuals. Departures year-round. 6 nights 7 days 4 star hotels. If you'd rather prefer to spend a few hours shopping enjoy yourself by walking through the various shops looking for novelties or clothes. Visit the Akmerkez which is a luxurious shopping mall where you will anything and everything any shopper could ever ask for.

There are various shops which specialize in rural antiques where you will find traditional Turkish craft pieces to fine European furniture. I you a Jewellery lover visit the Jewellery factory and enjoy a leather fashion show. Visit the Acropolis of Pergamon where you can watch young girls create famous hand-woven rugs and kilims. If its beautiful enough why not buy one. You can visit the Kemeralti open air market where one will find the ancient Kizlargasi Hani and its thousands of colours.

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