Leave from port for a tour of Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city, with a population of nearly 4 million.
An orientation tour along the streets of Izmir will show you that the city is today, and has been
throughout centuries, a major port and commercial center, especially for the export of agricultural
products, including the rich flavored tobacco, grapes and figs. During the orientation tour your guide
will point out the Konak Clock Tower, Konak Mosque, Ataturk Monument, Passport Pier and Alsancak
Your first stop will be at the ancient Agora. At the excavations carried out in the quarter of Namazgah
in Izmir, a wonderful agora from the Roman age has been discovered. The agora known as the public
market in the antique periods had been destroyed completely in the earthquake in 178 AD and was
reconstructed by orders of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The underground galleries, basilica,
aqueducts are still stand splendidly and the water penetrating through stonewalls flows since the
Next, visit the Archaeology Museum of Izmir which is one of the most important museums of the
Aegean region displaying many finds from Ionian, Aiol, Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras.
At the end of your visit, return the pier in order to rejoin the ship.