Holidays to Izmir

Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city, is the site of the ancient city of Smyrna and the birthplace of Homer. Your Izmir Odyssey is likely to feel much more modern, however, as the glass fronted buildings, up-to-the-minute shopping centers, and bustling boulevards attest. Most of this 5000-year-old city’s historic buildings were …

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How to get to Izmir

Here's what you need to know about getting to Izmir. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Izmir takes 5 hours, 55 minutes.

When to go to Izmir

Typical Holiday Price

£526 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Izmir varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February is the cheapest month to go to Izmir.

Where to stay in Izmir

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Izmir, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Izmir

metoikos_ | FlickrKonak Square and Clock Tower
Konak Square and Clock Tower
Kevin Picholo | Trip by SkyscannerHouse of the Virgin Mary
House of the Virgin Mary
metoikos_ | FlickrKordon
Lvnt Bykl | Trip by SkyscannerKarşıyaka Vapur İskelesi
Karşıyaka Vapur İskelesi
Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerAgora
Serkan Peksağlam | Trip by SkyscannerBostanlı Sahil
Bostanlı Sahil
ClaudioSe | Trip by SkyscannerKemeralti Bazaar
Kemeralti Bazaar
TS Drown | FlickrKadifekale

Reviews of Izmir

Dee Dunya
Dee Dunya

Beautiful city historical amazing people Ephesus near by good food great hospitality kemeralti and other shopping centre experience fabulous

elaine g (@iamego)
elaine g (@iamego)San Francisco

One of my favorite cities in Turkey... the 3rd largest city, I was surprised I hadn't heard of it. It has some great waterfront areas to hang out. The "downtown"/ financial part has tons of coffee places where you can sit and enjoy a coffee and enjoy watching the ocean

Eric Brink
Eric BrinkPleasant Hill

Gayle and I actually didn't see much of Izmir (formally the Greek City of Smyrna), other than the City as we came in and left via our cruise ship or on the bus to and from Ephesus. Our nexus was the port and with probably a lot of lost opportunity to explore this interesting multi-cultural area more thoroughly.

Herdianti Wisesaputri
Herdianti WisesaputriJakarta

This city has three faces. Business side, a bit slumy side and the beautiful beautiful seafront side. Anyways its worth a visit just for the beautiful seafront side :)

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