Izmir HolidaysTurkey
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

£316 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

November

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - November 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.

Reviews of Izmir

elaine g (@iamego)
elaine g (@iamego)San Francisco
31/05/2016

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
10/10/2013

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
04/03/2013

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 :)

Sam Litvin
Sam LitvinSan Diego
14/01/2013

Big city that is little known outside but in turkey it is well known for its music, beaches and a very liberal atmosphere.

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