TURKISH DESTINATIONS: IZMIR

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IZMIR 
An  INTRODUCTION to one of the  best kept MICE secrets in TURKEY 

Izmir, the coastal gem on the Aegean is a beautiful, modern city with old world charm. With stunning views, ancient bazaars and quaint cafes and restaurants, Izmir is the perfect little big city.
Excellent hotels and general infrastructure, good flight connections - just one hour from Istanbul and a number of direct international flights - make Izmir a great MICE destination and a good alternative to bustling Istanbul.



MUST-DO's IN IZMIR

Don't leave IZMIR without:    
                                       
1. taking a stroll along the Konak the romantic promenade
along the beautiful coast, in the center of the city. Have a look at  the Clocktower Square, an Izmir landmark and the Asansor the elevator/lift that takes you to a spectacular vista overlooking the city.
2. visiting Kemeralti Covered Bazaar.
3. visiting  the impressive UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site 
of Ephesus.

4. discovering the pretty Greek village of Sirince perched high  in the hills surrounded by fig and peach orchards and vineyards.

5. tasting the wines of the region at one of the excellent wineries






IZMIR  -  OUR FAVORITE HOTEL
SWISSOTEL BUYUK EFES


Our favorite hotel in Izmir for incentives, meetings, conventions, is  the Swissotel Büyük Efes.  The hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens and features 402 tastefully furnished rooms and suites. Add in excellent meeting facilities, top quality service and  you have the perfect location  for your next event.



SWISSOTEL BUYUK EFES – THE HOTEL FEATURES
STATE OF THE ART MEETING FACILITIES


With 19 meeting and conference rooms, including a multi-purpose exhibition hall and a grand ballroom - the hotel is an ideal location  for MICE purposes.



IZMIR - OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS


Izmir  is home to a myriad of restaurants. Our Top Pick for first-timers are the restaurants of the Konak Pier.
The Konak Pier was originally a warehouse reported to have been designed by Gustave Eiffel's architect office. It was thoroughly restored and opened as an upmarket shopping center in 2004, featuring a variety of seaside restaurants serving wonderful Aegean and international cuisine as well as meat and fish specialties with spectacular views over the city and the turquoise waters.




DMT Events in the  IZMIR region





The CELSUS LIBRARY  (UNESCO World Heritage) in the gigantic archaeological site of  Ephesus offers the most magnificent backdrop for exclusive concerts and dinners.  The privilege to listen to selected classic music and dine in this exclusive setting is reserved to a privileged few.

ULTRA MODERN MEETS TRADITIONAL .

Within relatively close distance of Izmir, there are a number of spectacular ultra modern wineries hidden away in quaint villages in the country side.
Grape harvesting, wine tastings, lunches and dinners can be organized in these amazing surroundings. 


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