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Agora Open Air Museum

Iki Cesmelik Mah. 816 Sok. No:16 | Konak Merkez, Konak, Izmir, Turkey
+90 232 483 4696
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Iki Cesmelik Mah. 816 Sok. No:16 | Konak Merkez, Konak, Izmir, Turkey
+90 232 483 4696
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

10TL entry fee. Although the ruins are not particularly spectacular, it does convey an antiquarian sense well enough. Also being Homer's residence is a plus.

Thank Jingyuan D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you're in Izmir and you love ancient history, these are worth a 20 minute look. However, you really want to head to Pergamum and Ephesus for a much better picture of ancient life.

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This is probably the most important historical landmark in Izmir and especially a good idea if you do not wish to make the 1 day trek out to Ephesus and back Get in tick the box and head over to the nearby Kemerilto market

Thank Sidji
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This town which is serving as a museum now was founded by Alexander the Great after having seen a dream while he was resting next to mount Pagos where the remnants of town are now. He ordered to build a town there and now we...More

1  Thank Mert U
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Located in Konak ...Follow signs through the Bazaar....The first impression is not much to see although there is a a lot of reconstruction work being undertaken . The main attraction are the extensive arched underground galleries of the water system which are well signed with...More

Thank Kati8
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Agora antique ruins are located in Konak, near Kemeralti shopping area, just at the busiest neighborhood of Izmir. One wouldn't normally expect to see the agora of an ancient city next to a huge, ugly car park, but it possible in Izmir! Alexandre the Great's...More

Thank kizilkedi
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Agora is located in the center of the city. This historical place used for meeting in the past. It has storey under grand and it has a Cistern.

Thank Nasrin N
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It is beautifull historical place. For me it was most fascinating how the water flows in the basement for more than two thousand years all the time. Some parts are really in good condition. I Will come beck.

Thank Ales P
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

There is really not much to see, just a bunch of column pieces lying on the ground. The information displayed there tells you a bit about the city's past, which is nice. It is written in several languages, including English and French.

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 7 January 2017

the agora is well worth a visit, although it is currently in the middle of a large restoration project. the basement section of the agora is viewable and makes for some great photography. as usual, there is good signage in english and turkish so you...More

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Elizabeth M
24 May 2015|
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Response from Bilal U | Reviewed this property |
Hello, This is so easy, when do you come to Izmir port by Cruise ship, than take a taxi and give agora (historical place) adress. Approximately from port to Agora 15 minutes. You'll pay apprx. 3 or 5 $ for taxi.
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Dimitris C
20 March 2015|
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Response from Bilal U | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are right. Because one for Agor is big shopping mall in other side in the Izmir city (in Balçova). Real historical place of Agora is in city center. In this respect many people live the same problem. Best Regards,
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