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.
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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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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