Izmir, located on the Aegean coast, is the third largest city in Turkey.  There have been advanced human settlements in the area for more than 3500 years.  For a more detailed overview, check out the Wikipedia entry.  To locate Izmir, take a look at this google map.   For a city guide follow this link .  


Click here to visit the Official Turkish Tourism Office.


Undoubtedly a highlight of Izmir shopping is the Kemeralti Market, with better quality and lower prices than the Grand Bazar in Istanbul.  Or so they claim!  You will find a listing of different shopping venues in the city walking guide.

Health Care

Dr. Cem Akdeniz (Family Practitioner)
Address: Ali Çetinkaya Blv. No 56 Satih Apt 4/10 ( entrance at the side ) , Alsancak, Izmir
Phone: +90 ( 0 ) 232 463 52 42
Email: dr.cemakdeniz@gmail.com

Dr Özlem Ertürk (Dentist)
Address: Cumhuriyet Bulvari No 182/1, Alsancak-Izmir
Phone-Office: +90 ( 0 ) 232 421 34 54
Email: ozlem.erturk@erturkdental.com

Dining and Entertainment

Host Nation Language Training

If you don't speak Turkish, don't worry, the MFS(E) will provide you with a phrase book in your welcome bag to get you started with some useful words and phrases.  You can also sign up for a free Rosetta Stone online learning license.   Please contact the Virtual Programs Coordinator for more information. 

Please refer to the Izmir Handbook for more information.