The port city of Izmir, Turkey was once called Smyrna. It has seen Roman, Ottoman, Mongol, Seljuk and Arab rule during its history. This now extremely modernized city has a huge amount of culture and history on display for visitors to take in and enjoy.
Some of the most popular more modern sites to visit in the city are Konak square in the centre of the city, the Alsancak area which features lots of unique places to get tea or a beer, and the beaches just outside of the city which are accessible by public transportation.
Izmir is accessible by domestic trains arriving at either Basmane or Alsancak stations, which have frequent service to the international trains leaving from Istanbul .
İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport (airport code ADB) serves İzmir, Turkey and is a short 18 kilometres outside of the city centre. It acts as a main hub for İZair, Sun Express and Onur Air. Out of the 45 airlines with regularly scheduled routes from İzmir, Onur Air and Sun Express fly to the most destinations.
Turkish Airlines, Air Fiji and Sun Express fly the most frequently out of İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport with approximately 600, 260 and 150 flights a year, respectively.