Explore 8,000 years of history on Turkeys Ephesus-Mimas Route

The Ephesus-Mimas Route, which traverses the Aegean province of Izmir, provides a picturesque journey for travelers seeking to explore 8,000 years of Turkey's history...

City of Aphrodite in Turkey expects record number of visitors

Located in Aydin province's Karasu district, the ancient city of Aphrodisias, which was included on UNESCO's World Heritage List last year, has been attracting...

Whats up in Urla: The 2018 Artichoke Festival

Izmir's coastal town of Urla is holding a festival to celebrate artichokes which are an important part of the local cuisine Going into its fourth...

Ancient Aphrodisias monitored with drones

The ancient city of Aphrodisias and the Aphrodisias museum in the western province of Aydin’s Karacasu district are being monitored with drones.  The district gendarmerie...

Izmir gateway to Anatolian economy with growing investments, exports

Turkey's western province of Izmir, which was one of the world's biggest port cities in the 18th century when it was only a small...

An insiders guide to Alacati Herb Festival

Starting yesterday and continuing for four days, millions will flock to the beloved Aegean town of Alacati for the ninth annual Alacati Herb Festival....

71-year-old Turkish woman dedicates her life to saving cats

Yildiz Sisli, who lives in the Karşiyaka district of Izmir province, has been helping cats for 20 years while walking the streets of the...

Abandoned Aegean villages open to tourism

Settlements that have been abandoned over the years on Izmir’s Karaburun Peninsula have become tourist attractions for their hiking and nature activities.  The peninsula, which...

Tortured, abused, abandoned animals find refuge on Izmir farm in Turkey’s west

More than 700 animals including cows, goats, cats, dogs, and rabbits, which have been abandoned, abused or are disabled have had the chance to...

Herbs contribute to Aegean tourism

The 9th Alacati Herb Festival will be organized this year between April 5 and 9 in Izmir’s popular coastal district of Cesme’s Alacati neighborhood....

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