Tire, Museum of Traditions

Visitors to Tire, a populous district of the western port city İzmir, can now enter a traditional museum of blanket makers, blacksmiths, ...

Izmir residents love biking, Facebook group encourages cycling to work

A social media group "Izmir'de İse Bisikletle Gidenler" (Izmir People Going to Work by Bike) encourages local residents to cycle to work. The number...

Another Success for Kusadasi Amateur Dramatic Society

After their successful production of Little Red Riding Hood, Kusadasi Amateur Dramatic Society (KADS) are back treading the boards again for their summer production,...

Endangered green turtles play role as gardeners of seas

Extinction does not threaten sea creatures thanks to the way green sea turtles prune sea meadows, a source of oxygen in the seas, Sea...

Izmir Bird Sanctuary sees record flamingo chicks this year

The flamingo breeding season has reached its peak level at the Izmir Bird Sanctuary, one of the two main flamingo habitats in Turkey. This...

Turkey’s Aegean towns a treasure of thermal spas in winter

Turkey's Aegean region is hotly preferred for its warm sunshine and turquoise water in summer, yet the region is still a tourist attraction in...

Bodrum’s design village takes you a world away

Picture yourself in a castle-like stone complex on a hill overlooking the sea under a marshmallow sky. That is the Bodrum Design Village, a...

Over 16,000 people moved from Istanbul to western Turkey’s Izmir last year

A total of 16,129 people left the bustling metropolis of Istanbul to settle in the western Aegean Sea city of Izmir last year, according...

2,700-year-old ancient fountain in Old İzmir still active

Forget about the unnerving archaeological news depicting the ignored ancient sites that are used for different purposes like vegetable gardens or even as landfills....

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....

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