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  • Greetings from Swissôtel Buyuk Efes, Izmir

    Please enjoy these attractions near Swissôtel Izmir. These sights are within a brisk walk of your hotel. They will add joy and discovery to your journey.

    • Feb 2017
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  • Swissôtel Büyük Efes, Izmir



    Start your Vitality Walk at the front door of your home in Izmir. You're perfectly located just a few minutes from many of Izmir's most historic landmarks.

  • Konak Pier



    Used as a customs house from 1867 to 1950 and a fish warehouse in the 1960s, Konak Pier is now a unique shopping mall by the sea with many restaurants. 11 min.

  • Kizlaragasi Hani


    Historic Site

    Built in 1598, the Kizlaragasi Inn was one of the most important Ottoman commercial buildings. Shop here for Turkish products from carpets to coffee. 16 min.

  • Historic Clock Tower



    This gift from German Emperor Wilhelm II was built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sultan Abdülhamid II’s accession to the throne. 17 min.

  • Ethnography Museum


    Arts & Entertainment

    This early 19th century building served as a hospital, a care house for poor Christian families, a Sanitation Institution, and an ethnographic museum. 27 min.

  • Asansör Teras Cafe & Bar



    Built in 1970 by a Jewish businessman, the Elevator in the Jewish Quarter (Asansör) showcases a restaurant with the finest views of Izmir. 41 min.

  • Kültürpark Fuar Alani



    Kültürpark is the culture and art center of İzmir. Hundreds of tree species from all around the world complement huge indoor and outdoor theatres. 7 min.

  • Arkas Art Centre


    Arts & Entertainment

    The French Consulate Building, since 1875 one of the most beautiful works of its period, reopened as the “Arkas Art Center” in 2011. 8 min.

  • Gündogdu Meydani



    This statue in the center of Gündoğdu Square memorializes Atatürk’s cavalry during the Independence War. 13 min.

  • Historic Gas Factory



    Built 150 years ago by the French, in 2007 the Gas Factory was converted into a culture & art centre featuring live performances and open-air cinema. 30 min.

  • Pürovel Spa & Sport

    Our 5,500m2 Pürovel Spa & Sport offers 14 treatment rooms, a suite for couples’ therapies, a hydrotherapy room, a relaxation lounge, solarium, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi, traditional Turkish Hammam, sauna, steam bath and an array of therapeutic and beauty treatments, pilates studios, and tennis courts.

  • Make Your Own Vitality Guide

    Your hosts at Swissôtel have compiled this collection of local attractions. We'd love to get your feedback. Did you visit these places? Any recommendations? Do you prefer others? Please consider creating your own guide. We'd be delighted to share it in the Swissôtel Vitality Guide Collections. VitalityGuides@gmail.com

  • Tips for directions

    For directions, click on the folded map icon in the lower left of each destination. Type or copy "Swissotel Izmir" for the starting point, then click the "walking man" icon for options. Please ask hotel concierge for recommendations. Minutes listed in posts are approximate walking time direct from Swissôtel.

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