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“Fun place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Konak Square

Konak Square
Izmir, Turkey
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Ranked #12 of 65 Attractions in Izmir
Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Tucson
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“Fun place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Our Aegean Odyssey ship docked in Izmir for a couple of days (best trip we ever took "Voyages to Antiquity") and we spent the evening after a land-tour, just enjoying the local flavor. How different Izmir is from Istanbul! It is far more secular and people really use their streets for marketing their wares, dining, playing, street art, and just walking around, exercising their dogs and children.

During our evening stroll, we watched street performers doing an impressive juggling act (with music and costumes), saw men preparing their mussels and lemons for sale on the streets, noticed that the cafes expanded their seating to the middle of the sidewalks, enjoyed shopping in the small stores and made several very well-priced purchases, and did some people watching ourselves. The enterprising vendors who had jewelry and other home-crafted items spread on blankets were doing a good business. It felt like Venice, California in many respects. Lots of vitality and energy and very Westernized, in my opinion.

The location is close to (bordering) the port where the ships come in, making it an easy outing for the cruise tourist. Very safe and certainly a highlight of this stop in port.

Visited September 2013
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“eat, drink, shop and sight-seeing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

a big square in the centre of Izmir with a lot of things to see and shops. On Sundays there's a pazar (an open market), but be careful of the pickpockets. Go to Bella Pizza restaurant for great pide and iskander if you get hungry.

Visited September 2013
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Don´t say you have been in Izmir If you have not visited Konak. Fantastic place to visit specially at nights. Lots of restaurants and bars.

Visited June 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Good place to hang around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Its a good place o hang around in a good weather or summer evenings. Its closer to saat kulesi (clock tower). A close by small food street offers good variety of food. Boat trips are also available at a very close pier.

Visited June 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Best of Izmir”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This square is probably the nicest site in the city, close to the sea, the sunsets are a wonderful view from there, the clock tower is cute and well preserved

Visited June 2013
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