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Agora Open Air Museum

Iki Cesmelik Mah. 816 Sok. No:16 | Konak Merkez, Konak, Izmir, Turkey
+90 232 483 46 96
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Iki Cesmelik Mah. 816 Sok. No:16 | Konak Merkez, Konak, Izmir, Turkey
+90 232 483 46 96
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This's where it all begin for civizilation in Izmir. Quite a historical area. However, once you enter, it's not as exciting as many other historical sites of Turkey. Unless you have some special interest in archeology, it may be skipped. But if you like this...More

Thank EnginKaban
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the fact that it is one of the 7 churches and it is only 10TL entrance fee, I would say it is worth seeing. However, do not expect it to be like Ephesus (Efes). I am assuming that a lot of it is still...More

1  Thank Christina Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small excavation site. The Book of Revelation talks about the church in Smyrna, which would be Izmir, so it would make sense to come here if you're interested in Biblical Archeology, but there's not a lot to see. Ephesus is worth the...More

Thank Joshua R
Reviewed August 10, 2017

This place is a paradise for history lovers! You can actually feel in the old times with all those ruins and so much history surrounding you. Every remarkable construction has the explanation in English so it makes it easy for solotravelers who don't wanna pay...More

Thank Kambitas
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Maybe the most important sighseeing of Izmir and it is totally degraded. There is not an easy way to find it although it is in the city center. The place is as dirty as it can be with lots of dogs inside the monument eating...More

Thank Afrokrema
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Interesting place if you got 20 minutes to spend here. Really far away from Ephesus and Pergamos two opposite site places. Just if you got time when around here in the Izmir, you can just dedicate some time to this place.

Thank Gianpaolo B
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

10TL entry fee. Although the ruins are not particularly spectacular, it does convey an antiquarian sense well enough. Also being Homer's residence is a plus.

Thank Jingyuan D
Reviewed May 24, 2017

If you're in Izmir and you love ancient history, these are worth a 20 minute look. However, you really want to head to Pergamum and Ephesus for a much better picture of ancient life.

1  Thank Greg F
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

This is probably the most important historical landmark in Izmir and especially a good idea if you do not wish to make the 1 day trek out to Ephesus and back Get in tick the box and head over to the nearby Kemerilto market

Thank Sidji
Reviewed April 29, 2017

This town which is serving as a museum now was founded by Alexander the Great after having seen a dream while he was resting next to mount Pagos where the remnants of town are now. He ordered to build a town there and now we...More

1  Thank Mert U
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Elizabeth M
May 23, 2015|
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Response from Bilal U | Reviewed this property |
Hello, This is so easy, when do you come to Izmir port by Cruise ship, than take a taxi and give agora (historical place) adress. Approximately from port to Agora 15 minutes. You'll pay apprx. 3 or 5 $ for taxi.
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Dimitris C
March 20, 2015|
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Response from Bilal U | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are right. Because one for Agor is big shopping mall in other side in the Izmir city (in Balçova). Real historical place of Agora is in city center. In this respect many people live the same problem. Best Regards,
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