Alsancak
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mle1027
San Luis Obispo1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Alsancak is a great little part of Izmir. There is a cute little strip of tavula (backgammon), tea, döner, Efes beer and christmas lights. If you go down towards the water it gets much more expensive, so I would suggest getting a little picnic or something and sitting down on the little brick wall near the water or just sitting around with some of the locals, drink tea and play backgammon.

The entire coast of Turkey is great- but they are all very similar. Alsancak is known for being a little more of a rich area of Izmir however, and has a little more of "the scene" going on. During the day time though, I would suggest just walking around or jumping on the ferry and just going for a spin around the bay area. Talk to local people, they will be curious to know you, especially if you are American or white (or have colored eyes and blonde or red hair). I would say that has been my favorite part of Turkey - the people.
Written July 30, 2007
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
Catch a ferry from Alsancak via Pasaport and then to Bostanli and back to Alsancak. If you catch the outward ferry about 30 mins before sunset, it is a grat cruise. Then catch the ferry back to Alsancak after sunset and see the city lit up. You can get a ticket from the ferry office for 5TL each that will get you the whole way. A cheap and enjoyable sunset cruise.
Written April 28, 2012
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Bassam76
Dubai, United Arab Emirates18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Business
You will find many bars and clubs in the streets .. you can enjoy the Moselle with lemon and kebap. if you want to enter club you must be couple :(
Written July 9, 2013
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COYDRCOY
Izmir, Türkiye104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
A century ago, İzmir was declared as" the eastern city of europe and western city of asia" Alsancak was once the living area of europeans during 17th-18th-19th centuries and commerce port for Anatolia.The cruise port is within the district,just take a street from Kordon seaside,hundreds of beer-wine houses and restaurants and special music bars for live jazz-rock-blues,At Sardunya or Sardunya's or Hayalbaz you can find pure jazz and even Experimental Thursday evenings.Live music starts as early as sunset till midnight.Pastas for a few euros,main meat dish under 10,beer and wine are cheap-even from the international selection menu,Have a nice night......
Written April 6, 2012
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Amber G
Connecticut9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
I have found the town very dirty, and very crowded it was very hard to walk in Kibris Sehitleri street, you can find many restaurants and shops around but it was not a really good experience for me.
Written February 22, 2015
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indianbungee
Izmir, Türkiye181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
It is heart of the city. Located at the sea side and has grass coastline where all people (specially young people) are. If you are in this city this mandatory for you to have some drinks and sit on the grass and enjoy time..
Written September 1, 2015
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Levent_Arslan
Izmir, Türkiye113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
Alsancak is a large district with different areas for different purposes. For a nice walk by the sea and to enjoy high class fish restaurants, visit "Kordon Boyu". For affordable food options, ordinary shops and pubs/bars/cafes visit the "Kibris Sehitleri Caddesi" and small streets crossing this. For middle class food and drink and more luxurious shops, explore the "Gul Sokak" part (area between Plevne Bulvari and 1382 Sokak).
Written June 12, 2015
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Gem413
Maidenhead, UK179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
We visited Alcancak to do some family history research. The people we met were very friendly and wanted to help. it is a good area to get a doner kebab!! We took the city Bus Tour from the port. This tour takes about an hour and you pass though all the places that you might like to go back and visit. Unfortunately our headphones did not work, so we missed out on the guide's information as we passsed places of interest. However, we still felt it was worth taking the tour as we had limited time in Izmir.
Written October 7, 2012
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shortyandsparky
Calgary, Canada122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Family
This is a very nice area that includes where the cruise ships come in. It also has lots of high end shopping and an endless supply of restaurants and things to see.
There is also a very nice park where you can cycle, run on a track, relax and people watch, whatever you prefer in a park setting.
Written June 15, 2012
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zmb16
North East England, UK251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Alsancak is lovely sitting chilling out in a cafe bar watching the world go by
Written February 26, 2012
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