Being a Student in Izmir
Located on the shores of the Aegean Sea, west of the Anatolian Peninsula, İzmir is the third-largest city in Turkey. It is one of the livable cities thanks to its large share in industrial production and employment, and also the quality of life it offers. With a population of over 4 million and a young spirit, İzmir is one of the most productive and lively cities of the Aegean region and Turkey.
Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, Izmir is mostly sunny during the year. Summers are hot and winters are mild. Izmir has dozens of blue flagged beaches along its 629 km of coastline. This makes the city a very popular vacation destination where you can find every shade of blue and do all kinds of water sports.
Besides its natural beauties, İzmir is one of the places worth exploring for history and archeology enthusiasts. Since it was home to different civilizations from the Persians to the ancient Greeks, from the Romans to the Ottomans for 8,500 years, İzmir offers many historical sites that would take days to see.
İzmir is a very important figure of religious tourism with its mosques, mosques, churches, and synagogues, and fair and congress tourism with İzmir International Fair, the largest trade fair of the country. Having the 3rd largest cruise port also makes İzmir one of the most extroverted cities in Turkey. İzmir is also a figure in health tourism, thanks to its modern facilities that are developing day by day, and attracting visitors from Turkey and abroad every year.