Slide 1: Izmir Slide 2: Selcuk Bergama Karsiyaka Slide 3: School Konak sq. Slide 5: Kemal Ataturk statue Slide 6: Izmir is the second-largest port and third largest city in Turkey The total population of the metropolitan municipality is 3.795.978 by the end of 2008 Slide 7: Izmir is located on the Aegean Sea near the Gulf of Izmir and is the capital of the Izmir Province. Slide 8: As a major city, it is easily accessible by plane, train or automobile and abundant in facilities for travellers. Slide 9: Izmir makes an excellent base for exploring the famous ancient cities of Ephesus, Pergamum, Miletus, Priene and Sardis, … Slide 10: … all of which are within easy driving distance. Slide 11: Rich in history and archaeological remains, Izmir is also widely regarded as the most westernized city of Turkey in terms of values and lifestyle. Slide 12: Nicknamed "the pearl of Aegean," Izmir is home to wide palm-lined boulevards, smart shops, hotels and restaurants, a busy port and exotic old quarter. Slide 13: The climate is pleasant even in the summer, thanks to a refreshing sea breeze. Slide 14: The 5,000 year-old city of Izmir (ancient SMYRNA) is one of the oldest cities of the Mediterranean basin. Slide 15: The original city (with the ancient name Smyrna) was established in the third millennium BC (at present day Bayrakli), at which time it shared with Troy the most advanced culture in Anatolia. Slide 16: Greek settlement is attested by the presence of pottery dating from about 1000 bC. Slide 17: In the first millennium BC Izmir ranked as one of the most important cities of the Ionian Federation. Slide 18: Also, it is believed that the epic poet Homer resided here.
Smyrna was little more than a village throughout the Lydian and subsequent sixth century BC Persian rule. (photo Boulevard Ataturk) Slide 19: In the fourth century BC a new city was built on the slopes of Mt. Pagos (Kadifekale) during the reign of Alexander the Great. Slide 20: Smyrna's Roman period, beginning in the first century BC, was its second great era. Slide 21: In the first century AD, Smyrna became one of the earliest centres of Christianity and it was one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Slide 22: Revelation and the Martyrdom of Polycarp indicate the existence of a Jewish community in Smyrna in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. (photo PASAPORT QUAI) Slide 23: The letter to the church at Smyrna in Revelation indicates that the Christians were spiritually "rich" and apparently in conflict with the Jews.(Pasaport quai) Slide 24: The origins of the Christian community there, which was established in the 1st century, are unknown. Slide 25: Ignatius of Antioch stopped at Smyrna on his way to martyrdom in Rome in 107 AD Slide 26: Smyrna's bishop, Polycarp, was burned at the stake in Smyrna's stadium around 156 AD (photo Izmir Alsancak) Slide 27: Byzantine rule came in the fourth century and lasted until the Seljuk conquest in 11th century. (Konak sq., Mosque) Slide 28: In 1415, under Sultan Mehmed Çelebi, Smyrna became part of the Ottoman Empire. Kizlaragasi Han-caravanserai in Kemeralti Slide 29: The city earned its fame as one of the most important port cities of the world during the 17th to 19th centuries. Slide 30: The majority of its population were Greek but merchants of various origins (especially Greek, French, Italian, Dutch, Armenian, Sephardi and Jewish) transformed the city into a cosmopolitan portal of trade. Slide 31: During this period, the city was famous for its own brand of music (Smyrneika) as well as its wide range of products it exported to Europe (Smyrna/Sultana raisins, dried figs, carpets, etc.). Konak Slide 32: Today, Izmir is Turkey's third largest city. Slide 33: It is widely regarded as the most Westernized city of Turkey in terms of values, ideology, gender roles, and lifestyle. Slide 34: Port of Izmir is still the biggest port of Turkey in terms of quantities of cargoes handled. There are railway, highway & airway connections to the port. Slide 35: Port of Izmir has a distinctive nature in that it is the only container handling terminal in the region Izmir Alsancak Port meets not only the Aegean Region’s demands but also Marmara and Inter Anatolia are included in its large hinterland. Slide 36: Port of Izmir the old times… Slide 37: Traffic in Izmir nowadays… Slide 38: Alsancak Tcdd train station Slide 39: Airport Slide 40: Cordon Slide 41: Bazaar Slide 42: Bazaar Slide 43: Bazaar Slide 44: Bazaar Slide 45: Karsiyaka carsi Slide 46: Seferhisar Slide 47: Seferhisar Slide 48: Seferhisar Slide 49: Seferhisar Slide 50: Bornova Slide 51: Bornova Ogretmen Evi Parki Slide 52: Izmir, Bornova Ogretmen Evi Slide 53: See you soon in Izmir! Slide 54: KF Sources: http://www.sacred-destinations.com/turkey/izmir.htm
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