Agora, Izmir

Agora, Izmir (must see)

Situated on the northern slopes of the Pagos hills, Agora was the commercial, judicial and political nucleus of the ancient city and is now the center for artistic activities and for teaching. Izmir Agora Open Air Museum consists of five parts, including the agora area, the base of the northern basilica gate, the stoa and the ancient shopping centre. The agora of Smyrna was built during the Hellenistic era. After a destructive earthquake in 178 AD, Smyrna was rebuilt in the Roman period, according to an urban plan drawn by Hippodamos. It was constructed on a sloping terrain in three floors, close to the city center. The terrain is 165 m wide and 200 m long. It is bordered on all sides by porticos. Because a Byzantine and later an Ottoman cemetery were located over the ruins of the agora, it was preserved from modern constructions. This agora is now the largest and the best preserved among Ionian agoras.
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Agora on Map

Sight Name: Agora
Sight Location: Izmir, Turkey (See walking tours in Izmir)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Izmir, Turkey

Create Your Own Walk in Izmir

Create Your Own Walk in Izmir

Creating your own self-guided walk in Izmir is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Izmir Downtown

Izmir Downtown

Izmir is a big city and popular among tourists not only for that fact, but also because the region has an important historical significance. The history of Izmir dates back more then 3500 years and offers numerous famous landmarks, important religious sights, shopping venues and entertainment options - some of which are located in downtown Izmir.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Izmir Introduction Walking Tour

Izmir Introduction Walking Tour

Izmir, back in the ancient times known as Smyrna, has changed many hands – Greek and Roman – prior to becoming part of Turkey. As a major city port on the Aegean coast, Izmir has seen a lot throughout its history, much of which has found reflection in the local sights. The most prominent of them is, undoubtedly, the open-air museum Agora. To explore this and other attractions of Izmir, follow...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles
Izmir Shopping

Izmir Shopping

Izmir is an amazing city for those who enjoy shopping. Why? The city offers all of the traditional opportunities for shopping as well as specific bargain locales and open markets. If you love to shop for highly sacred items, than you will especially love the jewelry shops and/or the traditional Turkish carpets and rugs.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles