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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

You need to pay to go inside (it is a small fee however). Not worth it to go inside considering what you see on the outside is what you see on the inside. There are better ruins to see.

Thank Bilqees K
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The old city of Smyrna was out first visit in the area. It is well laid out. We combined the visit with a trip to the Bazaar which is adjacent. The site pales in comparison to Ephesus and Pergamon but still worth the visit. In...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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 1 September 2017

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 26 August 2017

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 11 August 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 7 August 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 30 July 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 1 July 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 24 May 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
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Elizabeth M
23 May 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
20 March 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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