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“Absolutely beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Alsancak

Alsancak
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US$243.07*
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Izmir City Tour with Kordonboyu Republic Square, Konak Square, Clock Tower...
Ranked #3 of 145 things to do in Izmir
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Never been to Izmir before but went to visit a family member who now lives and works there. Alsancak and all the surrounding areas is absolutely beautiful. What stood out for me was the cleanliness of the area, the variety of restaurants and bars, and wonderful shopping areas. I have never felt safer in a city before as I did in the surrounding areas of Izmir and Alsancak. The people are a lot more polite than the typical touristy areas, and the place buzzes at night, especially as it was Bayram when I visited. You just have to try the delicious waffles, in one of the speciality waffle cafes. I couldn't recommend the city itself and Alsancak highly enough, it's certainly worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Izmir, Turkey
2 reviews
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“the heart of izmir”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

alsancak is really a living izmir ! where all entertainment places are located, according to all type of music and eating there is an opportunity

Visited February 2014
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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432 reviews
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“European Style Without European Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Spent a week here with my wife. We were just blown away by the progressive lifestyle lifestyle here. Sort of like San Francisco without the monetized pretensions. The main 'Kordon' shopping street looks like Koenigstrasse in Stuttgart. High end shops with a bit of something for everyone. The Aegean promenade is just one street to the north. Great for early morning walks. Watching the fishermen casting from the broad walkway. Ferry terminal right there with boats to all parts of the Izmir coast.

One block north of the Kordon is the old Jewish quarter of Smyrna. One of the few areas spared from destruction during the Great Fire. Alsancak has a train station and is easily accessible from the airport . Wonderful neighborhood restaurants spring up on the cobble-stoned streets at sun set. It's all good.

Visited July 2014
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San Francisco, California
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Upscale part of the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

This part of the city, surrounded with large tree lined streets is filled with many shops, cafes and restaurants. It is very safe and walkable. There are also a few streets that are pedestrian only.

Visited July 2014
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Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fun part of town.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is the part of town to go at night, the area is buzzing with bars, restaurants good shops and great atmosphere. Sit and have a drink and people watch.

Visited May 2014
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