Located along the shoreline of the Aegean Sea, Izmir is Turkey's third most populated city with almost 3.5 million residents. The majority of the population are of Turkish descent, yet there are a large number of foreign residents attracted to the climate, lifestyle and highly developed infrastructure.
Izmir has only one airport namely, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. It serves many flights to Istanbul, Ankara, and the rest of Turkey. The airport also connects Izmir to several major European cities such as Munich, Brussels and Dublin. Travelers can make use of the connections to the local subway system as well as several shuttle buses to transport travelers to the city upon arrival.
Adnan Menderes International Airport is the only airport serving Izmir. Located 11 miles away from the city center, the airport is the main point of transfer with its domestic and international terminals. Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport is also a short distance to great destinations such as Selcuk, Pamukkale, and Ephesus.
Due to the high flow of holidaymakers to Izmir, both KLM and British Airways have started offering direct flights to Izmir from Europe. Dozens of other airlines fly to Izmir including SunExpress, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Lufthansa, Taban Air, Qatar Airways, and Saudia among others.
Izmir is easy to reach by air, train, bus or car. However, getting to Izmir by plane is the most convenient mode of transport as there are a dozen daily flights to Adnan Menderes Airport. Plus there are plenty of cheap flights to choose from. This also allows you to have leftover money for all of Izmir's superb restaurants, stores, and nightlife.
If you’re looking for a quiet escape head to Urla, which is 45 minutes away from Izmir. It is one of the less traveled destinations in Izmir. Visitors can unwind and enjoy the serene environment along the clear waters of the Aegean Sea.
Getting to this attraction site and others is easy since Izmir has an excellent transportation network. The Izmir Metro is the ideal mode of transport around the city. It is clean, convenient and offers great value for money. Buses are another good option; however, travelers should be sure to ask the driver where the bus is going before hopping in.