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Pearl of the Aegean

İzmir is a city that completely alive all the time; you can visit the city’s historical places or enjoy with hot spots, taste beautiful Aegean region’s cuisine, or make yourself tranquility. You want more? So, come to discover this city known as Pearl of the Aegean “Beautiful Izmir”.


For a fresh day to explore Izmir, you can give a start to your day by swimming at Swissotel’s legendary outdoor or Pürovel indoor pool. After the enjoyment of the sunshine, enjoy your breakfast accompanied by a landscape green gardens view at Café Swiss’ open buffet  with the best selections from the Aegean cuisine (lots of olives&cheese varieties); then you may try Izmir’s special pastry called “boyoz”. Today bakers still follow the original recipe and the most popular “boyoz” is plain, without any other addition. This delicious snack is best served with dark tea and hard boiled eggs sprinkled with black pepper and salt.


Before to start discovering Izmir, let’s flashback in time by having a short art tour within the hotel’s art masterpieces belonging to Büyük Efes Art collection which come from 1964s and also host contemporary art master pieces.


Now you are ready to travel among Izmir streets with many of the most important cultural landmarks, including the Old Bazaar in “Kemeraltı” and “Historical Old Clock Tower”. You can also shop there and visit the clock tower known as the symbol of the city.


Before having lunch, enjoy walking in “Kordon” while having fresh air and looking at unique and beautiful İzmir bay.


We traveled a lot; of course we deserve a short break. It’s time to taste “Çeşme Kumru” which you cannot find anywhere else except Izmir region. Only a few minutes’ drive from the city, you can easily reach Çeşme. Not only you will experience this special sandwich’s taste, but also you could enjoy with Çeşme’s peerless sea, sun and sand.


After returning to the city with a short ride, we suggest you to dine at Aquarium in Swissôtel accompanied by Aegean’s and Greek’s taste and music.


The night could continue by enjoying colorful cocktail and great music at Sky Bar’s by watching İzmir bay.

You haven’t one’s fill of Izmir’s beauty.

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