Izmir is my home town, and is on the West coast of Turkey, facing to the Agean Sea and Greece. Izmir is like the Bournemouth of Turkey. People prefer to retire to this city as it is surrounded by beautiful hills, and has wonderful sea views and countryside with olive groves and vineyard. Set in a crescent-shaped bay with a backdrop of impressive hills, Izmir is a cosmopolitan Turkish city steeped in history. Whether you want to explore the sensory experience of the Kemeralti Bazaar (a wonderful chance to stock up on presents for family and friends!), walk the ruins of the ancient city of Agora or relax with a Turkish coffee to simply take in the blend of fine architecture and coastal ambience on the Kordonboyu seafront, there is a great deal to explore.