Dear friends, this page is especially for you. Here you can find information about hotels for your stay, information about flights are below.

  • Izmir is the third largest city of Turkey and there is a vast amount of hotels available for stay.
  • Wedding location is in Bornova, which is 10 kilometers from the city center.
  • There is only one hotel in Bornova that can be recommended but it is located in the university hospital campus so we suggest that you book a hotel in the city center (Alsancak or Konak).
  • Details of five nearby hotels to the wedding location are listed below.
  • Please use for your reservations and do not hesitate to contact us for your questions.
  • We will provide more information about suitable accommodation for groups, such as arranging a flat soon.

Hilton Izmir

Gazi Osmanpaşa Bulv. No:7 Alsancak / Izmir
Tel : +90 (232) 497 60 60
Fax : +90 (232) 497 60 60
E-mail :

  • 5 stars
  • 9 km away from the wedding location
  • Stunning view over the bay of Izmir

Swiss Otel Buyuk Efes

Gazi Osmanpaşa Bulv. No:1 Alsancak / Izmir
Tel : +90 (232) 414 00 00
Fax : +90 (232) 414 10 10
E-mail :

  • 5 stars
  • 9 km away from the wedding location
  • Set in 12,000 m² of landscaped gardens overlooking the spectacular Kordon on the Aegean Sea

Karaca Otel

Necatibey Bulvarı 1379 Sokak No:55 Alsancak / Izmir
Tel : +90 (232) 489 19 40
Fax : +90 (232) 483 14 98
E-mail :

  • 4 stars
  • 9 km away from the wedding location
  • Nice hotel in the city center with perfect location

Hotel Ege Palas
Cumhuriyet Bulvarı No:210 Alsancak / Izmir
Tel : +90 (232) 463 90 90
Fax : +90 (232) 463 81 00

  • 4 stars
  • 9 km away from the wedding location
  • Nice hotel in the city center with a sea view



First, few things about the flights:


Second, an important reminder about Visa to Turkey:

  • Please visit the e-Visa site
  • Select your nationality and see if you need a visa
  • If needed, apply for it online, pay and just print your e-Visa


Population: 3,965,232 (2011)
Urbanization Rate: 91.13 % (2009)
Surface Area: 12,003 km2 (2011)
Avarage Age: 33.7 (2011)

Located on the western side of Turkey, İzmir is an Aegean legend that has been mesmerizing everyone for centuries now. Situated in the most suitable climate of the world, the city was named “Princess” by Victor Hugo. İzmir’s history dates as far as 6500 B.C. The city has been host to such influential civilizations as the Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Romans, Mongolians and Ottomans.

A sea trading port city, it was one of the ideal commerce hubs of its region for ages. İzmir is currently the third largest city in the modern Turkish Republic, founded by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The city’s growing importance makes it an important part of not only Turkey, but also the Eastern Mediterranean.


1. İzmir is uniquely located on Turkey’s unequalled geography, which not only cradles Asia and Europe, but also the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

2. İzmir is a city of fairs and congresses that has a track record dating back 81 years. It hosted the “İzmir International Fair,” Turkey’s first international general commerce fair. It annually hosts around 40 fairs and has been closely associated with the world renown and specialized “Marble – International Natural Stone and Technology Fair.”

3. İzmir is a commerce city with an export-to-import compensation ratio that makes it the second highest ranked city in Turkey.izmir-hakkinda3

4. İzmir is an industrial city, with 19 industrial and two free trade areas.

5. İzmir has been a port city for thousands of years. It is an important intersection for the flow of goods manufactured both in Europe and Asia.

6. İzmir is a city of education that has nine universities.

7. İzmir is a city of tourism with a wide range of potential for urban and scenic tourism. It boasts 300 days of sunshine and is surrounded by the sea.

8. İzmir is a historical and archeological city that boasts a treasure of historic sites inside and close to the city. Ephesus, Pergamon, Agora and the Virgin Mary House are the most well-known examples of Izmir’s 8,500-year old history.

izmir-hakkinda19. İzmir is a historic city of peace and tolerance whose EXPO 2020 bid will further reinforce this much-needed notion in light of ongoing global conflicts between civilizations and regions.

10. İzmir is city of art and culture. It has hosted many international cultural events, whose thousands of years-old artistic tradition has been the center point for many cultures and artistic disciplines, and who has always been the meeting point for creativity and aesthetics.

11. İzmir is a city for international organizations. It passed its first test in 1971 when it hosted the Mediterranean Olympics for the first time. It successfully hosted other various cultural fairs, including the UNIVERSIADE 2005 event, which it regarded as an important milestone for its bid for the EXPO 2020.

12. İzmir is a city of change, development and transformation.

13. İzmir is an educated city whose quality of life is constantly improving.

14. İzmir’s air, sea, land transportation infrastructure is growing constantly and in a planned manner.

15. İzmir is a dynamic and constantly evolving city with its young population.