With the free city tours organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, the people of Izmir get to know the city they live in better. The "8.500 Years of History Tour in One Day", which was held for the first time this year, also attracted great attention.
Free city tours organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in order for the citizens of Izmir to get to know the city they live in, continue. With tours organized in groups of 25 people and with professional tour guides, the residents of Bergama, Ödemiş, Bayındır, Sığacık, Karşıyakadiscovers the historical and natural riches of Kültürpark and Kemeraltı. The "8.500 Years of History Tour in One Day", organized for the first time this year, attracted great attention from the people of Izmir.
“I learn things that I did not know thanks to the guides”
Yeşilova Mound-Yassıtepe Mound-Bayraklı Perihan Coşkun, who participated in the 8.500 Years History Tour covering the Smyrna-Izmir Agora, said, “I have participated in many tours before, but the tours organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality are really different. Thanks to the guides who are experts in the subject, I learn that there are things that I did not know even in the places I visited. This is the second time I come to Yeşilova Mound, but I really did not wander around the first time I came here," he said.
“I am excitedly waiting for the tours to open”
Melis Kasap, who has a master's degree at Ege University, said, “I moved from Istanbul to Izmir 4 years ago. I follow city tours closely in order to connect with the city. I look forward to the opening of city tours on Mondays and Thursdays. Really exciting tours. My next route is Ödemiş-Birgi”.
“The routes are all very useful”
İlhan and Sevil İlmenöz couple said that they discovered many places thanks to the tours organized by the Metropolitan Municipality and said, “If we come with our own means, we cannot travel so efficiently. Expert guides guide us. We have the opportunity to follow all the routes opened. The routes are all very helpful. We thank the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality," he said.
Half-day tours start in front of Lausanne Square at 09.30 and end at the same point. Those who want to register for tours on two routes every weekday can make a reservation at izmir.bel.tr.