Kulturpark, the main park of the city, offers a variety of
activities. It is the site for the International Izmir Fair and contains
an amusement park, zoo, restaurant and quiet gardens.
Palme Park, situated in Karsiyaka, is a relaxing place to stop. It
also has sports facilities. Karsiyaka is ancient Cordelia.
Horse - drawn Carriage Tour, Kordon, Izmir
door, the Adnan Saygun Park, a center for artistic activities,
contains an amphitheatre for concerts and theatrical productions, as
well as the Open-Air Museum Park, which has statues scattered throughout
Haklari (Human Rights) Park has lovely modem statues, including the
huge Flying Dolphins Monument.
Muammer Aksoy Park is a lovely seaside park with a nice view of
Ozal Recreation Park, located in Bayrakli, offers a number of
recreational and sports activities.
ART, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT
years Izmir has enjoyed a reputation as a cosmopolitan city of culture.
The Izmir Cultural Center hosts opera and ballet performances as
well as musical concerts. The city is home to the Aegean Philharmonic
Orchestra and boasts a thriving theatrical community. During the
annual Izmir International Festival, inter national and local artists
perform at various venues in the city and surrounding area, including
the theatre at Ephesus Take a horse- drawn carnage along the promenade
during the day and afterwards spend the evening in the lively atmosphere
of the bars and cafes around Kordonboyu, Passport Pier and Karsiyaka.
in the streets of the Kemeralti Market area, it is
possible to find fascinating antiques, both fine and fun
jewelry, a great variety of clothing, and the dried figs and
raisins for which Izmir is famous. The fish restaurants in this
colorful area serve up the local specialities of tranca and
cipura, two types of sea bream. The best modern and most elegant
shops are on the Kordon Promenades in Alsancak and
Karsiyaka and on Cumhuriyet Avenue and in Passport.