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What are the best places to shop in İzmir?

Posted by david on 9 April 2022
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It is always useful to explore the area before purchasing real estate in İzmir. İzmir is a very diverse city and there are plenty of things to do in İzmir. From having nice dinners with local people, to visiting historical monuments, or just relaxing on one of the best beaches in whole Turkey.

İzmir is in many ways the opposite of Istanbul. It is a way more laid-back city on the west coast of Turkey. In İzmir it is quite easy to mix with locals who have long historical roots in the area. In ancient times İzmir was already a big melting pot of different cultures and nationalities. There are numerous fantastic things to do in İzmir.

İzmir is popular because of its slower pace than Istanbul. İzmir is the perfect area to relax in some of the picturesque locations with a Turkish wine of coffee. We definitely advise you to leave plenty of time to discover the different neighbourhoods and districts in İzmir before purchasing a property in İzmir.

Shopping malls

Mavibahçe – Karşıyaka

This shopping mall is located in a silent place with an open roof and a huge garden in the centre with a small fountain. You can find a lot of international brand stores, coffee shops and nice restaurants.

Hilltown – Karşıyaka

Hilltown Karşıyaka offers guests a social and cultural life space with its 196 stores hosting national and international brands including 42 cafes and restaurants, 7 movie theatres, parking garage with a capacity of 2,750 vehicles, cafes and restaurants with outdoor areas, 1,500m2 in total and a children’s playgrounds appealing to different age groups, 2,000 m2 of entertainment spaces, and squares complemented with colourful landscaping.

Optimum – Gaziemir

İzmir Optimum is one of the biggest shopping centres of İzmir and the Aegean Region with its more than 250 stores, restaurants and cafes, free playgrounds, entertainment areas such as a Cinema, Ice Rink, Bowling and 3,000-vehicle capacity car park.

Forum – Bornova

Open-air mall offering local & global retail shops, restaurants, a grocery store & a cinema. You can find everything regarding clothes, perfumes and your home equipment from here. It is an open mall and has many good restaurants as well. Furthermore, a “Ikea” is located in this area.

For information about historical places and food plus drinks venues please check our other blogs as well.

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