Agora

One of the popular Izmir tourist attractions is the Agora, located in Smyrna. Agora lies in the foothills of Izmir. Agora was the celebrated market place of old Smyrna. Agora has a wide open space. It is said that Agora was built during the reign of Alexander the Great.

You can see the remains of the Agora which has been beautifully preserved. Smyrna, the ancient Greek city that is now Izmir, is steeped in history as far back as 3,000 B.C. While the Agora is certainly not that old, it's still very interesting to see.

The Agora was a marketplace that served Smyrna and was built during the reign of Alexander the Great, or around the 4th century B.C. Destroyed by an earthquake, the Agora was rebuilt in 178 A.D. by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius.

  • Agora
  • One of the popular tourist attractions
  • Ancient city
  • Within walking distance of the hotel