The Central and Southern Aegean Coast Sights

Advertisement

Guidebooks

Alsancak Review

Stretching inland from the breezy Kordon waterfront, the trendy, upscale neighborhood now known as Alsancak ("red banner", a reference to the Turkish flag) was called Punta in the Ottoman era, when many Christians and Jews lived here. Look closely, and you'll notice there are still a number of synagogues and churches in the area. Though Alsancak is mostly slick and modern, pretty two- and three-story Levantine houses with bay windows are tucked away along some of the back streets, which perk up at night with an influx of young İzmirians drawn to the quaint cafés, bars, and restaurants.

    Contact Information

  • Address: İzmir | Map It
  • Location: İzmir
Updated: 11-25-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

View more trip reports

  • Budget for 3 Month's

    I know this is a long shot however, Im wondering if someone can offer up any advice?

    My friend and I will be in Europe for about 3 month's, the main places we are going are

    Barcelona, Ibiza, Nice France, Read more

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories