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The Central and Southern Aegean Coast Sights

Updated 11/25/2013

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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.

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İzmir, Turkey

Updated 11/25/2013

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