Agora

Before there was Izmir, there was Smyrna, an ancient Roman city on the Aegean coast of Anatolia (now Turkey). Evidence of this fact in modern-day Izmir is most apparent upon visiting ancient Agora, which was the name for a “public gathering place or market” in ancient Greek city-states.  

The Agora of Smyrna is one of the best preserved ancient agoras in the world today, in large part due to its excellent open-air museum on site. Built by Alexander the Great and later rebuilt following an earthquake, the still-standing columns, archways and structures offer a glimpse into what a Roman bazaar must have looked like.

But there’s more than just the remains of an ancient city here; on the edge of this ancient landmark lies the remains of a Muslim cemetery, with many gravestones dotting the perimeter. Walk through Colonnades of Corinthian columns and among statues of ancient Greek gods and goddesses to ponder the past.

Practical Info

The Agora can be accessed along the Anafartalar Caddesi.  It is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is 8 Turkish Lira for adults and is free for children 10 and under.
Location
Adresse: Anafartalar Caddesi, Izmir, Turkey, Türkei
Time
Stunden: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Ticket
Einlass: 8 Turkish Lira
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