Historically Smyrna, city in western Turkey. The country’s third largest city and one of its largest ports, İzmir lies at the head of the sheltered Gulf of İzmir on the deeply indented coast of the Aegean Sea. The city’s landmarks include the partly excavated remains of its agora and the ancient aqueducts of Kızılçullu. The archaeological museum has a fine collection of local antiquities. Situated near such famous ancient sites as Ephesus and Pergamum and numerous holiday resorts, İzmir has a growing tourist trade.
Athens (Lavrion Port)
A Classical city at heart, this blend of modern life and ancient culture is a fabulous mix. Nestled in the hub of the modern city streets rest architectural wonders, from the Parthenon to the Acropolis a must for any traveller in Greece. Kick of your shoes in the evening for a blend of traditional Greek food and entertainment, to live music bars, shopping and theatre. This lovely city is a must.