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Izmir Clock Tower (Izmir Saat Kulesi)
Izmir Clock Tower (Izmir Saat Kulesi)

Izmir Clock Tower (Izmir Saat Kulesi)

Kuleli Sokak, Konak District, Izmir, Turkey

The basics

Designed by the French-born, Izmir-based architect Raymond Charles Péré, the Izmir Clock Tower (once known as the Smyrna Clock Tower and sometimes called the Konak Clock Tower) is to Izmir as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris: a city icon and essential meeting point. Most Izmir city tours will include a stop on Konak Square to see the tower, and perhaps also Yali Mosque (also known as Konak Mosque) and the old governor’s mansion.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Izmir

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Izmir, Old and New
David_S, Jul 2022
Izmir Tour Full Day
Elcin was our guide. She provided a comprehensive tour of Izmir's city sites. She ensured that the tour also covered areas of our interests. The small size of our group permitted this personalization. Elcin shared her love of the city and gave us a glimpse of why this region of Turkey is special for her. Our driver, Recep, expertly navigated the narrow streets.
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Outstanding experience with an amazing guide! GO EGE!
Leonardo_F, Jun 2022
Izmir Tour Full Day
(Si quieres un guia en Español pide a Ege!) We had an amazing experience around the city and the best guide... Ege.... He went above and beyond and the tour was magnificent. Gracias amigo!
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FUN TOUR OF IZMIR
Sabrina_E, Apr 2022
Izmir Tour Full Day
I so enjoyed my tour of Izmir. Resat is a fantastic tour guide! I was fortunate to have a private tour. The city is very interesting and has a lot of history. Not only were there Ancient Greeks but also Romans and Sephardic Jews. Resat showed me several of the colorful neighborhoods. The ancient Agora, bizarre for shopping and clock tower are wonderful, and are highlights. I also sampled a Sephardic Jewish treat called 'boyoz' and also a wonderful pastry unique to Izmir. Resat was aware of my Greek heritage and we toured a lovely old Greek Orthodox Church and saw some Synagogues. He also went out of his way to show me another church and I was able to attend a service that evening. I highly recommend this tour. Please request Resat as he will tailor the trip to your interests.
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Great way to learn about Izmir
Christopher_A, Feb 2022
Izmir Tour Full Day
Great tour with Elcin (guide) and Cengis (driver) from Gezenthi Travel Agency. Good communication prior to pickup, knowledgable guide, and safe driver. Tour visited a small number of important places, allowing a good amount of time to absorb details and take photographs. The tour provides a great overview of places you will want to return to later in order to explore them properly.
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Things to know before you go

  • It’s not possible to climb the Izmir Clock Tower.
  • It’s easy to visit Konak Square with strollers and many kids will enjoy buying seeds and feeding the pigeons.
  • Konak Square is flat, even, and wheelchair-accessible.
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How to get there

Izmir Clock Tower stands in Konak Square (Konak Meydanı), at the very heart of Izmir. It’s a 2-minute walk from the Konak metro station (Line 3), 5 minutes from the ferries at Konak Pier, and 10 minutes from the popular Izmir Archaeology Museum.

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When to get there

Both the square and the tower are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Twilight is a great choice for photographers as the sun sets over the ocean and night lighting gives the tower a rosy glow.

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Izmir’s Other Must-See Sights

Formerly known as Smyrna, Izmir is Turkey’s third-largest city and the unofficial capital of the Turkish Riviera. Highlights include vibrant Kemeralti Market, the Kordonboyu waterfront promenade, hilltop Kadifekale citadel, known for its spectacular views, and the Agora Open Air Museum, one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman marketplaces in the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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