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Jewish Heritage Tour in Izmir

Discover Jewish Heritage Sites in Izmir – a journey through the city’s fascinating past related to the Jewish community of Izmir. Izmir also known as Smyrna holds a treasure trove of Jewish history dating back to ancient times.

Jews sent to live in Smyrna by Alexander the Great during his conquest of Jerusalem. Since the 2nd century, the city had a Jewish community with an active Synagogue. In the 16th century the Jewish community in Izmir had a significant growth as those expelled from Spain found sanctuary inthis city’s welcoming arms.

The Jewish community of Izmir grew even larger under the Ottoman rule. They they built wealthy neighborhoods and contributed to the city’s status as a bustling port and trade hub. Smyrna became a leading city for Jewish culture and more Jewish people drawn to the city.

Today, Izmir is home for many Jewish landmarks, synagogues, and the iconic Havra Street, once bustling with the vibrant Jewish community. Jewish population decreased in time but the signs of while rich and strong Jewish community stil alive and drawing many visitors every year. Join us on this tour as we explore the history of Izmir’s Jewish legacy!

Jewish Heritage Tour in Izmir Itinerary

  •  We will pick you up from your hotel or Izmir Port and drive you to old town of Izmir.
  • Our first stop will be Havra Street, where you can explore and admire several historic synagogues.
  • We will make stops at significant landmarks such as Beth Israel Synagogue, Karatas Hospital, and the Historical Elevator.
  • You will have be visiting Archeological and Ethnographical Museums of Izmir.
  •  Then we will continue to Kadifekale, where you can enjoy panoramic views and later we will make a special stop at Izmir Clock Tower.
  •  Finally, at the end of the tour we will safely drive you back to your hotel or Izmir Port.

What’s Included?

  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to the various sites
  • Air conditioned non-smoking vehicle

What’s Not Included?

  • Personal expenses
  • Tip to driver and tour guide
  • Anything unless it’s specified as included

Private Tour

Kindly inquire about the pricing details.

Departure: Everyday all year round
Duration: 5 hours
Route: Havra Street, Historical Elevator Building, Kadifekale, Clock Tower


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