Izmir & Aegean Coast
Beauty Married to History
The Metropolis of the Aegean Region is Izmir the old Smyrna a city of 8 thousand years old birth place of Homer, Alexander the Great let build. A multicultural city famous on the XIX century and on our days for its Joie de Vivre, its beautiful Quais and succulent Cuisine.
Which school child has not been enthralled with stories that grew out of events that took place on the Aegean coast? Stories of great battles, great loves and great ancient cities, philosophers who shaped Western thought, mythic gods and goddesses, marching armies, civilizations rising and falling, castles and magnificent libraries and home to man's efforts to understand and worship his Creator. Which visitor is not filled with excitement at finally having the longed-for opportunity to walk these streets, to breathe in its long history, to clamor over and through the ruins of ancient civilizations and to sail these pristine and turquoise blue seas? With a landscape as beautiful and rich as the wealth of the Aegean's history, this part of the world has played a key role in the formation of life as we know it today and even now continues to be a melting-pot of people who flock here from around the world to see and—sometimes--be seen!