Which is the Better Holiday?

Istanbul vs Izmir

Istanbul vs Izmir

Istanbul is Turkey's biggest city. It's full of things to do, is often chaotic, and is a mix of interesting cultures and has lots of delicious street food...

In contrast, Izmir is smaller, a great base for day trips to the beach, and is known in Turkey for its fantastic seafood...


Great for history and culture, has a lively nightlife and plenty of things to do and see.


Fantastic location for foodies and history lovers, home to one of Turkey's biggest & best bazaars, and cheaper than Istanbul.

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