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Historically parts of this region was called '''Ionia''', and '''Lydia'''.
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Central Aegean encompasses what were historically called '''Ionia''' on the coast, and '''Lydia''' inland.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:44, 22 May 2010

Central Aegean is the central section of Aegean coast of Turkey, including Izmir, the third biggest Turkish city, and its vicinity.

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Regions

Cities

  • Izmir — Turkey's 3rd largest city, undeniably capital of Aegean Region, with beautiful neighbourhoods and promenades on its waterfront
  • Alaçatı — village with well preserved local stone architecture, ancient windmills, and a cove perfect for windsurfing
  • Çeşme — town on Turkey's (almost) westernmost tip with an impressive citadel
  • Foca — town north of Izmir noted for its preserved architecture
  • Ilıca — village known for its thermal springs discharging from sea floor, near Çeşme
  • Kuşadası — resort town south of Izmir, with a harbour that almost any cruise ship on a Mediterranean tour calls
  • Manisa — inland city east of Izmir, hub for visiting Sardes, the Lydian capital
  • Selçuk — town serving as a gateway to Ephesus
  • Tire — inland town with a well-known street market

Other destinations

Library of Ephesus
  • Ephesus — well-preserved ruins of Roman city
  • Sirince — inland village close to Ephesus/Selçuk, surrounded by olive- and vineyards, can be best described as Turkey's Tuscany

Understand

Central Aegean encompasses what were historically called Ionia on the coast, and Lydia inland.

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