38 TradeFairs Internation al 5 2015 INTERNATIONAL Izmir has 629 kilometers of coastal line from Dikili at the north to Selcuk at the south Along this coastal line there are seaports in Dikili Cesme and Izmir 16 kilometers to the south of the city Adnan Menderes Airport serves as the air transportation base with its domestic and international terminals The Al sancak Sea Terminal in Izmir provides passen ger transportation for many destinations of fering domestic and international scheduled departures such as the Izmir Istanbul and Izmir Venice lines There are 3 marinas one in Izmir Uckuyular and two in Cesme and a yacht terminal along the coastline Contained along the coasts are many Blue Flag beaches an international eco la bel for beaches and marinas awarded to 3650 beaches in 46 countries around the world Izmir holds great pride in having nearly 48 of these flags Cesme now a world renowned small resort town tenfolds in summer months in terms of population Situated on a peninsula the northern and southern winds clash at this spot to make this a destination for windsurf lovers In Alacati near the tip of the Cesme Peninsula the narrow streets re veal picturesque stone houses at every turn and the night life is absolutely on par with world standards Attracting a great crowd in September with an International Windsurf Competition Alacati once a farming village wel comes its visitors with dozens of inns and boutique hotels Foça about 70 km north west of the city center is another coastal district which attracts thousands every sum mer with its sun sea and sand The districts of Dikili Karaburun Menderes featuring Gümüldür beach and Seferihisar with their unique and authentic feels just complete this city from the north and the south offering its tourists sunshine that keep them warm even after they leave It s possible to reach any part of Turkey through land transportation The Intercity Bus Terminal is located 11 kilometers away from the East of the city The Izmir Aydin and Izmir Cesme connections are provided by motorways Izmir is also connected to the country by railroads Many routes are possi ble either directly or by connected trains to various destinations inside Turkey In addition to these means which connect Izmir to the outside world public transportation is also provided via underground ships and ferries municipal buses and commercial cabs The city of culture and tolerance Izmir has a good selection of culture andentertainment from the Archaeologicaland Ethnographic Museums to the Izmir State Opera and Ballet and Izmir State Sym phony Orchestra to the many bars and clubs There are also many local or interna tional music art and movie festivals in Izmir The annual Izmir International Festival has been bringing great names of the perform ance arts scene to the city for 29 years among which are Elton John Sting the Royal Concert gebouw Orchestra Martha Graham Dance Company and The Berliner Philharmoniker The Izmir International Puppet Days is among the biggest puppet festivals of Europe Izmir has allowed many cultures and civilizations to flourish over the centuries Persians Greeks Assyrians Romans Byzantines and Ottomans are only a few of the dozens of civilizations that Izmir has hosted throughout its long his tory Izmir takes pride in its multi religious weave In Izmir several churches and syna gogues are harmoniously intertwined with mosques and ancient houses of worship

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