The sunny Aegean climate offers perfect conditions for filming 300 days a year!
Millennia-old structures, symbols illuminating the history of religions, and a captivating atmosphere!
Charming, vibrant, and picturesque towns!
LOCATIONS IN IZMIR
With some of the finest shorelines in the world, storied settlements dating back to antiquity and beyond, churches that have played crucial roles in the history of Christianity, and a blend of modern and historical buildings, Izmir offers all kinds of backdrops for your filming needs.
Izmir’s many must-see sights include the Church of St. Polycarp, one of the churches mentioned in the Bible.
On Kadifekale (Mount Pagos) stand the impressive ruins of a castle built by Lysimachus during the reign of Alexander the Great. The castle still stands tall over Izmir today, offering an excellent vantage point from which to enjoy magnificent views of the Gulf of İzmir.
Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometers southwest of present-day Selçuk. It was built in the 10th century BCE, on the site of the former Arzawan capital, by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. During the Classical Greek era it was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. The city flourished after it came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BCE.
- The House of the Virgin Mary
The House of the Virgin Mary (Turkish: Meryem Ana or Meryem Ana Evi, “Mother Mary’s House”) is a Catholic and Muslim shrine located on Mount Koressos (Turkish: Bülbüldağı, “Mount Nightingale”) in the vicinity of Ephesus, seven kilometers from Selçuk.
Izmir is served by Adnan Menderes International Airport, which offers direct flights to over 49 countries. In addition, the city is accessible from across the globe by connecting flights through Istanbul Airport, less than an hour away by plane. Izmir also has rail, sea, and road connections to all major transport hubs across the country.
ACCOMMODATION IN İZMİR
As one of Turkey’s premiere tourist destinations, Izmir has accommodation options of all kinds. These facilities are open year-round and feature excellent service across the board.