The Izmir Cultural Center hosts opera
and ballet performances as well as musical concerts. The city is home to
the Aegean Philharmonic Orchestra and boasts a thriving theatrical
For many years Izmir has enjoyed a
reputation as a cosmopolitan city of culture.
During the annual Izmir International
Festival, international and local artists perform at various venues in the
city and surrounding area, including the theatre at
Take a horse-drawn carnage along the promenade during the day and
afterwards spend the evening in the lively atmosphere of the bars and
cafes around Kordonboyu, Passport Pier and Karsiyaka.