Car rental in Izmir
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In Izmir we recommend the following car rental offers

from 15 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Compact Station Wagon
e.g. Fiat Doblo
9 Days from 31.10 - 09.11.2024
Example vehicle
from 20 $ per day
Plus Package

Offers with top price-performance ratio

Compact Minivan
e.g. Fiat Fiorino
9 Days from 31.10 - 09.11.2024
Example vehicle
from 23 $ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Economy
e.g. Hyundai i20
9 Days from 31.10 - 09.11.2024
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With its comfortable Mediterranean climate, Izmir is a pleasure to visit year-round. It's the third-largest city in Turkey and boasts a rich history that dates back over 3,500 years. The city was known as Smyrna in ancient times, and you can still see remnants of its illustrious past in sites like the Ancient Agora and Kadifekale, the castle that overlooks the city.

Road Tips

Driving in Izmir

In Turkey, they drive on the right side of the road. Most of the cars are manual, so if you're used to automatic, ensure to specify when booking your rental car. Speed limits in Turkey are generally 50 km/h in built-up areas, 90 km/h outside built-up areas, and 120 km/h on the highways. It's essential to follow the local traffic laws as fines for violations can be high.

Parking

Parking in the city center can be a challenge. Many hotels offer parking to their guests but if you're out exploring, keep an eye out for an "Otopark", these are paid parking lots where your car will be safe.

Your Ideal Car

The choice of rental car largely depends on your plans. If you intend to stick to the city center, a small, compact car will do. However, if you plan to explore the countryside or make a trip to the nearby attractions like Ephesus or Pamukkale, a car with a bit more power may be necessary. Luxury vehicles are also readily available for those who want to ride in style.

Attractions and Routes

Driving offers the best way to see Izmir's attractions. Notable sites in the city include the bustling Kemeralti market, the Izmir Wildlife Park, and the Konak Square, home to the iconic Clock Tower. The nearby towns of Cesme, known for its beautiful beaches, and Selçuk, home to Ephesus, are less than an hour's drive away and definitely worth the trip.

Practical Information

The currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (₺). Turkey has a majority Muslim population, so it's essential to respect local customs and dressing modestly is advised, especially at religious sites. The people of Izmir are known for their hospitality and often happy to help if you need directions or recommendations. Most people in Izmir speak Turkish, but English is widely understood, especially in areas frequented by tourists.

Airport and Transport

The Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is around 18 km south of the city center. Many car rental companies have offices at the airport, making it convenient to pick up your rental car upon arrival. Izmir also has an efficient metro system, but renting a car will allow you the flexibility to explore at your own pace.

Conclusion

With its unique mix of the ancient and the modern, Izmir offers a variety of experiences. Renting a car allows you to make the most of your trip, whether you're here for the history, the beaches, or simply to immerse yourself in Turkish culture.

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