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Day Trip to Smyrna

Gathering at Chios customs office at 07.30 am. Checking of passports (or new type of identity cards), recording in the passenger lists (check-in) and boarding the "SAN NICHOLAS" bus with which we depart for Cesme at 08.15.

Day Trip to Smyrna
Day Trip to Smyrna

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Valid for the whole year

Smyrna, Izmir, Izmir Province, Turkey

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Arrival at the port of Cesme after 35 minutes and immediate boarding of a coach. Passing through Alatsata, a purely Greek Orthodox village before 1922, which still preserves the traditional Aegean architecture and Vourla, also an important cradle of Hellenism in Asia Minor, arrival at Smyrna after about 1 hour.


Tour of the most important districts and attractions. Starting from Kokargiali, Karadina (Enopi) and Karatasi, we arrive at Konak Square, where we will see the Clock - symbol of the city and the Government House with the Ionic elements on its facade, where Metropolitan Chrysostomos was martyred.


Then, we will pass in front of the railway station of Kasamba (19th century), the classical style building of the Hellenic Central Girls' School and the street once called Hatzifrangou in area of hospitals.


We continue to the English railway station of Aidini in its area Puntas, with the few Levantine houses that are still preserved to end up at the beach of the new "Kai", where we will distinguish the Kapetanaki house, an impressive neoclassical building, which once again houses the Greek Consulate after 15 years.


Subsequently, walk in his former quarters Fragomahala, the most important and largest of all the Frankish districts of the East, which was overrun in the second half of the 19th century by Greek and Armenian populations. Tour of the narrow alleys, where typical examples of Smyrna's urban residence still stand today with the classical elements emphasized in their architecture. Among the Frankish churches and mansions, they give the visitor the opportunity to compose an image of the glamor and multi-ethnic character of the city before the destruction. Then boarding the bus and crossing the street parallel to the waterfront (Parallel of Smyrnia), we will pass in front of the classical building of the National Bank of Greece (branch of 1919) and the old customs house (Eiffel's work).


Then, we go up from Konak Square to the foot of Mount Pagos and the Turkish mahalades, a route that offers a panoramic view of the city. Continuing inland, passing through the ancient market of Smyrna, we reach Agios Vukolos, the only Orthodox church that was saved from the 1922 Disaster, dedicated to the first bishop of Smyrna Vukolos. The temple has recently been restored and bears witness with its presence to the beautiful but also tragic moments of the city's Hellenism.


Then free time atbustling bazaar of Smyrna,the Kemeralti. Here is the old Ottoman neighborhood of the city with winding alleys, old Ottoman houses and a restored inn from the 18th century. In the afternoon gathering and return to the port of Cesme. Boarding the ship and at 19.00 departure to Chios.



The price includes:

1. Ferry tickets Chios – Cesme – Chios

2. Greek-speaking tour guide

3. Transportation - tours according to the program

4. Optional tour of the city of Izmir

5. ISPS Tax


Not included: €2 port tax per person (regardless of age) of the private port of Cesme, which you pay at check-in at the port of Cesme




The price includes:

1. Ferry tickets Chios – Cesme – Chios

2. Daily transfer Cesme - Izmir - Cesme

3. ISPS Tax


Not included:

1. Port tax of €12 per person (regardless of age) of the private port of Cesme, which you pay at check-in at the port of Cesme.

2. Meals during the excursion at a local restaurant.


**The excursion to Turkey can be carried out with passports with a minimum validity of 3 months or police IDs with Latin characters.

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