Enjoy visiting Jewish background in Izmir with a private guide
We will go to Havra Sokak (Synagogue Street)which still has the same name. Then we will go to The Karatas Synagogue in Karatas. There is a Jewish Hospital where my kids were born as well. The assessor is also is a historical attraction at the area which means "elevator" We will go to Alsancak to see modern Alsancak Synagogue
The historical center of Izmir Jewish life was in the synagogues of "La Judea, " the area of the bazaar where the synagogues are located and where some Jewish businessmen still work. La Judea is near the intersection of Gazi Osman Pasa Bulvari and Anafartalar Caddesi, a short walk from the intersection of Fevzipasa Bulvari and Gaziosmanpasa Bulvari, known as Çankaya.
It will be a nice activity to see the Archeological and Ethnographical museums as well. Then we can drive to Kadıfekale to see the ancient city walls and water cisterns built by Alexender the Great. There you will have a great panoramic view of Izmir.
Havra Sokak ( Synagogue Street )- visiting indoors of all Synagogues requires passport photocopies 48 hours prior to the date of tours. -
Kadosh Mizrahi Synagogue
Shalom (Aydin) Synagogue
Beth Israel Synagogue, Beth Shalom Social Club, Karatas Hospital and the "Asansor"( Historical elevator ).
Archeological and Ethnographical Museums
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: izmir, kusadasi, bodrum airports/hotels/ports
End location: back to the same locations
Duration: 6 hours
A new Mercedes Sprinter up to 17 seats, a new Mercedes Vito A/C for 6 seats, , a small private car up to 4 people (depending on the group please contact me)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 TL - Some donations for the synagogues and entrance fees for the museums
Please note that the tours quaranteed here are to be by means of an officialy registered A Class Tourism & Travel Agency.
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My family and I had a wonderful Jewish Heritage tour in Izmir, Turkey thanks to Ilker on October 8, 2015. Ilker is a great and very professional guide and he was able to answer all our questions. He indicated all the highlights and customised the tour significantly for us, which was much appreciated. Ilker definitely deserves a Star rating of 5 out of 5 and I recommend him to future tourists to the area. Thanks again, Ilker. Cyril Morgan
Cyril Gerald Morgan