City of mother goddess opens to tourism


The ancient city of Metropolis, a premier caravan site of yesteryear that was located on major trade routes, will soon begin drawing in visitors from near and afar thanks to significant investments to open the location up to tourism.

Excavations in the ancient city, which is located in İzmir’s Torbalı district, have been carried out by Culture and Tourism Ministry, Celal Bayar University, Sabancı Foundation and Torbalı Municipality. The historic structures in the ancient city have been preserved to a great extent, while necessary investments have been completed for Metropolis to gain the status of an ancient site. The ancient city is expected to open this year. Read more.

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A visit to the Aquarium is definitely an eye-opener! Tyler Purcell had fond childhood memories of the Giant Ocean Tank, but when he came back this July after a 20-year absence he discovered that it was better than ever before. Check out the amazing 3-minute video he created using footage from Tyler’s return to Central Wharf.

Plan your own Aquarium exploration today.