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Jewish Synagogue Heritage Tour From Izmir

A guided cultural and theme tour of Jewish heritages day tour of Kadifekale Castle, Asansor, Beth Israel Synagogue, Dario Moreno Street, House-Havra Street.

Important notice: Tour service starts in between 8:00 and 10:00am and finishes in between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.

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7 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Transportation by AC Deluxe van
    • Guiding services
    • Parking Fees
    • Lunches
    What's excluded :
    • Gratiuties to tour guides and drivers
    • Beverages and personal expenditures
    • Entry/Admission - Kadifekale
    • Entry/Admission - Tarihi Asansor
    • Entry/Admission - Beth Israel Synagogue
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kadifekale, Izmir Turkey

    The crown of Izmir: Kadifekale. After a long period of silence, the castle, which became invisible in the 20th century, surrounded by buildings, has the distinction of being the calmest and most beautiful place in Izmir with the partial repairs and landscaping works carried out in recent years. Kadifekale, which was established at a point that dominates the gulf in the centre of Izmir, was built by Lysimachos, one of his generals, on the instructions of Alexander the Great in the 3rd century BC. Established at an altitude of 186 meters above sea level, Kadifekale is located on an area of 6 kilometres. The north and east walls and five towers of the castle, whose east and south walls were completely destroyed, survived. The height of the towers is 20-35 meters. There is a large arched cistern from the Byzantine Period and the remains of a mosque in the castle.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Kemeralti Market, Anafartalar Cd, Izmir 35250 Turkey

    Kemeralti Bazaar, which is one of the first places to come to mind when talking about places to visit in Izmir, dates back to the 1600s. It has continued to be one of the most important trade areas that have not lost its importance since ancient times. Kemeralti Bazaar consists of 15 thousand workplaces spread over an area of 5 km. This feature makes it the world's largest open-air shopping area.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tarihi Asansor, Izmir Turkey

    There was a hydraulic boiler room on the left of the hall at the entrance of Mithatpasha Street, and the engine room on the left of the Halil Rifat Pasha Street exit of the elevator, which is built with a double cabin and whose mechanism on the left operates with water vapour and the mechanism on the right works with electrical energy. At the arrival point of the elevator, there is a wooden balcony carried by iron brackets, and the cast-iron railings of the balcony are decorated with the most beautiful motifs of the period. the elevator was built to facilitate transport between the two streets, one made for this purpose in Turkey, is among the few examples in the world. The Historical Elevator, which was donated to Izmir Municipality in 1983, was restored in 1985 and both cabins were arranged with electricity. The elevator, which served urban transportation until 1992, was brought into urban tourism after the second restoration carried out by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in 1992

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Synagogue Street (Havra Sokagi), Street no 927, Izmir Turkey

    Havra (Synagogue) street is a lively street from the first light of the morning to the dark of the evening. It is also the one who brings together the freshest of vegetables and fruits that decorate Izmir's tables with Izmir residents, shedding light on the history and culture of Jews, one of the building blocks of urban identity, is Havra street.
    Every Jewish group that comes to Izmir from Spain and Portugal built a synagogue for itself. The result is a landscape unlike anywhere else in the world today. Dozens of synagogues standing side by side, back to back. In addition to these, private synagogues formed by a room in houses; Places of worship up to fifty in total. What would you say to take a nostalgic trip by throwing ourselves into these narrow streets, most of which are not standing today, some of those who are standing still give their last breath, and some of which are very valuable cultural treasures of Izmir?

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Beth Israel Synagogue, Mithat Pasa Cad. No:265 Konak Merkez, Konak, Izmir Turkey

    Beth-Israel is the favourite of Izmir's Jews. It is considered the most beautiful synagogue not only in Izmir but also in the whole near east, with its magnificence, beauty and the effect of carrying new European trends. Especially the most beautiful places of this synagogue are Teva and Ehal. The seats of the synagogue are lined up like a theatre hall. The most interesting thing is that, as seen in many synagogues, hidden seats are made for children to sit on the back of the seats and can be opened when desired. The most interesting thing about this synagogue is that it is on the east wall of the Holy Ehal, that is, not in the direction of Jerusalem, but on the south wall. The reason is the shape of the plot. In some parts of prayers, people turn to the left, which is the east wall, and worship is done. (We do not provide entrance permission to Beth Israel Synagogue. It needs an appointment before the visiting date.)

    Duration: 25 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir Turkey
    • Scala Nuova Shopping Center Kusadasi Aegean Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd., 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
    • Liman Yolcu Salonu Turistik Mağaza İçi, Umurbey, Alsancak Limanı, 35230 Konak/İzmir, Turkey
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Special permission needed to visit Synagogues. Please send copy of your passports a week before the tour
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by CASTLE TRAVEL

Activity ID: V-33314P17

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