Izmir Balcova District Guide

Izmir City Guide

Balçova is close to the city center and located on the shore of İzmir Bay with almost eighty thousand population. The district is adjacent to Konak, Karabağlar and Narlıdere districts of the city. Balçova Thermal Springs, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir University of Economics and the Balçova Cable Car, the second largest cable car in the country, are located within the borders of this district. Balçova district also stands out with its large shopping malls. On the other hand, there are hiking trails, picnic areas and recreation areas in the district. The only marina within the boundaries of İzmir is also in this district. Balçova district is very close to the airport.

Check out the most comprehensive Balçova district guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Balçova” or “How to get to Balçova?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




3.984 / km2

0,41 %

16 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Balçova? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Balçova, there are 1 university hospital and 2 private hospitals. In addition, there are many medical centers such as eye hospitals and physical therapy and rehabilitation centers in the district.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Balçova or real estate for rent in Balçova, you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in İzmir, Balçova district, the prices of houses for sale have increased 15.47% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 120 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in İzmir province Balçova district as of the end of August 2020 were Korutürk, Çetin Emeç, Eğitim, Onur, Teleferik, respectively.

Accommodation in Balçova is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like health tourism or business. You can find a lot of thermal hotels that are suitable for every kind of budget in the borders of district.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Balçova” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Balçova” questions in this guide. There are many places to visit in Balçova district. There is no historical artifact in Balçova district that has reached today. However, there are natural beauties in the district where you can spend time in peace. Thermal spa facilities, Balçova Cable Car, recreation areas, Behzat Tepe and Balçova Dam LakeMarine MuseumBalçova Therapy Forestİnciraltı City Forest and İnciraltı CoastlineManastır hiking trail are among the places that can be visited and seen in Balçova. On the other hand, Kemal Namlı Art House is one of the must-see places for art lovers in Balçova district.

Balçova has bus and ferry transportation alternatives. You can use ESHOT buses to visit different districts of the city. You can also use minibuses for inner transportation in the district. Balçova is only 15 kilometers away from İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport. Ferry transportation are available from Üçkuyular ferry pier in Balçova to Bostanlı, Karşıyaka district.

Check out the İzmir railway network map below :

Izmir Subway Map


Enes Sahin

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