Izmir Bornova District Guide

Izmir City Guide

Bornova is one of the central district of İzmir with around four hundred fifty thousand population. The district is adjacent to Konak, Karşıyaka, Buca, Kemalpaşa and Menemen districts of the city. Bornova is a very important district with its university campuses, being at the center of various highways connections, hosting the Izmir Intercity Bus Station, natural beauties, historical values and industrial zones. Yeşilova Mound, the oldest settlement area of İzmir, also draws attention as an important historical heritage. Bornova district is also the lung of Izmir with its forests.

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

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




1.960 / km2

1,29 %

220 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Bornova? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Bornova, there are 2 state hospitals, 1 university hospital and 8 private hospitals. In addition, there are many medical centers such as eye hospitals, dialysis center, oncology center, oral and dental health clinics, physical therapy and rehabilitation centers in the district.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Bornova or real estate for rent in Bornova, you are on the right page. As of the end of September 2020 in İzmir, Bornova district, the prices of houses for sale have increased 23.43% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 115 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in İzmir province Bornova district as of the end of September 2020 were Karacaoğlan, Tuna, Gazi Osman Paşa, Rafet Paşa, Barbaros, respectively.

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

Check out the “Best places to visit in Bornova” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Bornova” questions in this guide. There are many historical and natural places to visit in Bornova district. Yeşilova Mound, which sheds light on the oldest known history of İzmir, is the most important historical place in Bornova district. Arkas Naval History CenterEge University Ethnography MuseumSanta Maria Catholic Church, Izmir Natural History MuseumBornova City Archive and MuseumSt. Mary Magdalene Anglican ChurchCharlton Whittall House and Ege University Book and Paper Arts Museum are other historical places to visit in the county. Homeros ValleyÇiçekliköy and YakaköyAşık Veysel Recreation Area are among the natural places to visit in Bornova. In addition, Forum Bornova is the first open-air shopping center located in Izmir. You can also go ice skating at Aşık Veysel Recreation Area Ice Rink.

Bornova has bus and railway transportation alternatives. You can use ESHOT buses and IZBAN metro to visit different districts of the city. You can also use minibuses for inner transportation in the district. Bornova is 30 kilometers away from İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport. Izmir Intercity Bus Terminal is also located in the district.

Check out the İzmir railway network map below :

Izmir Subway Map


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