Discover Izmir Kordon

Discover Izmir Kordon

One of the first points that come to mind when Izmir is mentioned is Kordon, which has even been the subject of songs. The city residents and guests meet the sea, enjoy the wonderful sunset view, lie on the grass in summer and spring and enjoy the sun in Kordon. It  is among the symbols of Izmir. In Kordon, where there were Levantine houses with bay windows and marble stairs  and mastic mansions unique to Izmir, the architectural structures where you can find the traces of the past are still standing. There are many luxurious restaurants as well as bars, cafeterias and pubs appealing to every segment in Kordon.  There are both indoor and outdoor parts of the spaces. One of the things that come to mind when talking about Kordon is the phaetons located right near Cumhuriyet Square. The horse-drawn phaetons, which serve until 23:00, offer the opportunity to wander along the promenade.

Gündoğdu Square is also known as the gateway of Gündoğdu district in Alsancak to Kordon. The square, where luxury clothing stores, banks, cafes, pubs, and restaurants are located, is an area where you will witness the street life of the city more revitalized, especially in spring and summer. When you step into the square where concerts are also held, it means that you are just seconds away from enjoying Kordon.

The square, where the Gazi Statue, one of the works that has become the symbol of Izmir, is one of the most important and famous squares of the city. Ceremonies and parades are held in Izmir’s historical days and national holidays in the area surrounded by five-star accommodation facilities, post office building and Passport Pier in Izmir, and concerts are held in various periods.

The Atatürk Museum in Kordon is also one of the must-visit places in this region. The museum building on 1 Kordon Atatürk Street in İzmir is one of the most beautiful examples of the 19th century Neoclassical form. This building, which Mustafa Kemal Atatürk used as the house where he stayed when he visited the city between 1930 and 1934, still welcomes visitors in all its glory today.


Kordon is located in the province of İzmir. You can easily reach the Izmir coastline by bus number 163 from Izmir bus station. If you want to reach the region by subway, you can get off at Alsancak stop and connect to the cord from there. Subway passes from Izmir airport.

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Enes Sahin

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