Silversea Luxury Cruises A Izmir

Formerly known as Smyrna, Izmir is Turkey's third largest city and its major port on the Aegean. Settlements can be traced as far back as 3000 B.C., but most of the remains from its long and eventful history have been swept away by war, fire and earthquakes. In recent times, it was the disastrous fire in 1922 that caused the city to be rebuilt in a modern style, leaving few historic remains. View more

Before the great fire and a Greek invasion, the city, still known then as Smyrna, was the most Western and cosmopolitan of Turkish cities. Many foreign diplomats, traders, merchants and sailors made their homes here. Among famous early citizens included the poet Homer, the founder of Western literature. After wars of destruction, the city lay in ruins until Alexander the Great refounded Smyrna on Mount Pagus, a fortification that still crowns a hill in the center of the modern city. Izmir lies at a central position on the western coast of Asia Minor in the Gulf of Izmir, which forms one of the finest bays in the Aegean region. Backed to the east and south by mountains, the city enjoys a dramatic setting. Private arrangements for independent sightseeing may be requested through the Shore Concierge Office on board.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.