ART, ARCHAEOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE IN KEMERALTI

A Half-Day Trip

Guide: Alexander van ECK
Duration: 1,5-2 hours
Date and Time: 10 September 2022, Saturday, 10:00-12:00
Max. Number of Participants: 25

ART, ARCHAEOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE IN KEMERALTI

The tour through the streets of the historic bazaar of Kemeraltı starts with tea at the charming Ali Paşa square with its famous marble fountain. From there it goes past historical houses and unexpected architectural details from the Ottoman era. Ultimately it leads us to the beautifully restored Salepçioğlu Camii. From there we head to the Izmir Archaeological Museum, which houses (among many other treasures) a little known masterpiece: the life-size bronze statue of a running athlete from the Hellenistic era. The trip will be guided by the scholar Alexander van Eck from Izmir Institute of Technology.