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CompasSU'r Future
AEGEE-Izmir | AEGEE-Çanakkale
Type Travel Summer University (TSU)
Thematic category History
Theme Sunway The Unxpected Journey
Cities visited İzmir, Özdere, Fethiye
Dates
From Tuesday, August 13th
To Tuesday, August 27th
Event fee 180€
Participants 40
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Optional fee 30€
Optional fee used for Aquapark and Yacht Tour
Alternative programme to the optional fee City sightseeing
Confirmation Send copy of the ticket OR pay 100% of the fee in advance
Lodging Dormitories, Beach camps, Hostels, Gyms
Provided meals Breakfast, dinner
Contact email infoaegeeizmir.com
Coordinator phone (+90)5077467288
University support No
Suitable for disabled participants No
Languages used English & Sindebele
Activities
*Olive Oil Dishes
*Wine
*Backpacking
*Morning Gymnastic
*Aqua Park
*Swimming
*Yacht Tour
*Aegean Sea
*Skin Care
*Turkish Bath
*Sand Bath
*Sun Bath
*Mud Bath
*Herbal Life
*Night Life
*The fabulous ambient of Aegean
*Workshops and social activities about Ancient Aegean
Lectures about History,Myths and Legends
Ideal participant
(The Nonideal Participants) :

It is forbidden to be;

*Boring
*Narrow-minded
*Lazy
*Passive
*Slothful

for compasSU'r future. If you are not, you are invited!!!
Pictures (click to view)

Event description
Somewhere in Europea year 2053,

(A man who is living his last moment and talking to his son)

The AEGEEAN: (Takes a deep breath and calls his son to tell a secret ) Son… There is only one part of my life that I have never told you before. 40 years ago, I would have never thought that 180 euro( do not forget the 30 euro extra fee, please) could change my life this much. My story started somewhere not so far from here; it took place in Turkey. Turkey was not a member of European Union back then. When I was making plans for SU, I saw Turkey on the list. I realised that I have never ridden a camel, seen a hareem or explored the oriental culture, so I have choosen AEGEE-İzmir. I was mistaken but my choice was right. Turkey has surprised me with its sleepless nights, crazy parties, delicious meals and welcoming people. But that is not the most important part of my story!

Son asked: What...? What was the most important part???

(The AEGEEAN saving his last breath for his last words and says: You have to find the answer yourself. GO!... Go and discover the turquois.
Places visited
Izmir
Izmir, the city which is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World...
"I am 8,500 years old..." says the city of Homer...

The legendary female warriors, the Amazons, founded Izmir, or Smyrna as it was called in Ancient Times, according to one story. Alternatively, according to another tale, the Lelegs established it. The city is located on the Aegean Coast in the west of Turkey, and the city is the biggest and most important settlement in the Aegean Region. Izmir, which has managed to modernize whilst preserving its archaeological and historical assets, is an important trade centre, because of its port. The diversity of activities and resources that Izmir is able to provide makes it a very attractive area for tourism. It boasts both spas with healing thermal waters, and the deep blue sea with beaches displaying the safety symbol of the blue flag.

Izmir resonates with the water and the wind. Benefiting from the breeze from the Aegean Sea, Izmir enjoys a well-deserved reputation due to sights and ruins such as Bergama (Pergamon), Çeşme, Foça, Kemalpaşa, Selçuk, Tire and Urla, which are outstanding in terms of the richness of their natural and historical assets.
It offers visitors many options for a unique holiday experience. Its geographical location means that Izmir enjoys a Mediterranean climate plus natural beauty, a rich cultural and historical heritage, beaches, thermal waters and spas. In addition, it boasts a rich cuisine, featuring grapes, figs, olives, citrus fruits and seafood, as well as the legacies left by civilizations over thousands of years.

The city, known as "Beautiful Izmir" in Turkey, is located at the start of a long and narrow gulf, decorated with yachts, passenger ships and gulf steamers. It has a warm climate and the cooling sea breeze in the summer takes away the burning heat of the sun. Izmir, which enjoys a special cultural and historical identity, is the third largest city in Turkey. Its port, located inside the gulf, is the second largest in Turkey. As a lively and cosmopolitan city, it occupies a significant place in Turkey's cultural life with the International Arts Festival and International Fair.
The whole of the coastal road is enchanting. The districts of Alsancak and Karşıyaka are areas offering great opportunities to meet the locals in the many restaurants, cafes and along walking paths.
Ephesus
One of the seven wonders of the antiquty, Temple of Artemis, at Ephesus
Ephesus was an ancient city on the west coast of Anatolia, near present-day Selcuk, Izmir Province. The city which was situated at the beginning of the Persian Royal Road has survived sufficiently enough to enable us to understand the ancient way of life in Ephesus. It is one of the cities which played an impressive role in the beginnings of Christianity and during the period of its proliferation (St.John Church and the shrine of the Virgin Mary). Owing to its wonderful position and associated ports, Ephesos became Anatolia's most significant trading centre. The Temple of Artemis, which was considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is situated on the edge of this small town. The Celsus library, a theatre, a stadium, a gymnasium, temples and the famous baths are responsible for this city becoming a sports, religious, cultural and entertainment centre, especially in the Roman times.
Ölüdeniz
Ölüdeniz is the archetypal picture-postcard beach backed by dramatic pine-clad hills. Literally translated as 'dead sea', the stunning lagoon is a protected area, ensuring that its natural beauty is preserved. There is a small entrance charge to use the lagoon beach and only non-motorised watersports are allowed. The main resort beach is a long stretch of coarse sand and shingle beach known as Belceğiz. Most of the houses, built in the traditional local Muğla style, are set back from the beachfront. There is a strip alongside the seafront promenade with a number of relaxing bars and restaurants, serving local and international cuisine. Shops stay open well into the night. It is a perfect family resort, great for a laid-back beach holiday, with plenty of facilities but not too much development. Boats depart from the bay for trips around the surrounding coast. Paragliding is a big draw with the descent from the Babadağ mountains to land on Belceğiz beach, rating as one of the best in the world.
Fethiye
In history Fethiye was known as the "Untouched Virgin of the Lands Lights" and today it is as if all the magnificence of the entire Mediterranean was concentrated in the bay of Fethiye: Its islands ,coves, long sandy beaches, and the entire riches of its history and natural beauty are before yopu to explore .With its excellent seas, highly developed facilities, and entertainment beyond belief, it is a paradise that caters to your possible requirement for remarkable holiday. The most impressive ancients ruins, the best sites for pragliding and water sports, most magnificent bays and beaches come together at Fethiye, along with mouth watering gastronomy.

Fethiye is a traditional market town set around a beautiful natural harbour. It is a large centre for scuba diving. Boats depart from here for day trips around the stunning coastline. The most popular boat trip is the twelve islands boat trip, which is an extremely relaxing way to spend the day, touring the beautiful coves and islands of the Gulf of Fethiye, with breaks for lunch and swimming. Life here continues all year around, and recently, many British nationals have chosen to make this relaxed area their home. There are a number of hotels in the town itself, which mostly attract older couples, who enjoy the traditional lifestyle and also like the fact that it is flat and easy to get around. There is a greater variety of shops in the narrow streets of the bazaar area, Paspatour, offering more competitive prices than those in any of the resorts. This area is also lively in the evening with a multitude of Turkish bars and live music. There is no beach in Fethiye itself although there are hotels which have access to the sea for swimming. Once the site of Telmessos, all that remains from this ancient city, are the Lycian rock tombs which overlook the modern town, a couple of Lycian sarcophagi and a small Roman theatre.

Çalış Beach
The nearest beach to Fethiye is Çalış beach, a pebble and coarse sand beach in a beatiful setting, which can be reached by boat or dolmuş from the town center. The seafront promenade with its hotels and restaurants is closed to traffic during the summer, making it safe for children. The resort has expanded around the beach, and has a relaxed feel popular with families and older couples.