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AEGEE-Istanbul | AEGEE-Izmir


Type Travel Summer University (TSU)
Thematic category History
Theme Historical Co-operation
Cities visited Istanbul, Izmir, Ozdere, Cesme

Date & Fee:

From Monday, August 25th
To Monday, September 8th
Event fee 210€
Participants 35

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General Info:

Optional fee 40€
Optional fee used for Aquapark, Boat Party and Yacht Tour
Alternative program City sightseeing
Confirmation Send copy of the ticket OR pay 100% of the fee in advance
Lodging Gym, Dormitories, Hostel
Provided meals Breakfast, dinner
Contact email suaegee-izmir.org
Coordinator phone 00905438596042
University support No
Suitable for disabled participants No
Required special equipment Sleeping Bag, Matters
Languages used English

Activities Swimming On Princes Island, Ozdere Beach

Biking in Princes Island

Old city tour(Blue Mosque, Basilic Sistern, Dolmabahçe palace,Beylerbeyi Palace,Egypt Bazaar,Grand Bazaar,The City Wall,Rumeli Castle)

Turkish Bath

Boat Party

Boat Tour

Beach events

Sightseeing in Izmir

Historical Izmir Trip

Sun Bath

Aquapark

Thematic parties

Ideal participant (The Nonideal Participants) :



It is forbidden to be;



*Boring

*Narrow-minded

*Lazy

*Passive

*Slothful



for Turcoperation : SUltans on the Way. If you are not, you are invited!!!

Pictures:


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Event description:

Hey You my Summerfriend!



Get ready to have a BIG BITE from Turkish History !

A city that magic happens.

A city that links Asia and Europe together with its breattaking bosphorus .

A city that with its 19.000.000 population, never sleeps.

A city that people fall in love with.

A city that people call “The pearl of the West”



AEGEE-İstanbul with its dinazour spirit and AEGEE-İzmir with its offering you a summer university that will crash your life.

Wonderful antient places named “do not die before seeing” is welcoming you, we prepared for you an amazing programme which you will feel AEGEE spirit with magnificent Turkish history !!!



When you are going back to your home :

You will fall in love with Istanbul and the fabulous ambient of Aegean!

You will swim between Europe and Asia

You will be lost in the fascinating history of Turkish culture.

You will swim and hike to Princess Island

You will party in the best clubs of Istanbul’s and Izmir’s crazy night life.

Get your luggage and Come to our Summer University. Get your bite from İstanbul and Izmir.


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.
Ozdere
Özdere is a Turkish town in the Menderes district of İzmir Province on the Aegean coast. It is a quiet holiday resort. It is on the Kuşadası-Selçuk-Seferihisar-Urla road. It is possible to enjoy green of nature and blue of the sea in Özdere.
Cesme
Çeşme is located 85 km west of İzmir, the largest metropolitan center in Turkey's Aegean Region. Çeşme is a coastal town and the administrative centre of the district of the same name in Turkey's westernmost end. Çeşme district has two neighboring districts, Karaburun to the north and Urla to the east, both of which are also part of İzmir Province. The fish also abundant both in variety and quantity along Çeşme district's coastline.
İstanbul
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart. The city forms one of the largest urban agglomerations in Europe and is the third-largest city in the world by population within city limits. Istanbul's vast area of 5,343 square kilometers is coterminous with Istanbul Province, of which the city is the administrative capital.Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosphorus—one of the world's busiest waterways—in northwestern Turkey, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia.

Founded on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BC as Byzantium, the city now known as Istanbul developed to become one of the most significant cities in history. For nearly sixteen centuries following its reestablishment as Constantinople in 330 AD, it served as the capital of four empires: the Roman Empire (330–395), the Byzantine Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). It was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times, before the Ottomans conquered the city in 1453 and transformed it into an Islamic stronghold and the seat of the last caliphate. Although the Republic of Turkey established its capital in Ankara, palaces and imperial mosques still line Istanbul's hills as visible reminders of the city's previous central role.

Istanbul's strategic position along the historic Silk Road,rail networks to Europe and the Middle East, and the only sea route between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean have helped foster an eclectic populace, although less so since the establishment of the Republic in 1923. Overlooked for the new capital during the interwar period, the city has since regained much of its prominence. The population of the city has increased tenfold since the 1950s, as migrants from across Anatolia have flocked to the metropolis and city limits have expanded to accommodate them. Arts festivals were established at the end of the 20th century, while infrastructure improvements have produced a complex transportation network.

Approximately 11.6 million foreign visitors arrived in Istanbul in 2012, two years after it was named a European Capital of Culture, making the city the world's fifth-most-popular tourist destination. The city's biggest draw remains its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but its cultural and entertainment hub can be found across the city's natural harbor, the Golden Horn, in the Beyoğlu district. Considered a global city, Istanbul is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies in the world. It hosts the headquarters of many Turkish companies and media outlets and accounts for more than a quarter of the country's gross domestic product. Hoping to capitalize on its revitalization and rapid expansion, Istanbul bid for the Summer Olympics five times in twenty years.