The ancient town of Tire sits in the Aegean Region on the west coast of Turkey. This hillside town dates back to the Hittite times and is tucked away from the crowds to offer a peaceful escape.
Things to do in Tire
The Tire City Museum is located in the centre of town and exhibits multiple artefacts including Roman glass, ancient tombstones and Byzantine crosses. Learn about the historical and cultural heritage of Tire, as well as its centuries-old handicrafts, artworks and traditional clothing.
A 40-minute drive west of Tire sits the vastly beautiful Roman city of Ephesus. The area is bustling with museums and brimming with history, and the Ephesus Archaeological Museum provides a fascinating insight into the local area.
Similarly, Selcuk is a small town just west of Tire and is home to the Ayasuluk Fortress. Dating back to the Byzantine era, the fortress sits atop a hill and offers impressive views over the town.
Getting around Tire
Tire sits an hour south-east of the city of Izmir and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Hire a car from the airport and take a leisurely drive to Tire. Once there, you can explore the intimate city on foot.