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İzmir: Turkey's Third Largest City

İZMİR City TURKEY

Serdar SEN
Serdar SEN
219 VŪZ 6 5
2 months ago

İzmir is Turkey's third largest city and the largest in its Aegean Region.  The city is situated on the Gulf of İzmir just north of Çeşme, a giant peninsula which extends westward into the Aegean Sea.  The city was known as Smyrna for centuries, its name changing only in 1930, shortly after the formation of the Turkish Republic.  It has long been one of the most important cities of the eastern Mediterranean Sea; only Athens (Greece) is larger and not by much.  

Flamingos Near İzmir

Flying with Flamingos

Alp Karagulle
Alp Karagulle
5.2k VŪZ 94 64
2 years ago

In this mesmerizing video, contributor Burak Buyukbayrakt managed to use a drone to film a rather large group of flamingoes on a glass-smooth body of water near Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey and the largest in its Aegean (western) Region.  Flamingoes are wading birds which are found natively around South America, Africa, and the Middle East.  The aerial footage of these graceful creatures flying over the reflective and glass-smooth water is truly epic! 

Ancient Ephesus

Ephesus Antic City

Alp Karagulle
Alp Karagulle
2.3k VŪZ 43 28
2 years ago

Turkish aerial videographer and contributor Alp Karagulle brought his drone to the ancient Greek city of Ephesus which is located a few km inland from Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in the İzmir Province. The city, which was built in the 10th century BC, is one of the world's most well-preserved ancient metropolises.  One of the top tourist destinations in Turkey's Aegean Region, Ephesus is particularly known for being the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  

Turkey's Lake Bafa

Lake BAFA - Ancient City of Herakleia

ezgierol
ezgierol
1.1k VŪZ 18 20
7 months ago

Contributor Ezgierol used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this magnificent video of one of the most important lakes in Turkey.  The lake is part of the Bafa Lake Nature Preserve, which straddles the Muğla and Aydin Provinces of southwestern Turkey.  Prior to the Classical Period, the lake was actually part of a gulf of the Aegean Sea.  You'll also see some epic aerial footage of the ruins of Herakleia, an ancient city which is an important cultural landmark of the region.

Football Celebration in İzmir

Göztepe Spor kulübü 92. Anniversary Ceremony Anamorphics ( Director’s Cut )

anilelci
anilelci
142.0k VŪZ 33 27
2 years ago

Contributor Elci Creative created this epic drone video of a massive celebration of a Turkish football team in the Guztepe section of the city of Izmir.  Izmir is situated in the middle of the Aegean coast of western Turkey, and is the capital of the province of the same name.  It is the third largest city in the country, after Istanbul and the capital city Ankara.  As you will appreciate from this video, the football fans of Guztepe LOVE their professional team; this celebration included 1 million flares!

Ancient Sardis, Capital of Lydia

Ancient City of Sardes - 4K

jesus_tr
jesus_tr
963 VŪZ 15 20
a month ago

Here's a fantastic aerial view of one of the most important ancient ruins sights in Turkey, compliments of top contributor jesus_tr.  It's from the ruins of the ancient city of Sardis in Manisa, one of the (inland) provinces which makes up the Aegean Region of western Turkey.  Sardis was said to be founded by the sons of Hercules.  Later it was the capital of the kingdom of Lydia, one of the most important of the Antiquity.  Still later, it earned frequent mention in the New Testament.  

Kütahya Province: Aizanoi

Aizanoi - Ancient Greek City in Kütahya

iskenderfilm
iskenderfilm
2.0k VŪZ 33 21
9 months ago

Aizanoi is an ancient city in the Kütahya province of western Turkey.  It was built by the Greeks and continued to be an important administrative center into Roman times.  Due to its well preserved ruins of a temple and a stadium complex, the city has been submitted to UNESCO for designation as a World Heritage site.  In this Drone Video of the Week nominee, contributor Iskenderfilm gives us a bird's eye view of this ancient city, which sits on the Penkalas River.

Kitesurfing in Ayvalik

AYVALIK KİTE SURF

pascha
pascha
764 VŪZ 17 12
2 years ago

Contributor Pascha used a drone to capture some epic kitesurfing action off the coast of Western Turkey.  Ayvalik is a coastal town in the Balıkesir Province on the Aegean Sea, on the northern end of the Aegean Region.  It's surrounded by a number of smaller islands.  As you'll see in the video, the area has caught the attention of the world's kitesurfers.  Prepare to be amazed not only by the kitesurfing but the incredible camera work capturing these fast-moving targets! 

The Coast of Muğla Province

Muğla- Great spot to see in Turkey

fatihyedikardes
fatihyedikardes
256 VŪZ 11 9
2 months ago

Check out this stunning drone video of southwestern Turkey, compliments of contributor fatihyedikardes.  It was shot on the Aegean Sea coastline of Muğla, one of the provinces which makes up Turkey's Aegean Region.  The province is home to some of the country's top beach destinations.  In addition to its spectacular beaches, the province features a treasure trove of ancient ruins.  For example, at about the :40 mark in the video, you'll see the famous Tomb of Amyntas in the city of Fethiye. 

Sailing in İzmir

İzmir Arkas Sailing Race

Burak BÜYÜKBAYRAKTAR
Burak BÜYÜKBAYRAKTAR
2.1k VŪZ 21 22
8 months ago

Izmir is the largest city in Turkey's Aegean region and the third largest city in the country overall.   Among other roles, it is the epicenter of the world of Turkish sailing, which is one of the largest in the world.  Contributor Burak BÜYÜKBAYRAKT used a drone to film the Arkas sailing race, which is held off the city's coastline.  It's a major event in the sailing world, and his video does an outstanding job of capturing the excitement which surrounds the competition.

Muğla Province: Akyaka

AKYAKA / MUĞLA - TURKEY

57a9837d4119dda27be951e2
57a9837d4119dda27be951e2
232 VŪZ 15 8
3 years ago

While most of the best-known spots in Western Turkey are on the sea, the interior of the region offers some spectacular scenery.  In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of Muğla province, which has a tiny bit of coastline along the Aegean but is mostly inland.  It's a land of beautiful lakes, marshes, and spectacular mountains.  While some of the provinces most popular resorts are on the seaside, as you'll see from the video the province's hinterlands are simply spectacular. 

Muğla Province: Bodrum

Bodrum is Unique

ozzy0512
ozzy0512
161 VŪZ 11 6
2 years ago

Contributor Ozzy0512 created this beautiful drone video of the Turkish Aegean Sea coast in the area of Bodrum.  Bodrum, which is part of the Muğla Province of southwestern Turkey, is home to some of Turkey's greatest cultural treasurers.  The area has been inhabited for many millennia and was the site of the Tomb of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  Nowadays, Bodrum is probably at least as well known being home to some of the world's best sailing waters.  

Ephesus: House of the Virgin Mary

Ephesus - Virgin Mary - Selcuk

jesus_tr
jesus_tr
372 VŪZ 12 8
8 months ago

The House of the Virgin Mary is near the location of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, outside of Selçuk, Turkey.  These famous ruins, which are considered to be both a Catholic and Muslim shrine, were discovered in the 19th century and believed by many to the home of the Virgin Mary in the last years of your life.  Videographer Jesus_tr filmed this modest but important shrine in this beautiful drone video.  Ephesus is part of the Izmir Province on Turkey's western (Aegean) coast.

Alaçatı: Turkey's Windsurfing Paradise

Alaçatı - One of the best windsurfing place

jesus_tr
jesus_tr
128 VŪZ 8 6
8 months ago

Western Turkey has long been closely connected with the world of sailing; some of the world's best sailing waters lie off its Aegean Sea coastline.  In recent decades, the same conditions have led to a very large windsurfing culture.  The steady winds and generally calm but always beautiful torquoise waters represent ideal conditions for windsurfers.  And so they have come.  In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of Alacati, one of the epicenters of the Aegean Turkey windsurfing scene.  

Bodrum: Hapimag Resort

Bodrum Hapimag Resort Sea Garden drone footage in 4K

dronesantana007
dronesantana007
397 VŪZ 8 8
5 months ago

Hapimag Resort Bodrum is an upscale vacation getaway on Turkey's famed Aegean Sea coastline. The unique venue, which can be seen in this drone video by dronesantana007, boasts 5 pools, 3 beaches, 12 restaurants, and even a little village for guests nestled between the turqoise waters of the Aegean Sea and an evergreen pine grove. Bodrum is one of the prime beach towns in Turkey's Aegean Region; it's situated in the province of Muğla near the southwestern "corner" of the country.  

İzmir Çamlık Railway Museum

Steam Power Trains Museum

Alp Karagulle
Alp Karagulle
996 VŪZ 18 13
2 years ago

Contributor and drone pilot Alp Karagulle created this awesome aerial of one of the world's most well known outdoor train museums.  The Çamlık Railway Museum is located near Izmir, Turkey's third largest city and the largest in its Aegean (western) region.  It maintains one of the largest collections of steam trains in the world.  About half of the museum's locomotives are exhibited in a turntable.  The museum's collection includes a locomotive which was involved in Turkey's deadliest train accident, in 1957.

Volcanic Rock Formations near Kula

Kula Fairy Chimneys - 4K

jesus_tr
jesus_tr
156 VŪZ 6 8
a month ago

Here's an amazing aerial view of some stunning rock formations in western Turkey, compliments of top contributor jesus_tr.  It's called Yanıkyöre (translated, "burnt land"), and it's a family of volcanic cones near the town of Kula in the Manisa Province.  Once virtually unknown, the area has been "discovered" recently and is increasingly seen as a western (Turkey) version of the famous Cappadocia chimneys in Central Anatolia.  The area is now part of a geopark which has been certified by UNESCO.  

İzmir Clock Tower

Birds are dancing with İzmir Clock Tower

jesus_tr
jesus_tr
427 VŪZ 11 10
7 months ago

Contributor jesus_tr created this beautiful drone video from one of the most recognized landmarks in İzmir, Turkey's third largest city.  The tower is located in the city's Konak district, the core of its downtown zone.  Standing 25 meters (just over 80 ft.) tall, the tower was completed at the turn of the 20th century to commemorate the silver jubilee of the reigning Ottoman Emperor.  It was a gift from Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II, who was pursuing a policy of alignment with Turkey.  

Dalyan: Aegean Resort Town

Muğla Dalyan / TURKEY Teaser With İnspire

Oset Medya
Oset Medya
1.1k VŪZ 9 12
4 months ago

Check out this stunning drone video from southwestern Turkey, compliments of contributor Oset Medya.  It was shot with a DJI Inspire 1 drone.  Dalyan is a small town in the Muğla Province.  The town was the center of a controversy in the 1980's when developers proposed a resort that would have impinged on the breeding ground for a rare type of sea turtle.  The project was eventually shelved following an international outcry, and the area is now protected under Turkish law.  

Karaburun Peninsula: Nardlidere

Narlıdere - Izmir Mavic Pro bird's-eye shot

mystnami
mystnami
120 VŪZ 8 7
4 months ago

Check out this beautiful drone video from Narlıdere, a city on Turkey's western coastline.  The city sits on the north side of Karaburun, a giant peninsula which juts into the Aegean Sea.  It's located just to the west of İzmir, Turkey's third largest city after Istanbul and Ankara. Narlıdere is considered part of Greater İzmir; it's one of the nine districts which make up the city.  The video was created by contributor mystnami, who used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create it.  

Göcek: Ancient Town of Fethiye

Flight over the sea Göcek II Muğla II Turkey

TerranGoruntu
TerranGoruntu
1.6k VŪZ 13 13
9 months ago

Check out this stunning drone video from a small town in the Muğla Province of southwestern Turkey, compliments of contributor TerranGoruntu.  It was shot around the town of Göcek, in the Fethiyet district of the province.  The ancient town is tied to the legend of Icarus; it's said he landed here after his famous flight.  Today, it's in the heart of the Torquoise Coast of modern-day Turkey and near the epicenter of the region's yachting scene, one of the most well-known in the world.  

Urla District, Çeşme Peninsula

PENINSULA

Burak BÜYÜKBAYRAKTAR
Burak BÜYÜKBAYRAKTAR
1.4k VŪZ 20 12
2 years ago

Check out this beautiful drone video from a prominent landmass known as the Çeşme Peninsula in western Turkey.  The giant appendage to the mainland juts out westward into the Aegean Sea just south of the city of İzmir, Turkey's third-largest city and the largest in its Aegean Region.  The spot in the video is near the town of Demircili Koyu.  It's situated in the Urla District, on the southern end of an isthmus which connects the eastern and western ends of the great peninsula.  

Alaçatı: Turkish Aegean Port Town

Port Alaçatı 2018

afterfifty50
afterfifty50
65 VŪZ 5 4
7 months ago

Alaçatı is considered one of the most traditional well preserved towns in western Turkey.  It is situated near the arrow-shaped western tip of the Çeşme Peninsula, a large extension of mainland Turkey into the Aegean Sea.  Alaçatı is near the heart of the substantial Turkish yachting scene which lines its western (Aegean) coastline, and its marina is one of the most well known in the region.  You can check out this beautiful Turkish port town from above in this drone video from contributor Afterfifty50.

Lake Bafa

Bafa Lake - Cinematic v2

tntrmedia
tntrmedia
1.8k VŪZ 20 12
8 months ago

Prepare to be blown away by this stunning drone video from one of Turkey's largest lakes.  Bafa Lake is located in the southwestern part of the country, in the Muğla Province.  It's part of the Lake Bafa Nature Park, one of the largest parks in Turkey's Aegean region.  Bafa is a saltwater lake, and at one time was not a lake at all - until some time in the first millennium BC, it was a gulf in the Aegean Sea.  During that time, sediment from the Büyük Menderes River closed it off from the sea.

Pedasa: Ancient Ionian City

Pedesa Ancient City, Bodrum, Turkey

Aykut Akyuz
Aykut Akyuz
771 VŪZ 10 13
7 months ago

Contributor Aykut Akyuz created this beautiful drone video of an ancient ruins site in southwestern Turkey.  Pedasa was a city in the historical region of Caria, which covered a portion of Western Anatolia (now, the Aegean Region of Turkey).  The site is near the modern-day town of  Gökçeler, in the Muğla Province which covers the southwestern "corner" of Turkey.  Pedasa was one of the cities which rebelled against the ruling Persian Empire during the Ionian Revolt of the 5th century BC. 

Dalyan's Marshy Wetlands

Dalyan Turkey Aerial @ Hyperdrone

yucelozel
yucelozel
176 VŪZ 13 9
3 years ago

Dalyan is amongst the top natural treasures of Turkey.  Located in the Muğla Province in the southwestern parts of the country, between Marmaris and Fethiye (among Turkey's best-known beach towns) Dalyan is home to a vast wetland area just interior from the Aegean coastline.  As is often the case with coastal wetlands, it's a haven for numerous bird species, and considered one of the best bird-watching destinations.  You can see this area and its many attractions in this drone video by yucelozel.  

The Datça Peninsula

Datca Peninsula 2017

tahiragaoglu
tahiragaoglu
163 VŪZ 7 8
a month ago

The geography of western Turkey is distinguised by a series of peninsulas which jut out westwards into the Aegean Sea. The best known of these is the Çeşme Peninsula, which sits just south of the city of İzmir.  In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Datça Peninsula, which lies well to the south of its more well known "cousin".  Also called the Reşadiye Peninsula, it extends about 80 km (around 50 mi.) from the "mainland" in the Muğla Province.  

Kiteboarding in Turkey's Aegean Region

Kitesurf in Alaçatı

secoko
secoko
332 VŪZ 10 9
2 years ago

Turkey's Aegean Region has become one of the world's top spots for sailing and yachting, so it's perhaps not surprising that the area has also emerged as one of the world's hottest spots for kiteboarding (also known as kitesurfing).  The steady winds and relatively calm waters have captured the attention of the growing worldwide kitesurfing community, and if you watch this droone video by contributor secoko you'll see why.  It was shot off the coast of Alaçatı, on the north side of the Çeşme Peninsula.  

Göcek: Heart of Turkey's Yachting Country

Göcek marine Turkey

secoko
secoko
384 VŪZ 11 10
2 years ago

Check out this stunning drone video of a port village on Turkey's western (Aegean Sea) coast, compliments of contributor secoko.  It's called Göcek, and it's situated in the Muğla Province near the better-known town of Fethiye, near the southwestern "corner" of the country.  The town, which features prominently in the ancient legend of Icarus, is now associated with yachting.  It is home to six marina's and is in the heart of Turkey's "yachting country".  

Cargo Ship near İzmir

Lonely Ship with İzmir View - 4K

jesus_tr
jesus_tr
340 VŪZ 5 10
2 months ago

Contributor jesus_tr created this phenomenal drone video of a containership off the coast of İzmir in western Turkey.  One of Turkey's oldest cities, İzmir has been one of the most important eastern Mediterranean ports for milennia.  Turkey's third largest city and the largest in the country's Aegean Region, it's also the country's largest container port.  The city sits at the head of the Gulf of Izmir and features one of the region's finest natural harbors. 

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