Located in Alsancak, the following recommended hotels for Conference participants are in walking distance of the the Dokuz Eylul University Rectorate Building, DESEM conference halls.

Renaissance Izmir Hotel

Zeniva Hotel

Vera Palas

Kordon Hotel Pasaport

Further hotel options in Alsancak can be found at




From Adnan Menderes Airport to Alsancak
Airport Shuttle (HAVAS)

For those arriving at Adnan Menderes Airport, the most convenient way would be taking the Havas shuttle bus to Alsancak. It takes approximately 60 minutes to Alsancak and the fare costs 10 TL (about 4€). For directions and more information, visit the  HAVAS webpage.


A taxi ride from the airport to Alsancak would cost around 75 TL (about 23€) and it takes about 30 minutes.


The IZBAN metro can also be used to travel from the airport to the Alsancak area. From the kiosks you can buy a disposable ticket. Please note that the IZBAN works from 05:34am to 00:04am. From Alsancak station you can take a taxi to your hotel. The fare should be around 20 TL (8€).

Airport Public Bus

You can take the number 202, from HAVAALANI to CUMHURIYET MEYDANI, which costs around 5 TL ( 2 – 3 €), and leaves the airport every hour.

From Coach Station to Alsancak
Travel Company Shuttles

For those arriving at the Izmir Coach Station, you can take the private shuttles of the travel companies’ that you traveled with to Alsancak for free.


We recommend taking the taxi to Alsancak which would cost around 30 TL (10€) and should take about 30 minutes.


Alternatively, you can get on the Dolmus/Minibüs (Minibus) to Alsancak. The trip costs around 3 TL (2€), and can be payed on the minibus.