Yes, Izmir is a Turkish City right on the Aegean Sea. I spent a year just outside the city, at a base called Cigli, when I was in the military. The city is very crowded, and from what I can remember, it was kind of dirty and was like taking a trip back in time. The area has many ancient ruins sites, including the ancient city of Troy, which is still being excavated. So, if you are a history buff, you will definitely want to sign up for an excursion of this type, rather than seeing the city of Izmir.