Yoıu can reach easily to the congress venue, Ege University, Science Faculty, conference Hall, from all part of Izmir with metro. Metro station name is Ege University station.
Transportation in Izmir is provided by "Izmir Card". "Izmir Card" is used in the metro station, steamship, izban and tramway. You can get the Izmir card from the kiosks located at these stations. Izmir card price is 7 Turkish liras and this card must have in at least 20 Turkish liras for transportation.
Transportation from the airport:
Transportation is provided from the airport to Ege University by Izban and ESHOT. ESHOT is Izmir city bus and Izban is train station. Firstly, you must get on Izban from the airport. When you arrive at Halkapınar station, you must get off and pass to the metro station. You should ride the metro from Halkapınar and get off at Ege University. The Congress Hall is 5 minutes from Ege University to the metro station. Secondly, there is transportation from the airport to the Congress Hall with Eshot. You should get on bus line Eshot 204. When you arrive at Bornova metro station, you must get off the eshot 204 bus and pass to the metro station. You must get off the metro when you arrive at Ege University metro station.
Transportation from the bus station:
There is eshot from the bus station to Congress Hall of Ege University. You should get on bus line 505. When you arrived at the Bornova Eshot station, you should pass the metro station and get on the metro. Then get off Ege University metro station.
Link to University and conference location
The Organizing Committee have the pleasure and the honour of welcoming you in Izmir- Turkey, for the 7thEurasian Ornithological congress.
Conference will be held in Ege University, Izmir -Turkey. According to CWUR World University Rankings, Ege University is ranked at 616th in internationally and at 4th, in nationally. Located at the west of Turkey and on the Aegean shores, İzmir, the pearl of the Aegean, is the third largest city in Turkey. With its 8.500 year history, fertile land, favourable climate, 629 km coastline, 300 sunny days a year, a sea that offers every shade of blue and the heritage left behind by the 32 civilizations it has been a home to. İzmir is ready for you to discover its beauty, nature and hospitality. The city holds 6 different universities. Izmir holds a lot of natural and Historical values.
Natural Values of the City:
Gediz Delta is an extensive wetland ecosystem situated in the Izmir Bay. The total area of the delta is about 40.000 Ha consisting of approximately 40% wetland and 60% farmlands and hills. The delta, besides having Turkey’s largest active marine saline, possesses a myriad of habitats including extensive mud flats, sand beaches with Salicornia vegetation and seashells, coastal marshes, lagoons, extensive salt marshes, agricultural lands, pastures. The delta is a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA), Ramsar site, satisfies IBA criteria for 32 bird species and holds important populations of some globally threatened species. The delta hosts 117 different breeding bird species and over 300 bird species. The delta is famous for a lot of species. These included are Flamingos-Phoenicopterus roseus(about 18,000 breeding pairs), Dalmatian Pelicans-Pelecanus crispus(164 breeding pairs) , Little Bittern (Ixobrycus minutus), Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna), Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni), Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus), Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis), Little Tern (Sterna albifrons), Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica), Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybridus), Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola), Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus), Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin (Cercotichas galactotes), Black-eared wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica), Zitting cisticola (Cisticola juncidis), Cinereous Bunting (Emberiza cineracea), and many more. During the congress, there will be an excursion to the delta.
Foça islands and islets: The site is a Specially Protected Area –SPA and it is famous for breeding Mediterranean monk seals (Monachus monachus) and Shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis).
Dilek Peninsula and Buyuk Menderes Delta National park:
The site is the last known location of for Anatolian leopard, and hosts Caracals (Caracal caracal), Mediterranean monk seals (Monachus monachus), Indian Crested Porcupines (Hystrix indica), approximately about 300 birds species, and more than 750 plant species among which 17 are point-endemic plants.
Historical values of the Izmir city.
Historical monuments and sites included are;
Ephesus and Celcius library (https://www.visitizmir.org/en/district/selcuk/nasil-gelmeli/-812712),
The house of the Virgin Mary (https://www.visitizmir.org/tr/ilce/selcuk/nasil-gelmeli/meryem-ana-evi) ,
Pergamon Akropol and (https://www.visitizmir.org/en/page/ne-yapmali/-942339/-464846/-414019) Asklepion (https://www.visitizmir.org/en/page/ne-yapmali/-942339/-464846/-604938) Ruins,
Beaches of Izmir:
Some of the beaches of Izmir is famous with gold like sand particles and turquoise coloured seas.