Izmir is probably the most modern city in Turkey. One ideal meeting place in the city is Saat Kulesi, the Clock Tower of Izmir. I recommend taking the ferry from Alsancak to Karsiyaka for the fabulous views of the city. Or take a trip to Ilica or Cesme, both of which are about an hour's drive from Izmir. A stroll along the harbour, watching the little markets or a dip in the crystal clear waters – wonderful!