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The venue

The workshop will take place at the Meeting Hall (see here; building highlighted in red) near the Biomedicine & Genome institute, which is at the following address:

Dokuz Eylül Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, 9 
Biyofizik Anabilim Dali
35340 Balcova Izmir

In order to help participants, Dokuz Eylül University is kindly providing buses from the five different hotels listed on the “Accommodation” page to the venue and back. Please see the following map.

Visa information

In order to check if you need a visa, please consult this link. If you do need a visa, you should specify "tourism" not "work" as this would imply that you are coming to work in Turkey to earn money.

For more details, please see the visa information for foreigners.

Getting to Dokuz Eylül University

Dokuz Eylül University is spread over various districts of Izmir, one of which is called Balcova, where the workshop will be held.

Arriving by plane

The Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is located is located about 19 km from city centre (approximately 23 minutes' driving distance).

There are two information desks within the international terminal, one in the departures check-in hall and the other in the arrivals hall. More information can also be found on the airport website.

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport
Tel: +90 232 455 0000
Fax: +90 232 274 6454

Taxi service at the airport

A taxi from the Adnan Menderes Airport to Izmir city centre will cost approximately 60 Turkish Lira (22 euro). Please note that there would be a surcharge after midnight.

In Izmir, taxi fees are calculated by adding a set amount per km onto the basic fare. Taxi drivers can give you an estimated cost of your trip based on the destination, but you may have to bargain to get the best fare.

Initial fee: 2.50 Turkish Lira (0.90 euro)
Fee per km: 2.25 Turkish Lira (0.80 euro)

Havaalanı taxi
Tel: +90 232 2742075
Email :

Bus service at the airport

It is possible to get from Izmir Adnan Menderes International airport to Alsancak (city centre of Izmir) via airport shuttle bus.

The airport shuttle bus (HAVAŞ) takes about one hour from the airport to the city centre (Alsancak) and costs 10 Turkish Lira (4 euro). More information can be found on this page (in the section for the destinataion Alsancak).

Tel: +90 232 274 22 76
Fax: +90 232 274 22 76

Train service at the airport

It is also possible to reach the city centre from the airport by local train. It takes about thirty minutes.

Tel: +90 (232) 398 32 32
Website:  (info in Turkish only)

Public transport

To travel by bus you can purchase a card called “Kentkart”, which can also be used for the Izmir metro system, local trains and boats.

The card can be bought at the bus ticket offices or in some shops. Just look for the sign "Kentkart". You pay a small amount for the card and then add some credit to spend on your travels. You place the card on a scanner beside the driver and the cost is deducted from your total credit.

With the Kentkart, instead of paying the full fare of 3 Turkish Lira (1.10 euro), a journey on the bus, metro or ferry will cost you only 1.50 Turkish Lira (0.55 euro). The Kentkart requires an initial deposit of 3 Turkish Lira (1.10 euro).

Alternatively, you can purchase a three-ride electronic ticket for 5.75 Turkish Lira (2.10 euro) or a five-ride ticket for 9.75 Turkish Lira (3.58 euro).

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
114, Rue du Rhône
Case postale 3174
1211 Geneva 3
Tel: +41 22 552 02 96