Passenger boats ply between:
Konak/ Karsiyaka/ Konak, Konak/Bostanli/ Konak, Konak/Bayrakli/Konak, Goztepe/Karsiyaka/Goztepe (few departures a day) and ferry boats (for cars and passengers) Uckuyular/Bostanli/Uckuyular. In the summer, there are boat trips from Konak to Alman Adasi outside Urla, where there are swimming possibilities.
In addition, there are also minibus ("Dolmus") services usually outside the very central parts of Izmir.
Taxi in Turkey in general is quite reasonable. So, if you, as a visitor and do not have stressing budget limitations, it is an advisable means of transportation. You should of course remember that the taxi-driver turns on the "taksimetre" showing how much you should pay.
Must Visit Places
No matter you come here to work or as a tourist, Izmir will make you fall in love with it, within no time. Its’ been just a year since I lived there and I am already making plans for my next job in Izmir again.
During my stay there, I explored places, colonies, beautiful apartments, small coffee - fast food shops and cheap shopping markets. Below are a compilation for MUST-SEE MUST-DO things in and around Izmir.
This list will cost you about 100(INR) bucks.
1) Get yourself a Kent Kart and get down at random stations.
I am sure you will explore something even I couldn’t. The best ones - Bornova, Fahrettin Altay, Alsancak, Bayrakli, Sirinyer, Karsiyaka, Konak.
2) Stroll at Alsancak
Alsancak is the coolest street for people watching, trying street and café food, hottest clubs, cheap and luxury shopping. It has everything!