Craddle of Love & Poetry: Aiolis


Are you ready to discover the birthplace of the lyric poetry, the cradle of love and music? Then Aiolis is the right address for your journey. Aiolis is the Greek region has has been reigned along the west and northwest coasts of the Asia Minor. It is the area mentioned in Herodotus’ stories, comprised of 12 aiol cities and many islands. Being the mother of the 12 aiol cities such as Smyrna, Again, Cyme, Larissa and many more; Aiolis is the place to discover the secrets of ancient era of Anatolia.

When should I go to Aiolis?

Aiolis is greeting its visitor with its glory and elegance in all seasons. In order to enjoy the best weather and great nature scenes, you can visit in spring.

Where is Aiolis?

Aiolis is the region that stands in the western parts of the Asia Minor, occupying the Aegean coasts.

How can I go to Aiolis?

The closest airports are Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and Balikesir Koca Seyit Airport. From these cities, you can take a tour or drive to the lands of Aiolis.

What will I see in Aiolis?

Aiolis is comprised of 12 ancient cities and many islands; therefore there is a lot of sea, forests and mountains along with historical ruins and remains to see.

You can some peaceful moments, admiring the beautiful Aegean Sea serenaded by the bird songs. You can visit some of the 12 aiol cities like Smyrna, Aegue, Larissa, Notion, etc… and follow the footsteps of the past glorious days.

You can visit the island of Lesbos, where famous poet Sappho has lived and invented the lyric poetry. The island is associated with love, music and poetry that is obviously no surprise considering the art that has survived until this date.

Saying Goodbye

After a great trip, you will be leaving this glorious place with memories to be remembered for a lifetime. You are always welcome to visit again as there is a lot to discover in every corner of this ancient region.

Top attractions in Aiolis


Are you buckled up to discover the ancient city of Aigai that is known to be under the protection of Greek God Apollo. As we cannot imagine Apollo without his lyre, it does not come as surprise that his city is the capital of music and poetry in the Roman Province of Asia Prima. Being one of the 12 Aiol cities according to Herodotus, Aigai is displaying all the glory and pride of the ancient era, welcoming its visitors with many ruins and remains in the archeological excavation sites.


Izmir is the third biggest city of Turkey, located along the Aegean shore serenaded by region’s mild weather and amazing views. The city is Izmir, with its ancient name Smyrna, was known to take its name from the Queen of Amazons which is a pretty cool fact.

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