14 Kasım 2013 Perşembe

Dear all,

Welcome to the website of the Aegean Roundtrip 2016 by District 2440 & Rotaract club of Bornova .We are for sooth pleased to invite you to our district, Aegean for our 4th adventure of the Rotaract Roundtrip.

This lively trip will take place between the 16th and 21st of April 2016. Our Rotaract club, and we will be hosting and guiding all of 10 Rotaractors from 10 different countries during your visit, and our schedule will include not only the center of Izmir but also small towns around.

Would be appreciated if you look the website up for all the details about our program and subscription. We guaranteed that you'll be the part of ones of the most enjoyable, fresh and notable trip with historical-interesting sightseeing and exciting night life of the city.

You're very welcomed Rotaract members between 18 and 30 who wishes to join us! This is your chance.
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Participation &  Registration is 170 EURO




IBAN CODE: TR33 0006 2001 2210 0009 0992 18


The Participation Fee of 170 € Includes


Transportation includes airport pick-up and departure, and all internal trips specified in the program. During free time, participants will be assisted in case they needed a taxi or any other form of public transportation.
Cost of meals: Three meals a day are fully covered. Drinks (e.g. during evening and night time outings) are at the expense of the participants unless stated otherwise.
Cost of entrances and other activities specified in the program. Additional requests to visit extra places or extra activities will be at the expense of the participant.

The Participation Fee of 170€ excludes

Airline ticket cost
Personal shopping expenses

The Aegean Roundtrip old participants

2015 Team

Martin Lopez - Argentina
Sarah Rui - Canada
Chris Lee - Canada
Stephanie McEwan - Canada
Karan Abrol - India
Shubham Rattan - India
Jacopo La Rosa - Italy
Ting Boon Hee - Malaysia
Zainab Abbas - Sri Lanka

2014 Team

Kaitlin Boyd – Canada
Michelle Leong – Canada
Islam Mohamed Sayed - Egpyt
Franziska Heeg – Germany
Olga Andrienko – Russia

2013 Team

Paula Caldeiram – Brazil
Tamara Caldeiram – Brazil
Thiago Ferreira – Brazil
Mariana Gioia – Brazil
Reilly Fullerton – Canada
Cynthia W. Zreik – Lebanon
Rui Marquez Vila - Portugal
Jara Lopez - Spain


Izmir is the largest city in the western of Mainland and the third most crowded city (app. 3,7 millions of habitant) in Turkey. City mainly placed over the Gulf of İzmir, as you could see it in visuals.

Historical background lays out to 3,500 years with the effects of its own geographical advantages. Port of the city and its status were as opening to Mediterranean, attracted the East during the thousands of years. 

Currently, city port is Turkey's primary port for exports in terms of the freight handled and its Free Trade Zone, a Turkish-USA joint venture established in 1990, is the leader among the twenty similar free trade zones over the country. Its workforce, and particularly its rising class of young professionals, concentrated either in the city.


The city generally accepted as the most latter day, open minded and democratic among the other 80 city over the City. It is the reflection of become a strong supporter of Republican idea. You could see its effects in daily lives, in relations between the people etc.

Besides, The city is full of  international arts festival during June and July, and the Izmir International Fair is a place where lots of exhibitions held during a year. İzmir is hosting by national and international flights through the Adnan Menderes Int. Airport and there is a subway running from the southwest to the northeast part of city.

If you prefer to go on a little bit historical, following places should be placed on your agenda. Agora where literally means a bazaar or a meeting area surrounded by arcades. In addition to that, Ephesus where the House of the Virgin is believed to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary, , located in a nature park between Ephesus and Selçuk. Moreover, you’ll be able to find more areas around of Izmir.

Pursuant to night life and entertainment, basically should be hanged out around the Alsancak. Street parties, numbers of fabulous clubs and so on will hypnotize you during your trip. Two main streets of it are  First Kordon and the Second Kordon constitute the main arterial roads of the quarter. This part of the city is with well-designed streets, modern apartment blocks and stores, the city's trendiest and the most expensive and exclusive residences and commercial space are found here, as well as the busiest office buildings, including consulates.
Many restaurants, bars, cafes, discothèques and other entertainment venues are located in Alsancak.

Here you are, brief introductory to our city. Now, savouring is on your hands, lucky joiners to 2440 District Bornova Rotaract guests. Dynamic trips, full of fun, nice sightseeings and more will be waiting for you into our Round Trip arrangement. We guaranteed the moments that you won’t forget will stand for you in here under the our control. 

Stay in peace dear all.

2440 District Bornova Rotaract


Republic of Turkey  is a Eurasian country, located mostly on the Anatolia and in Southeastern part of Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria, Georgia, Grece as west, Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijani to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Sea of Marmara the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles demarcate the boundary between Europe and Asia.

Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage which mainly comes from Ottoman Empire.

After the Ottoman Empire collapsed after the following defeat in World War I, some of parts were occupied by Allies group of countries. A cadre of young military officers, led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his colleagues, organized a successful resistance to the Allies; in 1923 they would establish the modern Republic of Turkey, with under the incredible leadership of  Atatürk as his presidency and the motto of “Peace at home, Peace in the world.”


Turkey is a parliamentary representative democracy. Since its foundation as a republic in 1923, Turkey has developed a strong tradition of secularism. Turkish constitution governs the legal framework of the country and legal state institutions.

The President of the Republic is the head of state and has a largely ceremonial role. Abdullah Gül was elected as president on 28 August 2007.The current prime minister is the former mayor of İstanbul municipality, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Ankara is the capital of Republic and 2012 estimated population amount is 74,274,659. Huge, secular, powerful and modern country in its geography.

Turkey successfully transformed from the cultural structure which was feeded from religion-based former Ottoman Empire into a modern nation-state with a very strong separation of state and religion, an increase in the modes of artistic expression followed. During the first years of the republic, the government invested a large amount of resources into fine arts; such as museums, theatres, opera houses and architecture. Diverse historical factors play important roles in defining the modern Turkish identity. Turkish culture is a product of efforts to be a "modern" Western state, while maintaining traditional religious and historical values. The mix of cultural influences is dramatized, for example, in the form of the "new symbols of the clash and interlacing of cultures" enacted in the works of Orhan Pamuk, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Turkey is Eurasian country. Asian Turkey which includes 97% of the country is separated from European Turkey by the Bosphorus, and the Dardanelles. European Turkey comprises 3% of the country.
The country is encircled by seas on three sides: the Aegean Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north and the Mediterranean to the south. Turkey also contains the Sea of Marmara in the northwest. 

The coastal areas of Turkey bordering the Sea of Marmara (including Istanbul), which connects the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea, have a transitional climate between a temperate Mediterranean climate and a temperate Oceanic climate with warm to hot, moderately dry summers and cool to cold, wet winters. Snow does occur on the coastal areas of the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea almost every winter, but it usually lies no more than a few days. Snow on the other hand is rare in the coastal areas of the Aegean Sea and very rare in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea.

Conditions can be much harsher in the more arid interior. Mountains close to the coast prevent Mediterranean influences from extending inland, giving the central Anatolian plateau of the interior of Turkey a continental climate with sharply contrasting seasons.

In the Western part of Turkey, you’ll also join a trip as Round Trip Project, has the most beautiful summer places and natural sightseings.

It is located in the west part of the country: bounded by Aegean Sea on the west; Marmara Region on the north; Mediterranean Region on the south & southwest; and the Central Anatolia Region on the east. The total population of the Aegean Region is 9,594,019 and our city, İzmir you’ll visit is around 4 million.

The climate of the Aegean Region has a Mediterranean climate at the coast, with hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters and a semi-arid continental climate in the interior with hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters.