Urla Sarapcilik Winery, Urla, İzmir, Turkey 

Urla’s history dates back to BC 3000. As a result of the invasion of Dor and Aka immigrants in this region, the city founded by the Ions come under the domination of Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans respectively. Klazomenai, one of the twelve Ion cities, was founded in the area right in front of Today’s Pier Urla. Later on, in order to defend from the Persian assault, it’s moved to the island in front of the pier. The city, of which foundation is dating back to centuries before the Hellenistic Civilization as evidenced by archaeological findings, was called Klazomenai in the coast and Vourla in the interior parts during the ancient times.

In Urla wine production starts in BC 4 thousands.

It’s a coastal town that hosts the nature and history at the same time with 12 islands embraced by Urla which is 35 km far from İzmir City. It gives fertile products in terms of agriculture because it’s fertile soil combines with iodine. In addition to its natural wonders, it also serves as home to a large campus such as İzmir High Technology Institute.

Urla is a friendly coastal town, it’s hospitable and carefully protected.

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