Historic Lift

Historic Lift
Nesim Levi, one of the Jewish businessmen of Izmir, had this lift built to facilitate his route between Mithatpaşa Street and Halil Rıfat Pasha neighbourhood.

Before the elevator was built, in order to reach Halil Rıfat Pasha neighbourhood, a 155-step staircase had to be climbed.

Of the lifts on two towers, the one on the left is steam and the one on the right is electric. Both of the lifts, which underwent restoration in 1985, have been operating electrically since then.

You can reach the Historical Elevator, which is within walking distance of Konak, from the Karşıyaka side by ferry services to Konak Ferry Pier, and after a short walk you can reach the point where the lift is located.

If you prefer the metro, you need to get off at Üçyol and walk for about 15 minutes. Besides, every bus going to Konak can take you to the Historical Elevator.

You do not have to pay any entrance fee to get to the top of the lift.
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