Attalea? Adalia? An-TA-Li-ya!
Attalea — in 159 BC, the city of Attalea was founded by king Attalus II of Pergamos. Adaliya — the so-called city of the Byzantines, who brought back still standing…

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Holy place is never empty
Hagia Sophia, here to stop, the Lord Ordered the peoples and kings, Because your dome, according to the witness, As a chain suspended from heaven... Where did your Builder generous,…

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City of two hearts
If you had gone to Istanbul in the late 19th century, the Orient Express would have taken you all the way to the Golden horn Bay, which divides the city…

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Great wonders of a small house
When you climb the seven-kilometer mountain serpentine Nightingale mountain, not far from Ephesus in Turkey, this bustling ancient city and with it all the everyday problems remain somewhere far below.…

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Caretta-Caretta

Paradise Lost

Istuzu beach stretches six kilometers of sandy strip separating the Mediterranean sea and the Dalyan river. The guides tell us that this is the place where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas connect. On the one hand Istuzu caress the salt waves, and on the other — embraces the river. After swimming in the sea, you can go to the beach and in a minute to plunge into the fresh water of Dalyan. The beach is also called turtle, as it displays the offspring of large turtles Caretta-Caretta. This is how I saw the Dalyan river carrying its waters to the Mediterranean sea. It flows in the South-West of Turkey through a system of lakes in which salt and fresh water are mixed, forming a unique ecosystem. Continue reading

Istanbul. Eyes fascination…
I want to tell the world about the most beautiful city on earth! I must say that I have seen a few of them, but still sincerely believe that Istanbul…

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Piggy Bank of ancient values
The ancient inhabitants of Asia Minor were surprisingly productive and economic people: for several millennia they have created and accumulated so much cultural wealth that descendants need at least twice…

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How I became a goddess
It is believed that SPA is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase “Sanus Per Aquam”, which translates as “health through water”. The health that I was lucky enough to get…

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Five civilizations on one ship
On the sea trade routes along the southern coast of Turkey, sank, for various reasons, many ancient ships. The death of one of them — trade, 20 meters long, loaded…

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