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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Cradle of civilization
Turkey is the heir of the great ancient peoples: the Amazons, the Lycians, Byzantines. States appeared and developed on its territory, great cities were built and Christianity was born. The…

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Child of the dungeon
In the heart of the bustling Istanbul tourist area Sultanahmet there is one hidden and completely unique place, which few people know. Surrounded by Hagia Sophia on one side and…

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Five pearls of the Turkish Riviera
Kemer – the birthplace of St. Nicholas a Thick pine forest covered with white snow, the slopes of the mountains, numerous coves and pebble beaches, the sea water is an…

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In the hot homeland of Santa Claus

Resting in December in Turkey, a beach holiday for me faded into the background. No, no, the sea was just what we need – +19°C, and the sun shone tenderly. But the thirst for adventure overcame, not giving “stuck” in the beautiful five stars of the hotel “Presa Di Finica”, near the picturesque seaside town of Finike. The offer of guides to visit the homeland of Santa Claus, which was very close, was to satisfy my tourist curiosity, and still beckoned sunken city, the opportunity to consider the ancient ruins which amicably promised all the guides. Most of the road from Finike to Demre, home of Santa Colaus, is a mountain serpentine, passing through which, the beauty of the scenery is simply breathtaking. Continue reading

Cappadocia: the autumn meeting

UNEXPECTED — NEAR The expanses of Asia Minor, where stretches modern Turkey, concentrated a good half of the heritage of Ancient Greece, not to mention the fact that its land — at the crossroads of ancient ways from Europe to Asia, and therefore it — the heir to the great epochs and cultures. To the honor of the Turks, they are able to keep the past — their own and other peoples, and the country in the hope of discovery can come dozens of times, it is only important to choose the route “on their own”. The beauty of nature and wonders to the East of Istanbul and from Trabzon in the North to Alanya in the South — “look not to reconsider”: the landscapes and history of those places are colorful and bizarre, like patterns of kilim carpets that are woven by Turkish craftswomen. Continue reading

Sketches from Istanbul

This city at the crossroads of Europe and Asia became the cultural capital of Europe 2010. So now every self-respecting traveler would have to go to Istanbul the Heart of Istanbul — Taksim For COGAT Istanbul — chto_to like a huge bustling market Kapali Charshi, where day and night full of life, for COGAT — a place of inspiration and sadness on the shores of the Bosphorus, for COGAT — unique historicocultural centre, the heir of Byzantium; but all admirers of Istanbul have one thing in common: they agree that this city is impossible to forget… The first thing that surprises in Istanbul is a huge metropolis, in which, unlike other such megacities, you do not feel your helplessness and insignificance. Continue reading

Antalya miracle travel
If the rest in Antalya you associate only with the beach, then consider that you are behind... about 100 years. And, perhaps, for the whole Millennium! After all, in the…

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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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Ahhhh, yachts!
Who doesn't love yachts? Everyone loves yachts. Even those who have never swam on them, love them a priori. Turkey is the best country to relax in all respects, especially…

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A city that doesn't exist
Slender rows of colonnades, rock tombs, scattered here and there looted tombs — this is how today look a few thousand ancient settlements of Asia Minor on the territory of…

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