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.…

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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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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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The Treasure Of Bodrum
At the entrance to Bodrum from the road winding along the slopes of the mountains, a fascinating panorama opens up: snow-white houses buried in the greenery, the spires of yachts…

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Troy

Revived myth

The trip to Troy is remarkable in that it will inevitably remind of itself in all the most famous museums of the world. In the “Prado” in Madrid, where the “Court of Paris” Rubens, in the ancient courtyard of the Vatican, which holds a statue of Laocoon, in the “Tretyakov gallery”, where hangs a picture Losenko “Farewell to Hector Andromache” and in many, many other places. The ancient authors did not doubt that the ten-year siege of Troy is a genuine event. European scientists of the XVIII-XIX centuries were convinced of the opposite. Homer described the story of the death of Troy was perceived as a brilliant fiction. It was believed that this legendary author has collected together the passages of myths, handed down for centuries in oral form and raised them to the level of the artwork. Having a really strong imagination German Amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), believed in the reality of the existence of Troy and made the search for the ruins of this city the meaning of his life. After the death of Schliemann’s excavations were continued by his assistant William Dorpfeld. Continue reading

Mountain Turkey. The trail of the ark
The phrase from the song "only mountains can be Better than mountains" in Turkey acquires a special sound, since about 2/3 of the territory of this country is mountainous. Mountains…

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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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Such hotels are a shame for Turkey!!!
Turtle's Marco Polo Club HV-1 is Disgusting!!!! And, I can not imagine who can think differently...??? ... However, I can imagine. There is a category of tourists, mostly female, who…

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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…

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