White city
For three thousand years of its existence, the Turkish Bodrum has witnessed the heyday and decline of many cultures, survived dozens of wars and earthquakes, on its territory were built…

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Turkey
Turkey — Turkiye Cumhurieti is a country of rare beauty and diversity, located on the border of Europe and Asia. It has an area of 779 452 sq km. the…

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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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Turkish spring
Turkey at the beginning of the season caresses the eye and does not burn the body, rarely is it as comfortable as in late April and may. I come here…

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water

4 elements of rest

WATER. Cotton castle and thalassotherapy Thermal springs of the Turkish resort Pamukkale — a unique phenomenon of nature, which has no analogues in the world. The waters of the hot springs, enriched with calcium, flowing down the mountainside for thousands of years, formed dazzling white cascades and terraces, resembling a cotton plantation from afar. Therefore, the place was called “Cotton castle”. If you come closer, you will see the amazing pools filled with warm blue water, shaped like organ pipes. In ancient times, seriously ill people from different cities came here in the hope of healing. And today in Pamukkale come from all over the World. The resort is especially popular with tourists from Europe and the United States, accustomed to take care of their health. Among them there is now a lot of Ukrainians. Continue reading

Milk coast

Going for miracles in distant countries, we often forget that they are very close to us. One of these unique places called Pamukkale is in Turkey. Arriving there, tourists get into a real fairy tale, in which the first thing that catches the eye in Pamukkale is the snow — white foam slowly flowing down from the mountains along the kissel banks of the milk rivers. It was as if the milk had run out of a giant saucepan, began to spread over the mountain, and froze in time. From the “foam” formed a giant step-terrace (travertine), in which the bright sun turquoise sparkles culprit of this unearthly beauty — water. Continue reading

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 the Blue mosque on the other is a small and completely inconspicuous one-storey stone building with the inscription “Yerebatan Sarnici”. This is us down at the oozing wet from the ceiling dripping water stairs, in the dungeon of the Byzantine Cistern — a giant water reservoirs of the ancient metropolis. 52 steps, leading down, separate us from a different reality… Basilica-cistern Yerebatan (Erebatan) — something utterly phantasmagoric. It impresses with its size and scope. However, in complete darkness, you would not be able to consider absolutely nothing — only heard strange frightening noises and echoing splashes of drops in the pitch darkness. 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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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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ANATOLIA. Two routes
Pamukkale. Rain over Hierapolis Five o'clock in the morning. Even darker. My not yet had time to finally Wake up fellow travelers sleepily climb into the cabin of the bus.…

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Lykia World: the world in Turkey
Turkey has long established itself as a country of inexpensive, but quite comfortable stay. Indeed, there are a huge number of hotels, beaches, amusement parks for every taste and budget.…

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