City on seven hills or aboriginal in Istanbul
Despite the fact that the official capital of Turkey since 1923 is Ankara, yet the song, heart and mystery of this country was and remains Istanbul. Istanbul is what the…

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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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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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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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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

Not absolute monarchy of the Hittites
"If the troops were defeated by the enemy, they perform the rite: dissect a man, a goat, a puppy and a pig..." About the Hittites and their Kingdom, which existed…

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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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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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Uludag. Note the "dummies"
The reasons that prompted us to embark on this dubious, at first glance, the company If you have already met in the Network of our travel notes on behalf of…

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