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 glorious past left traces on the Turkish lands in the form of ancient settlements and temples pardoned by time, which are now open to tourists and pilgrims. I was lucky to visit five amazing ancient cities of Turkey, which I want to tell you about.
Rustling under the feet of small stones, splinter of large stones. They laid out a Port Avenue of the ancient city of Ephesus, on the coast of the Aegean sea. Continue reading
Century after century the nature conjured and by means of the mineral salts and lime contained in the sources flowing down from mountains created this miracle – Lacy cascades. Pamukkale, which means “cotton fortress” in Turkish, is an invaluable gift that heals the soul with its beauty and heals the body with healing properties. This place is written by scientists,chemists and historians, physicians and travelers. There are legends about him: sometimes true and proven by science, sometimes unconfirmed by it, but loved by people who believe in fairy tales and miracles. Continue reading
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
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. Finally, all the chairs are occupied, we start, and soon leave the still quiet Antalya. The way lies from the resort coast through the mountains — in the inner part of Turkey. Approximately so for most “beach” tourists tour begins in Pamukkale. The author of these lines to some extent lucky. He and a group of journalists went to the “Cotton castle” a little earlier than the beginning of the season — in April. Therefore, the impressions of the trip were not quite ordinary. Continue reading
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 with valuable goods and products, was, I think, a great loss for the inhabitants of the Eastern Mediterranean. It happened in the XIV century BC, the traces of the disaster was discovered by a Turkish sponge diver. Mehmet Chakram 70 metres from a rocky shore near Cape St Burun, at a depth of approximately 45 meters. The young diver reported this to his captain, as well as that he saw on the bottom and strange “metal biscuits with ears.” Continue reading