TOURIST PLACES OF TURKEY

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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Turkey: With a ship in the harem
Under the lingering farewell whistle our liner "South Palmyra" company "Ukrferry" went on a journey, slowly picking up speed. During the first cursory inspection, several cafes and restaurants, a children's…

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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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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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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

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 in the II Millennium BC, we know quite a lot: understand their language, traditions, way of life. But when and where they came to the Anatolian plateau – remains a mystery. In the II Millennium BC on the territory of Asia Minor there was the greatest of the kingdoms — the Hittite. To match him were only Babylonia and Egypt. It, which became one of the first examples of structured class society, stood for almost six centuries and crumbled under the swords of foreigners. Fragments of his heritage are now scattered all over the world — ceremoniously and proudly Hittites, imprinted in stone and bronze, look at visitors to museums in Germany, England, France and Turkey. Continue reading

Streets of the sunken city

Every schoolboy knows that Turkey is a five star Paradise for tourists-hour animation and a total anclosed. And this tourist stereotype somehow lost another face of Turkey – a fabulous land where ancient legends come to life Once Turkey was the first in everything: in the city of Pergamos created the first book, there was the first beauty contest when Paris chose the most beautiful of the three goddesses. Here died down, as the Turks joke, the world’s first “Eurovision”. If you are one of those tourists who are already the second day of vacation on a gorgeous beach boredom seizes, then explore the real Turkey, such as it was 100 and 20 years ago, even before the tourist boom! Go to the sunken city of Kekova, near the town of Demre-Calais. Continue reading

Turkey: With a ship in the harem

Under the lingering farewell whistle our liner “South Palmyra” company “Ukrferry” went on a journey, slowly picking up speed. During the first cursory inspection, several cafes and restaurants, a children’s room and the seventh deck with sun loungers were found, where sun lovers began to settle. What I first took for a cinema room with a large screen and several rows of comfortable chairs in front of him, it was just cheap seats for passengers Somehow quietly passed the day, and in the evening there was a captain’s Banquet, which was all, as in the movie “about the beautiful life”: and tables with delicious food, and live music in the music room, and a duet of ballroom dance… Continue reading

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 Turks call it. Like our native Kiev, Istanbul is built on seven hills. Isn’t that a hint that we should take a closer look at him? Of course, it is impossible to imagine Istanbul without Hagia Sophia and the Blue mosque, without the ancient” city in the city ” – the Bazaar Kapali Charshi, without the majestic Ottoman palaces and slender arches of the Bosphorus bridges. However, our goal is to open to you another Istanbul – alive and mysterious – such as it is not shown in tourist guides. Move like an aboriginal Is the first and most important advice if you want to feel free and mysterious traveler that arrived before this fabulous city incognito and wants to see the real life of the local people. Continue reading

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…

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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…

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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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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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