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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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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Alanya: imagine yourself as a pirate or Cleopatra!
Imagine a place with heavenly beaches, warm climate, beautiful scenery, where pirates "nested" and took a bath one of the most famous Queens in the world. It may seem that…

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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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Ararat

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

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 seas connect. On the one hand Istuzu caress the salt waves, and on the other — embraces the river. After swimming in the sea, you can go to the beach and in a minute to plunge into the fresh water of Dalyan. The beach is also called turtle, as it displays the offspring of large turtles Caretta-Caretta. This is how I saw the Dalyan river carrying its waters to the Mediterranean sea. It flows in the South-West of Turkey through a system of lakes in which salt and fresh water are mixed, forming a unique ecosystem. 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 in Turkey are popular among tourists at any time of the year! In summer it is the mountains near the beaches of the Mediterranean coast, and in winter Turkey attracts all fans of winter sports. After all, the snow on the tops of the Turkish mountains is an average of 170 days a year. Tahtali – from the sea to the sky One of the most romantic mountains is mount Olympos, it is also known as Tahtali. Takhtali is located in the vicinity of Kemer – one of the most popular places for recreation and swimming, near the tourist center – Antalya. Continue reading

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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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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Journey to the realm of the dead
You know, I'm not a big fan of museums, but once in the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul, lost there for a good five hours. The weather that day was non-flying…

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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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