Turquoise fairy tale of Green canyon
There is such an interesting science — the psychology of color. It says that green symbolizes peace, blue — spirituality and care, blue — harmony, and turquoise — gives new…

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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…

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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…

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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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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

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

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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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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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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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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