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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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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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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I want adrenaline!
To become an extreme, you do not need to study for a long time. It is easy to enter into taste — it is enough to dare at least once…

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Hierapolis

City of light in the city of the sun

There was a city. Not that big, but not too small. In a beautiful Bay, surrounded on all sides by twelve cute Islands (just like in the fairy tale about the brothers-months). At the junction of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, somewhere in the middle between today’s Marmaris and Kemer, opposite the island of Rhodes, at the foot of mount Mendos. Residents of the city were incredibly proud of their history. You bet! Once on these same lands located one of the largest ancient settlements of Lycia, the city of the Sun — Telmessos. The second reason for their sincere and genuine pride was the rocky slopes of Mendoza, transformed by the Rhodes knights of the order of St. John into a Grand architectural ensemble, up to the top “encrusted” with tombs. Whatever it was, but a reminder of antiquity, magnificent natural landscapes and hospitality of the hosts, in a word, all together, “in the complex”, Fethiye served a good service. And one day he turned in… the city is a paradox. Continue reading

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 modern Turkey. Unlike its more ancient counterparts, the relatively young Kayakoy village near Fethiye is not only well preserved — it is still inhabited by two people. The village Kayakoy sheltered on the rocky slopes and suddenly appears behind one of the mountain turns. Abandoned and sometimes order destroyed stone houses with gaping holes instead of Windows look almost snow-white against the green bordering them. To assess the scale of the village, you need to look at it from the highest vantage points — the mountains scattered three thousand buildings, which together create a mysterious and unique ornament. After a first look at the city head comes a comparison with the Ukrainian Chernobyl and Pripyat. Continue reading

ANATOLIA. Two routes

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

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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Great wonders of a small house
When you climb the seven-kilometer mountain serpentine Nightingale mountain, not far from Ephesus in Turkey, this bustling ancient city and with it all the everyday problems remain somewhere far below.…

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City of light in the city of the sun
There was a city. Not that big, but not too small. In a beautiful Bay, surrounded on all sides by twelve cute Islands (just like in the fairy tale about…

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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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