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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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 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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Cradle of civilization
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…

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history

How I became a goddess

It is believed that SPA is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase “Sanus Per Aquam”, which translates as “health through water”. The health that I was lucky enough to get in Belek came from water, milk, chocolate, ylang-ylang oil, sea salts, vitamin C and much more. “the Morning met with warm sun, light breeze and… a trip to the SPA-center of the hotel Spice (Belek). Well, what would a Turkish SPA, do not start from the very dear to the Eastern heart? The Hammam is a middle Eastern version of the steam bath, which can be called a “wet relative of the sauna”. It was considered a source of pleasure and played an important role in the culture of the Middle East, serving as a place of public meetings and ritual purification. Continue reading

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

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 as much time to find and restore them all. But to evaluate the work of ancient builders, we can now on the monumental wreckage of ancient cities. Only on the territory of Turkey is more than a thousand ancient buildings Remains of some ancient cities can be seen without even setting such a goal. Driving along the winding mountain roads in the South and South-East of the country, we met sarcophagi thousands of years ago, standing right by the road. Some monuments of ancient history and architecture are still not found or are under excavation, which inspires the exploits of adventurers and treasure. Continue reading

Milk coast
Going for miracles in distant countries, we often forget that they are very close to us. One of these unique places called Pamukkale is in Turkey. Arriving there, tourists get…

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Turkish spring
Turkey at the beginning of the season caresses the eye and does not burn the body, rarely is it as comfortable as in late April and may. I come here…

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On Horseback!
In the image and likeness "there Is a place where words are generated by silence, a place where the whisper of the heart is born. There is a place where…

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Turkish spring
Turkey at the beginning of the season caresses the eye and does not burn the body, rarely is it as comfortable as in late April and may. I come here…

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