The pirates of Cilicia
Alanya resort is nestled at the very end of the resort coast of Antalya province. Today, nothing reminds of the stormy history of this peaceful resort town Robber land To…

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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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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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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…

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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. Families with children, active youth and older people have a rest here — everyone will find a resort and a hotel taking into account their preferences. Built in 1991 the hotel complex “Lykia World” on the territory of 370 thousand square meters, the company Silkar Holding has implemented the most ambitious project, successfully combining relaxation, guests of any category and of being a perfectionist. You can even work here! But, about everything in order. A completely different world, painted blue and green… At the foot of mount Babadaga (70 km from Dalaman airport), where the shimmering sky converges with the sea, the Golden shores of the Mediterranean merges with the Aegean, is the city of Paradise. 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 “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

Antalya miracle travel

If the rest in Antalya you associate only with the beach, then consider that you are behind… about 100 years. And, perhaps, for the whole Millennium! After all, in the heart of the Antalya region are hidden real treasures – ancient cities and natural wonders, created by God and people at the dawn of civilization. Here St. Nicholas went, here history was made and love was born. Here you can sample freshly caught in the crystal river for trout, or to buy a loved one a precious bracelet. Our 5 best day trips from Antalya will show you all these wonders Ancient Aspendos Full of the spirit of antiquity and romance will be your trip to the city of Belkiz, which in Roman times was called Aspendos. The city is built on two hills near the river Köprüçay river, once a major shipping artery. 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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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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Cappadocia: the autumn meeting
UNEXPECTED — NEAR The expanses of Asia Minor, where stretches modern Turkey, concentrated a good half of the heritage of Ancient Greece, not to mention the fact that its land…

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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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