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. But the thirst for adventure overcame, not giving “stuck” in the beautiful five stars of the hotel “Presa Di Finica”, near the picturesque seaside town of Finike. The offer of guides to visit the homeland of Santa Claus, which was very close, was to satisfy my tourist curiosity, and still beckoned sunken city, the opportunity to consider the ancient ruins which amicably promised all the guides. Most of the road from Finike to Demre, home of Santa Colaus, is a mountain serpentine, passing through which, the beauty of the scenery is simply breathtaking. Continue reading
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 for the third time at this time and have already become a “sympathizer” of the Turkish spring holiday and an active lobbyist of such pastime in the circle of friends For the early start of the season, in addition to the lack of heat, convincingly agitate the prices of tours, in April-may they are much lower than in summer. In April in Antalya you can already sunbathe. The day is hot, you need t-shirts and shorts and already need to use sunscreen. But in the morning and in the evening you still need a light windbreaker or sweaters for walks by the sea. Continue reading
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 glorious past left traces on the Turkish lands in the form of ancient settlements and temples pardoned by time, which are now open to tourists and pilgrims. I was lucky to visit five amazing ancient cities of Turkey, which I want to tell you about.
Rustling under the feet of small stones, splinter of large stones. They laid out a Port Avenue of the ancient city of Ephesus, on the coast of the Aegean sea. Continue reading