Uludag
Uludag is located 150 km from Istanbul and 35 km from Bursa. Almost every hotel here has its own ski lifts, the cost of using which is included in the…

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Princes islands
The Princes' Islands is an archipelago of nine islands that are administratively one of the districts of the province of Istanbul. They got their name due to the purpose by…

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Fethiye
On the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the Turkish mountains covered with forests, lies the ancient "city of the sun" - the picturesque Fethiye. From a…

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Museum of Unique Byzantine Mosaics

The mosaic museum, which will be discussed below, is actually part of the peristyle of the large imperial palace in Constantinople, which was discovered in the 30s of the last century and literally resurrected from the ashes of the completely burned out buildings of the market and the former stables of the Ottoman army, which were located on the site the once majestic imperial palace. As is often the case in Istanbul, the unique Byzantine mosaics of the 5th-6th centuries were discovered by accident during construction work in the area of ​​Arast Bazaar in 1933. As a result of excavations, about 2 thousand square meters of priceless mosaics made with the greatest art of lime, terracotta and glass 5mm cubes, the number of which per 1 sq.m., were discovered and excavated from the ground. reaches 40 (!!!) thousand. Continue reading

Marmaris

Marmaris – one of the best resorts in Turkey, it is considered the most “European” in the country. The fact is that not so long ago the main contingent of holidaymakers here consisted of the British and Dutch, who, as you know, know a lot about quality rest. To make a choice in favor of Marmaris, they were immediately helped by several unconditional advantages of this resort.

Firstly, there is an ideal climate: even in July-August there is no exhausting heat. Secondly, the calm sea – since the resort is located in a closed bay, fenced off from the open sea by the island and the peninsula, there are almost never waves here, the water “holds” well and therefore the resort is suitable for those who Continue reading

Izmir

Izmir – ancient Smyrna, one of the 7 ancient cities, claiming the right to be called the homeland of Homer. A huge horseshoe it covers a vast bay on the east coast of the Aegean. This is the largest business center in the country and the venue of the prestigious Izmir International Fair.

Rebuilt after the gigantic fire of 1922, lively and cosmopolitan, it resembles, more likely, a Mediterranean European resort than an eastern metropolis. Traces of his ancient past should be sought on the Smyrna agora, and a bright Turkish color – on the Kemeralty bazaar with many narrow streets and covered galleries. In addition, Izmir is a convenient starting point for the ruins of the legendary cities of Pergamum, Continue reading

Museum of Unique Byzantine Mosaics
The mosaic museum, which will be discussed below, is actually part of the peristyle of the large imperial palace in Constantinople, which was discovered in the 30s of the last…

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Erzurum
Arzrum is revered as the main city in Asian Turkey. <...> The climate of Arzrum is harsh. The city is built in a hollow that rises 7,000 feet above the…

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Bodrum
Bodrum is the most “party” resort in Turkey, the capital of the country's nightlife with a record density of bars, nightclubs, restaurants and discos per square kilometer. There are villages…

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Manavgat
Manavgat (Manavgat) is located between Alanya and Antalya, 5 km from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, on both banks of a wide and turbulent river of the same name.…

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