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 price (but this does not mean that the ski lifts of one hotel are closed for guests of others: a ski pass to the lift of a “foreign” hotel can always be bought at its lower station, it happens for several rises or several days). Snow cover (its maximum thickness is 3 meters) lasts from the second half of December to the end of March. The slopes for alpine skiing are located at altitudes of 1750-2543 m above sea level, wide and well-groomed, they mostly pass in the forest. The best time for skiing is between December and March. Continue reading
Each tourist, who first arrived in Istanbul, immediately gets to the famous square, where there are two legendary monuments of history and religion. This, of course, refers to the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia).
St. Sophia Cathedral, which for thousands of years remained the main shrine of the entire Christian world, after the capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks in 1453, was turned into a mosque. Since then, the remains of minarets, mosaics and panels with Arabic script have been preserved in the temple. In 1934, Ataturk called for the preservation of the unique temple as a museum, so now anyone Continue reading