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Located at the junction of the borders of Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria, the bright and distinctive Edirne is a popular destination for travelers who want to take a break from the bustling Istanbul and find out how the Turkish outback is doing. True, to call it a 150 thousandth city would be great craftiness. Especially when you consider that in the Middle Ages it was the capital of the Ottoman Empire, and later – its most important economic and military-political center. Edirne almost always had a border status, so many times fell into historical vicissitudes, repeatedly dramatically changed its ethnic composition. All these events, as if layered on top of each other, left behind a rich architectural heritage, some of which are even included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Edirne has an excellent selection of hotels located both in the city and in the surrounding area. But most Continue reading
The ancient city of Ephesus is one of the most popular attractions in Turkey, only Istanbul Sultanahmet is ahead of it in the number of guests. Ephesus is a museum city located next to Selcuk, once a tiny farming village, and now a major tourist center. The archaeological complex attracts travelers with its antiquity and very good preservation. True, there are almost always a lot of tourists here, but the place certainly deserves a visit.
The territory of the museum is not very large, usually two or three hours are enough to visit. But you must definitely bring water with you, since taps with drinking water are located at the entrances, and you can buy Continue reading
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. The very first buildings on the territory of Manavgat date back to the 6th century BC. The first mention of the resort (under the name Melas) dates from 1329. Initially, Manavgat was ruled by Seljuk Turks and was annexed to the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. Now this city in the eyes of the tourist is associated with the resort area of Side, which is within easy reach.
It’s worth a trip to Manavgat if you want to take a break from a beach holiday, change the seascape to a river, relax in a restaurant under shady trees, enjoy the coolness of a waterfall and swim in an invigorating Continue reading