Side
Side is a popular seaside resort of the Turkish Mediterranean. It is located between the larger and no less favorite tourists Antalya and Alanya. The town is small, but on…

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Afyon
Afyon, although it is located at some distance from large cities, is quite well known both in Turkey and abroad. Thanks to two of his chips. Firstly, the archaic way…

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Troy
Troy (Truva, Troy) - a city located in the northwestern part of Anatolia, near the Dardanelles and Mount Ida, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Troy is known…

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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 vs Kemer
Holidays in Turkey with a Russian tourist are associated primarily with the warm sea, sun-drenched beaches, noisy attractions, shopping and the all-inclusive system. But not all Turkish resorts are the…

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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…

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Adana
Adana is the fourth largest and most important city in Turkey. The city is almost clearly divided into the old part with mosques, noisy bazaars and hotels, and the modern…

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Trabzon
Trabzon - formerly known as Trabzund, is a city on the Black Sea in northeastern Turkey, the capital of the province of the same name. Once located on the Great…

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