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 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 which they were used by the rulers of the Byzantine and then the Ottoman empires. All the representatives of the august surnames and royal persons who were in disfavor referred to this.
In the 19th century, mainly wealthy representatives of the Armenian, Jewish and Greek communities began to relax here, but gradually the population became more Turkish due to the influx of Turkish capital.
Today, the Prince Islands is one of the common destinations for day trips from Istanbul. You can only get Continue reading