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
Side is the best place in Turkey for those who want to combine beach relaxation with a rich excursion program. This is a museum city, the number of attractions of which can be envied by the ancient European capitals. Many tourist sites are over 2000 years old, and this is impressive.
On an excursion you should go to the historical center of Side. Previously, there was a whole complex of ancient structures, now only ruins remain from them, but something has been preserved well. The location of the largest square of the ancient Greek city – the Agora – can now only be determined by the foundations of the trading and utility rooms, the surprisingly surviving public toilet and the remains of the temple of the Continue reading
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 both sides of the center stretches of beaches and hotels. In addition, the nearby resort villages are usually included in this tourist area.
In this part of the country, Mediterranean culinary traditions influenced Turkish cuisine especially strongly – they prepare a lot of unusual fish and seafood dishes.
The main focus is beach vacations. However, a large number of ruins of ancient structures attract fans of excursion tourism in Side. The city was founded by the ancient Greeks, on a small cape there is a lot of Continue reading