Ankara
Ankara is the second largest city of Turkey after Istanbul, and since 1923 its capital. Despite its capital status, Ankara is not as popular among tourists as Istanbul and the…

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Bodrum
Bodrum is the most “party” resort in Turkey, the capital of the country's nightlife with a record density of bars, nightclubs, restaurants and discos per square kilometer. There are villages…

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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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Side vs Alanya

It so happened that for most Russians, vacationing in Turkey is a holiday with crowded Mediterranean beaches, noisy parties and trendy music, endless labyrinths of oriental bazaars. Can the local cities and resorts offer something else, because the country has such a rich centuries-old architecture and a huge selection of non-trivial places? Well-read travelers, of course, know – yes, Turkey is capable of a lot, its possibilities are almost endless. And it can surprise not only hotels with animators and an all-inclusive system.

When the question arises: Side or Alanya, it is not easy to answer it, because these cities are like two sides 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 same. Yes, and if you look closely, they offer guests a far from similar set of entertainment and activities. Each region, despite the presence of absolutely common features, is unique, and often surprises and even shockes with the surprises of the most advanced and demanding tourists.

Marmaris and Kemer are two completely different resorts in Turkey. The first is still being studied by Russians, while the second traditionally leads the top of popularity. At the same time, both are unique. Both the climate and the format of tourist life itself. Let’s try to figure out which resort to prefer this Continue reading

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

Izmir
Izmir - ancient Smyrna, one of the 7 ancient cities, claiming the right to be called the homeland of Homer. A huge horseshoe it covers a vast bay on the…

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Izmir
Izmir - ancient Smyrna, one of the 7 ancient cities, claiming the right to be called the homeland of Homer. A huge horseshoe it covers a vast bay on the…

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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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Bodrum
Bodrum is the most “party” resort in Turkey, the capital of the country's nightlife with a record density of bars, nightclubs, restaurants and discos per square kilometer. There are villages…

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