Uludag is located 150 km from Istanbul and 35 km from Bursa. Almost every hotel here has its own ski lifts, the cost of using which is included in the price (but this does not mean that the ski lifts of one hotel are closed for guests of others: a ski pass to the lift of a “foreign” hotel can always be bought at its lower station, it happens for several rises or several days). Snow cover (its maximum thickness is 3 meters) lasts from the second half of December to the end of March. The slopes for alpine skiing are located at altitudes of 1750-2543 m above sea level, wide and well-groomed, they mostly pass in the forest. The best time for skiing is between December and March. Continue reading
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