Mysterious and majestic, noisy and fabulously beautiful, Istanbul is a bridge between Europe and Asia, between the traditional East and the modern West. Throughout his rich history, he managed to change several names and visit the capital of four empires: the Roman and Byzantine, Ottoman and Latin.
The former capital of Turkey, its main cultural, commercial and industrial center, is divided into two halves, even geographically. It is located on two banks of the Bosphorus Strait, which means that it is immediately on two continents. The European part of Istanbul is conditionally divided by the Golden Horn Bay: the Old City with its famous sights has largely preserved its medieval appearance, and the New and concentrated business and commercial life. The Asian part is less popular with tourists, however, it is here that you can in Continue reading
Cappadocia, the historical region located in the central part of the country, is called the heart of today’s Turkey. This region is interesting not only for its extraordinary nature, but also for the opportunity to touch the history of the first centuries of the Christian Church.
When meeting with Cappadocia, the idea involuntarily arises that you are on a different planet – the landscapes that open to your eyes are so unique and do not look like anything. There are volcanoes with snow-capped peaks, low, free-standing mountains, rock massifs and fertile valleys.
The most comfortable time to travel to Cappadocia is spring or autumn. Continue reading
Kusadasi is a popular resort on the Aegean Sea with long beaches and a picturesque bay, where gulets, yachts and luxury cruise ships drop anchors. A rare Mediterranean cruise does not go into the local harbor, as Kusadasi is a convenient starting point for exploring the great cities of antiquity: Ephesus, Priene and Miletus. Its Old Town attracts with confused streets, a colorful bazaar and good fish restaurants.
It is equally good to do shopping and scuba diving, have fun in the largest water park in the country, have fun in nightclubs and discos or just relax on the sandy beaches. Despite the slight raid of snobbery that cruise ships give to Kusadasi, this is a very democratic resort with a high level of comfort. Continue reading