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 east coast of the Aegean. This is the largest business center in the country and the venue of the prestigious Izmir International Fair.
Rebuilt after the gigantic fire of 1922, lively and cosmopolitan, it resembles, more likely, a Mediterranean European resort than an eastern metropolis. Traces of his ancient past should be sought on the Smyrna agora, and a bright Turkish color – on the Kemeralty bazaar with many narrow streets and covered galleries. In addition, Izmir is a convenient starting point for the ruins of the legendary cities of Pergamum, Continue reading
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 cities of the sea coast, but it is interesting as a non-tourist and more authentic Turkey. Many ancient sights have been preserved in Ankara since Roman times: Roman baths, a pillar of Julian and a Roman temple, from the Byzantine era, the Hisar citadel and cemetery are especially interesting, and in the Ottoman period, many ancient buildings were built in Ankara that have been perfectly preserved to this day.
As for modernity, Ankara is practically inferior to European capitals: it has excellent restaurants, discos, Continue reading
Which of the domestic beach tourists do not know this resort? Antalya is the largest city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey and one of the key centers of the Turkish Riviera. But the popularity of this city is by no means a merit of the era of global tourism. Antalya appeared on the world stage for 1.5 centuries BC. e. (then it was called Attalia by the name of the founder, Attalos II), since then many travelers have managed to visit it, including the Apostle Paul. Investing in tourism as such began here in the 1970s, and today a million guests come to the city every year.
Nowadays, Antalya is a large and rapidly developing city located just 12 km from the airport. There is a Continue reading