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…

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Turkler
Turkler is formally part of Alanya. But this small town with a population of 4000 people has its own, more relaxed "character." Turkler is popular with lovers of nature, mild…

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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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Turkish cuisine

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 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

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.

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Antalya

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

Ephesus, Turkey
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…

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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…

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Ephesus, Turkey
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…

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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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