Hierapolis – Pamukkale

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 9.12.1988 List Reference: 485 Criteria: Natural/ Cultural   SACRED LAND CLAD IN WHITE According to the legend that spread the mystery of Hierapolis to the wide world, an ugly shepherd girl, fed Click More »

Göreme National Park and the Rock Site of Cappadocia

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 357 Criteria:Natural/ Cultural   DESIGNED BY NATURE: CAPPADOCIA Cappadocia, which was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985 on natural and cultural criteria, Is situated at a Click More »

Selimiye Mosque and it’s Social Complex

EDIRNE Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 27.06.2011 List Reference: 1366 Criteria : Cultural A Master work of Classical Ottoman Architecture Edirne was the capital of the Ottoman Empire prior to the Click More »

Nemrut Mountain

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1987 List Reference: 448 Criteria: Cultural   THE SUN RISES AND SETS WITH A UNIQUE MAJESTY AT NEMRUT MOUNTAIN! The Nemrut mountain side with the tumulus containing the tomb of King Antiochus Click More »

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 356 Criteria: Cultural   Love of Continents: ISTANBUL The historical areas of Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires, were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Click More »

Hattusa The Capital City of Hittites

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 28.11.1986 List Reference: 377 Criteria: Cultural   OPEN-AIR MUSEUM Hattusha, which was the capital of the Hittite Empire during antiquity, has been in the List of World Heritage since 1986 on cultural Click More »

Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985   List Reference: 358 Criteria: Cultural     THE MOSQUE WHERE STONES WERE DRESSED WITH LOVE   The first Turkish building inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Great Mosque and Click More »

City of Safranbolu

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 17.12.1994 List Reference: 614 Criteria: Cultural   ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THE TRADITIONAL Safranbolu, an Anatolian city that brings history to life through its mosques, market, neighbourhoods, streets and original houses, was inscribed Click More »

Turkey in World Heritage

Unesco World of Heritage List   Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.   Click More »

Hatay

Hatay: Located at Turkey’s southern tip, Hatay is a center of civilization abounding in historical and cultural legacies in every corner. The city is positioned at the geographical location connecting Anatolia the Middle East and has an incomparable historical heritage Click More »

Sakarya

Sakarya: is one of Turkey’s fastest developing cities surrounded by a lush green landscape abounding in natural wonders. With a history dating back to the 8th century, the city has been one of the main settlements of major empires.  Naturally, Click More »

Van

Van: Turkey’s sixth largest city and cultural legacy rich in history, monuments, natural beauty and unique flavors One of the border cities of Turkey, Van welcomes visitors from all over the world particularly for its culture and winter tourism. The Click More »

Rize

Rize is blessed with the most beautiful nature that has been preserved over the centuries. The fresh air of Rize has a regenerative effect on you with every breath you take. Located in the greenest area of Turkey, the Eastern Click More »

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses in Turkey Shopping is an indispensable part of our daily life. Outlet shops have become the addresses for cheaper shopping. Many brands manufacture cheaper products especially for their outlets. List of some outlet center Click More »

Balıkesir

Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »

Amasya

Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »

Mersin

Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »

Burdur

Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »

Yalova

Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »

Karabük

Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »

 

Category Archives: Agean

Antique Cities

Turkey Travel Antique Cities

Home to the world’s earliest settlements and numerous civilizations ranging from the tiniest of communities to the greatest of empires, Anatolia invites you to discover its ancient cities. Aphrodisias With a history dating back to 5000 BC, the ancient city

Çeşme

Çeşme

Çeşme Cesme: the sunshine of the Aegean Sea, an ancient southern town that has preserved its natural beauty as on its first day. Named originally Cyssus in the ancient time, the name of the location was eventually changed to Çeşme

Ephesus Lodge

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Ephesus lodge is a hotel concept where a variety of comfortable and unique accommodations are offered at the beautiful Kirazli village of Turkey. Located just 10 minutes away from the World-famous ancient city of Ephesus , Ephesus Lodge is in

Ephesus

ephesus

Around Ephesus : Temple of Artemis, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St.John, Ephesus Museum, Isa Bey Mosque, Seven Sleepers, Sirince Village, Hellenistic City Wall   Efes Ruins, which is the biggest open field museum of Turkey, has been located

Kusadasi

kusadasi

Kusadasi settlement has taken its name from the small gulf where it has been located in. This touristical place located in just opposite of Samos Island and has a nice panoramical view with the attribution of the small islands surrounding

Pamukkale

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This antique city which is at 15 km. north of Denizli province has become famous with its thermal hot water springs, spas. Calcium Oxide deposited by rivers flowing over a terrain with travertine for many years covered everyplace a white

IZMIR – CESME Hot Springs & Spas

  IZMIR – CESME (Altitude: 5 m) Cesme (“fountain”) is abundantly endowed with natural hot springs. Located on the Aegean coast, 80 km west of Izmir, the holiday resort has excellent hotels with complete spas. Some use mineral waters from natural hot

IZMIR – BALCOVA

  IZMIR – BALCOVA (Altitude: 25 m) The Balcova hot springs are located on the site of the Baths of Agamemnon, known in antiquity for the therapeutic qualities of its waters. Balcova Treatment Center According to one legend, Agamemnon was advised by

AEGEAN REGION PICTURE SHOW

AEGEAN REGION PICTURE SHOW Yachting in Fethiye, Mugla     Bird Paradise, Izmir                    Folk Dancer in Regional Dress Izmir Clock Tower Kizlaragasi Inn, Izmir     Ataturk Memorial in , Izmir                 Yali Mosque in Konak  Asansor Terrace, Izmir Horse-drawn Carriage Tour, Kordon, Izmir

AEGEAN REGION FESTIVALS

Folk Dancer in Regional Dress

FESTIVALS Camel Wrestling Festival – Selcuk, January 1915 Sea Victory Celebration – Canakkale, March International Izmir Film Festival, April Traditional “Mesir” Festival – Manisa, April Efes International Festival of Culture & Tourism – Selcuk, May International Yachting Festival – Marmaris, May International Offshore Races – Izmir, June

AEGEAN REGION ATTRACTIONS

Ataturk Memorial in, Cumhuriyet Square, Izmir

ATTRACTIONS PARKS Kulturpark, the main park of the city, offers a variety of activities. It is the site for the International Izmir Fair and contains an amusement park, zoo, restaurant and quiet gardens. Olof Palme Park, situated in Karsiyaka, is a relaxing

AEGEAN REGION LANDSCAPES

Oludeniz, Fethiye

    Asansor Terrace, Izmir Horse – drawn Carriage Tour, Kordon, Izmir Cesme Castle, Izmir Altin Yunus Facilities, Izmir     Siren Boulders, Foca, Izmir                            Cesme Beach, Izmir          Ayvalik                                        Canakkale Harbor  Manisa        Kusadasi                     Bodrum, Mugla     Kusadasi, Aydin                                  Pamukkale Bodrum

AEGEAN REGION MUSEUMS

Poseidon and Demeter, Izmir Archaeology Museum

  The Museum List Archeological Museum Ethnography Museum The Ataturk Museum Fine Arts Museum Seljuk Yasar Art Museum Natural History Museum Odemis Archeological Museum Tire Archeological Museum Canakkale Archeological Museum The Kutahya Archeological Museum The Kossuth House Museum Manisa Archeological

AEGEAN REGION MOSQUES

Sultan Mosque, Manisa

MOSQUES Hisar Mosque is the largest and oldest in Izmir. Built in the 16th century, and restored in the 19th century, it has a delightful interior with an interesting mimber (pulpit) and mihrab (niche showing the direction to Mecca). Yali Mosque

MUGLA/Bodrum-Marmaris-Fethiye-Datca-Dalyan

Knidos, Datca - Mugla

The province of Mugla features the popular resort cities of Bodrum, Marmaris, Datca, Koycegiz and Fethiye. Beautiful resorts, comfortable hotels and motels, cozy guest houses, impressive ruins of past civilizations and magnificent landscapes offer holiday makers plenty of choice. Mugla, the province’s

DENIZLI/Pamukkale

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  Nestled in the high mountains near the Buyuk Menderes (Meander) River is Denizli.Surrounded by the natural beauty of a verdant valley, the area is also rich in culture and history. The Luvians were the first inhabitants, followed centuries later by