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: REGIONS

MARMARA REGION PICTURE SHOW

MARMARA REGION Istanbul Sunset     Fishermen in Istanbul           Dolmabahce Palace Topkapi Palace     Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul        Sultanahmet Mosque, (Blue Mosque)     Sultanahmet Mosque, (Blue Mosque)          Rumeli Hisari, (Rumelian Fortress) Archeology Museum, Istanbul Aereal View of Istanbul Golden Horn, Istanbul Topkapi Palace,

MARMARA REGION FESTIVALS

MARMARA REGION FESTIVALS

  MARMARA REGION FESTIVALS Istanbul International Film Festival – Istanbul, April 1915 Sea Victory Celebration – Canakkale, March Tulip Festival – Istanbul, April – May International Offshore Races – Istanbul, Izmir, June International Kus Cenneti Culture and Tourism, June Tekirdag Cherry Festival, June International Bursa Festival

MARMARA REGION ATRACTIONS

Kapali-Carsi

  ART, CULTURE, AND ENTERTAINMENT Cicek Pasaji, Istanbul Istanbul also has a rich program of light entertainment. Nightclubs provide splendid entertainment throughout dinner, ranging from a selection of Turkish songs to belly-dancing. Alongside these are modem discos, cabarets, and jazz

MARMARA REGION LANDSCAPES

MARMARA REGION LANDSCAPES

  MARMARA REGION LANDSCAPES Sunset in Istanbul     Kiz Kulesi, Istanbul                 Misir Carsisi (Spice Bazaar)     Rumeli Hisari (Rumelian Fortress)                       Burgaz Island                 Golden Horn, istanbul     Cicek Pasaji (Flower Lane)                          Balik Pazari          Kapali Carsi (Covered Bazaar)     Horse-drawn carriages, Buyukada

MARMARA REGION MUSEUMS

istanbul_Basilica_Cistern

  The Basilica of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), now called the Ayasofya Museum, is unquestionably one of the finest buildings of all time. Built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, its immense dome rises 55 meters above the

MARMARA REGION MOSQUES

Istanbul-MOSQUES

Across from Hagia Sophia stands the supremely elegant Imperial Sultanahmet Mosque with six minarets. Built between 1609 and 1616 by the architect Mehmet, the building is more familiarly known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior paneling of blue and white Iznik

TROY (TRUVA)

Legendary Trojan Horse, Canakkale

  The Fact and Fiction Surrounding the 4000 Year Old Ancient City Troy existed more than 4000 years as the center of ancient civilization. For many years, it was commonly believed that Troy was a myth, the product of fertile

THE MARMARA REGION

marmara_map

  THE MARMARA REGION A fast highway connects Istanbul with Izmit, the capital of Kocaeli province. An important city in Roman times known as Nicomedeia, it is now a prosperous industrial center. The restored Saatci Efendi Konak, a typical 18th-century Ottoman mansion, now serves as theEthnography

ISTANBUL

Istanbul_map

Istanbul embraces two continents with one arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe. Through the city’s heart -the Bosphorus- run the waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. Sunset, Istanbul The former capital of

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