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

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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 »

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Museums

The unequaled works of art and remains belonging to the many civilizations and societies that left their mark in Turkey are preserved across the centuries to welcome today’s visitors. Shedding light into history, far and recent, this legacy is well-preserved Click More »

Winter Sports

Turkey, which attracts the attention with different scenic beauties every season, offers the most beautiful ski slopes in winter. The Skiing centers of Anatolia welcome many winter sports enthusiasts and offer slopes that are suitable for a variety of winter Click More »

Water Sports

The crossroads of Europe and Asia surrounded by the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, and Aegean and Marmara seas, Turkey is the heart of water sports. Turkey is a peninsula awaiting its visitors to explore the seas of magnificently unique regions. Click More »

Outdoor Sports

For the active tourist Turkey has many mountains that offer winter sport activities . The mountains offer wonderful winter sports like skiing, mountain climbing and hiking. Enjoy the winter sports by checking out some of the to climbing sites such Click More »

Alternative Tourism

Alternative tourism options appeal to a wide range of holiday makers who are looking for options other than the classic holiday! Turkey offers a variety of alternatives and services ranging from eco-tourism as a means to commune with nature to Click More »

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 Click More »

Ephesus

Ephesus Ephesus; one of the most important regions of Izmir and Turkey and the most famous Greek city of the ancient times with a heritage dating back to 6 thousand BC The ancient city of Ephesus located close to Seljuk, Click More »

Alanya

Alanya Alanya; one of nature’s most generous regions located by in front of the Toros mountains by the Mediterranean Sea and the hub of many civilizations throughout the centuries Located on a peninsula reaching into the in the Mediterranean Sea, Click More »

Uzungöl

Uzungöl Uzungöl: Located within the province of Trabzon, one of the most beautiful cities of Eastern Black Sea Region, Uzungöl, with its lush green nature and calm water, peacefully lies within a valley.   Uzungöl is the lake that also Click More »

Historical Peninsula

Historical Peninsula Historical Peninsula: A historical region which has flourished over the centuries since its earliest settlement, the Historical Peninsula hosts invaluable monuments of bygone civilizations. Also called Suriçi (Walled City) the area was founded in 685 BC and named Click More »

Selçuk

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Safranbolu

Safranbolu Safranbolu:  A dreamy town of historical significance, Safranbolu is located in the Black Sea Region and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Mentioned in Homer’s Iliad, Safranbolu, with a history dating back to ancient times, has been one Click More »

 

Nemrut:  A magnificent historical site located on the eastern Taurus mountain range and the 8th Wonder of the World bearing the most valuable monuments of the Kingdom of Commagene.


Situated on the Arsameia antique road, Nemrut, 2206 meters in height, looms over the whole territory encompassing the Firat river crossing and plains.


The statues of Greek and Persian gods made in 62 BC upon the order of the Commagene King Antiochus and the king’s own tomb and temple are still preserved in the present day.


The tumulus and sanctuary include also stone carvings of gods. The eagle head is one of the the most well-known and intriguing carvings.


UNESCO
has inscribed Mount Nemrut on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987 and called the site the 8th Wonder of the World.


Offering a rich cultural heritage and an excellent
landscape, unforgettable memories are awaiting you at Nemrut!

Events


Nemrut, with its fabulous riches and scenic view offers different ambiences any time of the day and any time of the year.
The ancient sites of the area can be explored by joining one of the three different tour options ranging from small to standard and big tours.Joining the big tour one can get hold of the breathtaking landscape by sunrise and embark on an expedition to the ruins and monuments in the early morning.
The small tour comprises a short trip to Mount Nemrut.  The standard tour to the monuments, on the other hand, is a greater tour that can be taken any time of the day as it does not last from sunrise to sundown.
Apart from that, the International Kahta Commagene Cultural Festival offering a rich program including panels and activities is held annually with the participation of guests from all over the world.

Attractions


One of the most important legacies of antiquity the historical site of Mount Nemrut nowadays attracts the attention of visitors from many countries of the world.
Comprised of four sections and home to many statues and monuments, the ancient tumulus was made of piled-up pebbles and broken stones and surrounded by terraces adorned with fire altars made in Greco- Persian style.
The eastern terrace bears giant stone heads of gods seated on 10 meters high thrones. The stone heads are seated so as to face the east and the sun rise. The terrace bears respectively, the statues of the guardian eagle symbolizing the dominance of the Kingdom of Commagene in the skies; the guardian lion representing the sovereignty of the kingdom of Commagene on earth and the statues of the King of Commagene Antiochus I, Zeus, Apollo and Hercules. This section contains also King Antiochus’s 237-line testament including religious and social content. The northern and southern parts of the terrace are home to the stele reliefs of the royal family of Commagene. The statues are situated behind a fire altar and a lion statue sitting in front of them. Visitors can watch the terrific sun rise from this terrace.
Just like the eastern terrace, the western terrace is also adorned with giant stone heads of gods and a statue of King Antiochus I. In addition to the relief showing the King shaking hands with gods, the terrace is also home to the relief depicting Leo, the fifth Zodiac sign of Astrology. The terrace is a convenient place to watch the sunset and its stunning colors.
The Northern terrace on the other hand, is a ceremonial gateway connecting the other two terraces to each other. This wing contains also steles and pedestals in unfinished state.
Arsameia, which was the administrative headquarter of the Commagene Kingdom during summers, is located east of the Kahta stream. Known as the Arsameia Ruins, the southern part of the region bears a ceremonial gateway, and many statues and steles in addition to the biggest Greek inscription of Anatolia.
Visitors of the region should not miss the opportunity to eat at the fish restaurants located at Baraj Lake and buy original souvenirs depicting the statues of Nemrut.
Among the most impressive peaks of the world, Nemrut will impress you with its unique scenic beauty.

How can I get there?


Among the most special witnesses to history, Mount Nemrut is situated at a convenient location that can be reached easily via a variety of transportation options.
Having arrived in Adıyaman Airport, travelers can either get on one of the shuttle buses to Nemrut or rent a car and drive through Karadut village to reach their destination.
Travelers who prefer to travel by highway can reach Nemrut by continuing on the same main road after arriving in Adiyaman.
It is advisable that nature enthusiasts who want to meet one of the most impressive mountains of the world should book their tickets in advance.
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