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 »

 

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Rumelihisari Rumeli Castle

Rumelihisari (Rumelian Castle) has been placed on the best point of the Bosporus which connects the Black Sea to Marmara Sea. The castle has been constructed by the commands of Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1452, one year before the conquest

KARTALKAYA SKI CENTER

  KARTALKAYA SKI CENTER Located in the Western Black Sea Region., southeast of pine forests the town Bolu in the picturesque pine forests of the Koroglu Mountains. Kartalkaya, Bolu The Ankara Highway is a 45 minute drive from this center which is

ULUDAG SKI CENTER

ULUDAG SKI CENTER Uludag is located in the South Marmara Region in Uludag National Park. It is 36 km from Bursa, and 150 km from Istanbul. The ski center is a 40 minute drive from Bursa or a 60 minute

THE BEY MOUNTAINS

  THE BEY MOUNTAINS (3086 M.) The western branch of the Toros (Taurus) Mountains, the Bey range, is located in the province of Antalya. The crest of the range parallels the north-south line of the western shore of the Gulf of Antalya.

Thermal Spa Resorts in Turkey

Thermal Spa Resorts in Turkey

A visit to Turkey would not be complete without a stop at one of the country’s better known spas, whether to treat a health problem or simply to luxuriate in the soothing waters of natural mineral baths. A stop at one of the

CAVES OF TURKEY

      C A V E S OF TURKEY Speleological Potential Of Turkey About one third of Turkey is underlaid by carbonate rocks. The intense karstification is spread almost all over the country. It is found particularly in the

TURKEY IN BRIEF

  TURKEY IN BRIEF Official Name The Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti) Founder Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK ( 1881-1938 )   Capital ANKARA Population 67.8 million (as of 2000) Language Turkish (uses Latin Alphabet) Currency ( YTL ) as of 1/1/2005 1YTL=1,000,000 TL ( Turkish Lira )

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

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  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

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  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

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