Sights of Turkey
This is one of the oldest cities in Eurasia and the cultural capital of Turkey. The favorite city of Agatha Christie with amazing panoramas spread on the shores of two continents. The magnificent history of the capital of the four greatest empires (Roman, Byzantine, Latin, Ottoman) dates back to the 7th century BC, preserving for us a whole kaleidoscope of fascinating historical and architectural monuments: St. Sophia Cathedral (the largest Byzantine church in the world ), Topkapi Palace (the center of power of the great Ottoman Empire), the underground reservoir Erebatan 3rd century AD, the inimitable “Blue Mosque” (Sultan Ahmet mosque) – a wonderful symbol of Istanbul, Dolmabahce Palace – a delightful Osm palace complex new on the shores of the Bosphorus, the Church of St. Irina is a famous place of pilgrimage for Christians, the Suleymaniye Mosque (the tombs of Sultan Suleiman and his beloved wife Hurrem Sultan “Roksolany”), Sirkeci Station is the starting point of the famous “Orient Express” amazing istanbul!
Pamukkale (cotton fortress) is a world-famous thermal resort located in southwestern Turkey. In the “cotton castle”, a cluster of unique hot springs with a high concentration of calcium oxide, many difficult to treat diseases are healed. Pamukkale is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Ephesus – the oldest city in the world and one of the most famous centers of worship of Artemis, included in the list of “7 Wonders of the World”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ephesus is the largest archaeological complex in the eastern Mediterranean, where finds dating from the Roman period are found. According to scientists, only 15% of ancient Ephesus was excavated, which gives some idea of its magnificence.
The archaeological complex is located 3 km south-west of the town of Selcuk, approximately midway between Izmir and Kusadasi, and is a popular tourist attraction.
Legendary antique city, sung in the epics of Homer. “Troy” and “Ilion” are two different names for the same mighty city in Asia Minor, at the entrance of the Aegean Sea to the Dardanelles (Hellespont). The city was located on the ancient sea trading route that connected the Aegean Sea to the Marmara and Black Seas.
Cappadocia is a fabulous land, a unique geological formation, famous for its unusually interesting landscape, a huge number of cave temples, cells, crypts and monasteries, whose history stretches from the times of early Christianity, and underground cities created in I millennium BC. This culturally rich area is located in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. The territory of Cappadocia covers the provinces of Nevsehir, Nigde, Aksaray, Kyrsehir and Kayseri. Goreme National Park, located in the central part of Cappadocia, along with Cappadocian cave settlements is included in the list of UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The most famous underground cities are Kaimakli and Derinkuyu, discovered by archaeologists in 1960….