coast of Patara
The first great civilization in Turkey was the Hittite civilization, who worshiped the sun goddess and the storm god. The Hittites inhabited Anatolia from the Middle Bronze Age (1900-1600 BC), fighting with Egypt, where the great Ramses II ruled, they also captured Syria, but by the time the Achaean Greeks attacked Troy in 1250 BC, the Hittite empire began to decay. The great invasion of “sea people” from the Greek islands put pressure on the Hittites, and a mixture of minor kingdoms appeared at the bend of the border, which continued until Cyrus, the emperor of Persia (550-530 BC), did not attack Anatolia from the east. Continue reading
Cappadocia No words to describe it all! Maybe call it the eighth wonder of the world? Or a miracle of the East? Or maybe this unparalleled gift from Anatolian land, presented to it by geological collisions ?! No matter how it is called, and in order not to say, one thing is clear that Kapadokiya is a unique natural phenomenon, causing more and more deep emotions and delight, this is something that you definitely need to see!
This magical edge of the earth arose millions of years ago as a result of the eruption of ancient volcanoes such as Erciyes, Mount Hasan and Melendiz, which led to the hydrogenous deposition of tuff, and then for many centuries by wind and rainfall to the erosion of these layers, layers, turning all this is a miracle! Continue reading
This is what I dreamed of all my adult life: a cruise on a yacht. And finally, the dream came true! I had to swim two hundred kilometers along the southwestern coast of Turkey, exploring the ancient cities of the ancient state of Lycia. Having thrown a couple of swimsuits, a bandanna and an evening dress into a travel bag, I set off.
The first day. Oleander adaptation
I got a glimpse of a Turkish bath right after leaving Antalya Airport. It was a terrible summer heat. Larynx burned dry hot air. I wanted to cough and hold my breath at the same time. Continue reading