Sunday, 28 December 2014

Yusuf Yigitoglu Konagi, Urgup

With a stay at Yusuf Yigitoglu Konagi - Special Class in Urgup, you'll be in the historical district and close to Ortahisar Castle and Sunset Point. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Red Valley and Pasabag. Rooms Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 14 guestrooms, featuring fireplaces and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment.

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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Church Of Saint Nicholas(Santa Claus), Myra

The Church of Saint Nicholas at Myra - additionally called St Nicholas Museum - is an old Byzantine church which graphs the life of this acclaimed Christian Saint and is one of the most seasoned surviving holy places in presence.

Holy person Nicholas was conceived in Patara in the third Century AD, and is said to have been brought up in a rich Christian crew. He got to be Bishop of Myra at an adolescent age, and this position was his beginning wellspring of notoriety. He was detained by the Emperor Diocletian, who mistreated the Christian confidence, and went to the celebrated internationally board of Nicaea, a get-together of the notables of Christendom, after his discharge.

It is Nicholas' life and deeds which brought forth the myth of Santa Claus and records for the path in which he is adored in the Christian world. Nicholas was especially well known for the records of his demonstrations of thoughtfulness towards youngsters. One account reviews three girls, whose father was so poor there was no option have the capacity to manage the cost of a share. Usually this would have brought about the little girls being sold into servitude. Then again, three packs of gold showed up in leggings in baffling circumstances, in this manner saving the girls their destiny. In some northern European nations, St. Nicholas day is commended by youngsters forgetting shoes or tights overnight, to discover blessings in the morning.

And also being supporter holy person of youngsters, Nicholas was additionally the benefactor of mariners, a consequence of Myra being a critical port. Unexpectedly, given that he was connected with kind deeds, he likewise turned into the supporter of privateers, after they stole his relics. Nicholas passed on in around 345ad, and stories of his great deeds and demonstrations of graciousness spread quickly. His congregation turned into a well known spot of journey, and the beatification of Nicholas happened not long after his demise. He was the Eastern world's most well known holy person, and was likewise embraced by whatever remains of Europe, being envisioned by northern Europeans as wearing a cape and hides and riding a sleigh, regardless of living in a Mediterranean atmosphere amid his lifetime.

Despite the fact that there may have been a congregation built on the present site soon after the demise of St. Nicholas, the congregation which exists now has its establishes in the ninth century. It has experienced two different real redesigns. Constantine IX reconstructed the congregation in 1043, and Tsar Nicholas I had the congregation revamped in 1862. Some reclamation work has likewise been done all the more as of late by Turkish archaeologists.

Regardless of its generally unobtrusive size the Church of Saint Nicholas is in any case terrific, and is prevalent with explorers and vacationers much the same. Specific highlights are the sublime vaulted rooms, and the little exhibition adjacent containing the remaining parts of some glorious mosaics and frescoes.

There are various sarcophagi contained inside the congregation, firstly in a display neighboring the first house of prayer. The most outstanding sarcophagus is found in a different, restricted exhibition, which is said to be that of St. Nicholas himself, in spite of the fact that his remaining parts are more prone to have been stolen – obviously by Italian mariners who whisked them away to Bari where they manufactured the Basilica of Saint Nicholas. There are further mosaics in the primary apse, which likewise contains the sacrificial table of the congregation and some white marble steps.

The church is open to visitors all year round, with reduced opening hours during the winter months.

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Severan Bridge, Turkey

The Severan Bridge (otherwise called Chabinas Bridge or Cendere Bridge or Septimius Severus Bridge; Turkish: Cendere Köprüsü is a late aged Roman extension found close to the old city of Arsameia today's Eskikale, 55 km north east of Adıyaman in southeastern Turkey. It compasses Cendere Çayı (Chabinas Creek), a tributary of Kâhta Creek on the common street 02-03 from Kâhta to Sincik in Adıyaman Province.

The extension is developed of 92 stones, each one weighing around 10 tons as a straightforward, unadorned, single great curve on two rocks at the narrowest purpose of the river. At 34.2 m (112 ft) clear compass, the structure is conceivably the second biggest surviving curve connect by the Romans. It is 120 m (390 ft) long and 7 m (23 ft) wide.

The scaffold was assembled by four Commagenean urban communities out of appreciation for the Roman Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus (193–211), his second wife Julia Domna, and their children Caracalla and Publius Septimius Geta as exuding from an engraving in Latin on the extension. The Legio XVI Gallica, garrisoned in the aged city of Samosata (today Samsat) to start a war with Parthia built the scaffold.

There were initially four Corinthian segments on the extension, two sections on the Kâhta side committed to Septimius Severus himself and his wife, and two more segments on the Sincik side devoted to Caracalla and Geta, all in 9–10 m in stature. On the other hand, the segment of Geta was evacuated after his death by his sibling Caracalla, who cursed Geta's memory and requested his name to be expelled from all engravings.

The Severan Bridge is arranged inside a standout amongst the most vital national stops in Turkey, which contains Nemrut Dağı with the popular stays of Commagene development on top, pronounced as World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO. In 1997, the extension was restored. Vehicles up to 5 tons just were permitted to ignore the extension. The scaffold is presently shut to vehicles, and another street span has been fabricated 500 m (550 yd) east of the old bridge.

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Atlantis Marmaris Waterpark in Marmaris

Atlantis Marmaris Waterpark,is  the biggest in Marmaris, characteristics a full-day of good times for the whole family. Atlantis Marmaris Waterpark is loaded with attractions for entertainment only mates of all ages, with numereous slides, children pool, wave pool, little golf, rocking the bowling alley, restaurants, bars and stimulation.

Atlantis Marmaris Waterparkatlantis Marmaris Waterpark is spotted right on the ocean front with private shoreline and offers free sunbeds and umbrellas throughout the day.  Atlantis Marmaris Waterpark is conceivably arranged on the heart of Marmaris Longbeach (Uzunyalä±), with a mobile separation to numerous resort inns, bars, restaurants and strip malls.

Atlantis Marmaris Waterpark praised tenth Anniversary in 2007 and it has all the elements for an extraordinary day out . Atlantis Marmaris Waterpark has taken the level of energy above and beyond consistently by including novel wanders, for example, the main Wave pool in Marmaris in 2004, Space vessel Slide in 2005, The Bucket Kid Slide in 2008 and Crazy Golf in 2009.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

The city of Assos

The city of Assos on the Aegean bank of advanced Turkey was established by Ancient Greeks at some point around the seventh century BC. Today the site, whose advanced name is Behramkale, is an excellent ocean side resort littered with aged vestiges dating from the antiquated Greek and Roman periods.

The city passed through numerous hands amid its long presence, the Persians took Assos from the ownership of the Ancient Greeks amid the fourth century BC just to be determined out a couple of years after the fact by Alexander the Great. Later, the city went under the control of the adjacent Kings of Pergamum, until it was overwhelmed by the Roman Empire in 133 BC. The success of the city dwindled after the Roman period and it stayed simply a little settlement all through the Byzantine period and through to present day times.

The most celebrated of Assos' antiquated tenants would likely be Aristotle, who established a school of reasoning here and wedded the niece of the city's most popular ruler, Hermeias. St Paul was likewise a rumored guest to the city.

Maybe the best known aged site at Assos is the Temple of Athena, which is arranged on the peak of a lethargic well of lava. It offers wonderful perspectives of the region extending the extent that the island of Lesbos, which is only 12km over the ocean, furthermore of other adjacent demolishes, for example, Pergamum. For the best perspectives, stay until sunset or get up right on time to see the sun climb.

Albeit little stays of the sanctuary, it is the main Doric illustration in the Anatolian district.
Different sights to see in the town incorporate the great old city dividers, the Hellenic city entryway - comprising of two gigantic towers - a Roman theater, gym, marketplace and the necropolis (cemetery). A portion of the remnants have been remade. Sights at Assos from different periods incorporate the Ottoman period mosque and fortification which date from the fourteenth century.

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Beldibi Cave Of Antalya

Beldibi hollow is spotted on the Antalya – Kemer roadway on the feet of Beydagi. It is around 25 km from Antalya and 100 m from the shore. Hollow is at the base of the limestone rocks stretching out into the ocean having a height of 25 m. It is involved 2 segments. It demonstrates that Beldibi Cave had been utilized since the Paleolithic Age, yet the most lovely discoveries of the hollow has a place with the Mesolithic Age.

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On the Cave's dividers the adapted pictures were found, alongside the little stone and bone cut devices having a place with the same period, that is to 15000 prior years. 50000years back while the pictures of the human of the Paleolithic Age were made with a practical perspective, 15000 years prior the pictures made in Mesolithic Age were adapted.

Among the pictures in this hollow which were made with manganese oxide colors and regular iron are the figures of the chamois and the scenes of chasing, a figure, made of a loop, delineating the mother goddess partitioned into four segments with specks, and the figures of human or performer adapted with the cross shape.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Tatlarin Underground City

Tatlarin underground city, which was a standout amongst the most critical underground urban communities of the Cappadocia locale, could just be found in 1975 in light of the fact that its unique door had fell and had gone underground to be opened to the visits of sightseers in 1991. The can in it exhibits that toilets were generally utilized as a part of Anatolia around 3000 years back. There are numerous nourishment stockpiling ranges and places of worship inside it.

It is accepted to have been utilized as an inside for religious or military purposes according to the extensive size of its rooms. Just two stories of the Tatlarin underground city which has spread over a really vast region can be gone to right now, however works keep on openning alternate floors to visits also. In spite of the fact that there is an expansive number of houses of worship around and inside the Tatlarin underground city which is close to the Acýgöl locale of the Nevþehir territory a significant piece of them have gave way because of common reasons.

The Tatlarin underground city is entered through a way that is give or take 15 meters in length, and the passage path opens to a generally huge corridor. There is a sliding stone which has the motivation behind fixing off the passage in the occasion of an adversary assault. This sliding stone which could just be opened from within was utilized as an instrument of safeguard against creatures and adversaries.

Three skeletons were found in the area heading downwards from the right half of the lobby. The kitchen found on the right half of the corridor incites the thought that this segment was utilized as a cemetery as a part of the Roman period and as a kitchen in the Byzantine period. That is so on the grounds that the entombment puts in which the skeletons were found are indistinguishable with the internment spots utilized as a part of the Roman period. Notwithstanding, the inner part some piece of the entombment spots were profoundly cut out later to put sustenance supplies in them.

This vast corridor at the passage is associated with a second extensive region with a crisscrossing hallway. There is a trap and a sliding stone against gatecrashers. There is a steady and five sustenance supply stockpiles cut into the floor in this second area which is backed by solid segments. Also in the roof there is a ventilation well which gives access to alternate parts of the city.

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Zelve Open Air Museum, Cappadocia

Tucked away beyond anyone's ability to see off the fundamental street from Avanos to Göreme, Zelve was until 1952 a living group where conventional individuals went about their day by day life, pounding bulgur at the seten (factory), pressing grapes for pekmez (molasses) in the şaraphane (winery), raising pigeons for their preparing excrement in the güvercinliks (pigeonhouses) and sheets their creatures down for the night in the hollow cut ahırs (stables).

In that sense it was dependably an altogether different spot from what is currently the Göreme Open-Air Museum, which was a religious settlement possessed by Byzantine ministers and nuns, and was just informally existed in later years after the populace moved not far off to what inevitably got to be Göreme town.

Zelve was not without its devout group, which is thought to have existed in the range checked by three immense angled breaks in the third valley. They are as of now reserved for security reasons, which implies, tragically, that you won't have the capacity to examine one of the colossal moving stones that used to be utilized to close off shafts from interlopers as in the underground urban communities. The breaks neglect what used to be Zelve's principle square.

Of course this has a little mosque to one side. From the outside this looks as though it was constructed routinely out of mainly quarried stone yet in the event that you look inside you'll see that the back part is removed straight of the rock, as is the dainty little mihrab.

For those enthusiastic about seeing some of Cappadocia's celebrated rock-cut houses of worship, Zelve has a couple of traps up its sleeve, including the Balıklı ve Üzümlü Kilise (The Church of the Fish and Grapes) in the first valley and effectively conspicuous by the harmed frescoes of heavenly attendants over its doorway.

Inside the grapes look suspiciously like monster strawberries, and the fish keep a low profile. The same can't be said of the conspicuous cut and painted crosses on the dividers of the Kutsal Haç Kilisesi (Holy Cross Church) in the second valley. At long last, in the third valley the Direkli Kilise (Columned Church) has generally fell so it looks more like a cave than a church.

Monday, 8 December 2014


The territory is a popular tourist destination, as it has numerous territories with extraordinary geographical, memorable, and social peculiarities. The most paramount towns and ends in Cappadocia are Urgup, Goreme, Ihlara Valley, Selime, Guzelyurt, Uchisar, Avanos and Zelve.

Among the underground cities areas worth seeing are Derinkuyu, Kaymakli, Gaziemir and Ozkanak. The best noteworthy houses and hole houses for visitor stays are in Urgup, Goreme, Guzelyurt and Uchisar.

As per My Destination, Meskendir Valley is an aggregate length of 4400 m (2.73 miles) and is arranged close Ortahisar. The door is found through a campground on the Ortahisar-Goreme street. A moderate agreeable stroll all through the valley will take pretty nearly 3 to 4 hours. Inside the valley is the Meskendir Church which is worth a visit.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings - Turkey Tours

Just over a large portion of a mile from Urgup town focus, Kayakapi Premium Caves is in restored memorable caverns. It peculiarities free Wi-Fi and richly brightened suites with a chimney and Cappadocia sees.

All rooms and suites at Kayakapi Premium Caves Cappadocia have carpet warming, HD LED TV, Nespresso machine, chimney and ipod docking station. A few suites have a private patio or porch. Day by day breakfast is served in smorgasbord style.

Lunch and supper can be served as an issue menu upon appeal. The front work area is accessible every minute of every day. Room administration can be given. The lodging has a free shuttle to the Urgup focus upon appeal.

Only 6 miles from Goreme National Park, Kayakapi Premium Caves Cappadocia is 8 miles from Avanos town focus. Kayseri Erkilet Airport is 47 miles away. Free private stopping is accessible on location.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014


Turkish Heritage Travel is specialized in guided walking tours and offers tours in many different valleys of Cappadocia. Apart from the above valleys, we organize hikes in:

>> Pigeon Valley (4km) from Uchisar to Goreme. A moderate walk in a green valley with many different rock formations and hundreds of pigeon houses carved into fairy-chimneys.

>> Love Valley (2 km) short and easy hike in a picturesque valley on the way to Goreme Open Air Museum with tall fairy-chimneys.

>> Zemi Valley (5 km) from Goreme to Uchisar. A moderate hike in a green valley with wind-eroded volcanic rocks.

>> Honey Valley (5 km) starting from Goreme-Cavusin road upto old Uchisar. With one of the most spectacular views of Cappadocia.

>> Uzengi Valley (4km) an easy hike from Ortahisar to Urgup-Mustafapasa road in a lush, green valley.

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Mardin, Turkey

Mardin is a highly addictive and unmissable spot. Minarets emerge from a baked brown labyrinth of meandering lanes, a castle dominates the old city, and stone houses cascade down the hillside above the Mesopotamian plains. As a melting pot of Kurdish, Yezidi, Christian and Syrian cultures, it also has a fascinating cultural mix.

Just don't expect to have the whole place to yourself. With regular flights from Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara, you'll see lots of local visitors in summer.

The Turkish government also has plans to promote Mardin internationally as an iconic Turkish destination like Ephesus and Pamukkale, and have (optimistically) projected up to five million domestic and overseas visitors annually by 2025.

Mardin's honey-coloured collage of old buildings and markets is still definitely worth a look though, and for somewhere extra special, detour to Dara or Savur.