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Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country's second
largest city after Istanbul. It was formerly known as
Angora. The Hittites gave it the name Ankuwash before 1200
BC, the Galatians and Romans called it Ancyra, and in the
classical, Hellenistic, and Byzantine periods it was known
Situated on a steep cliff over the Mediterranean, Antalya is
a picturesque city surrounded by mountains. Pamphylia & Side
& Perge & Aspendos are the 4 major sites.
Assos & Troy& Cesme & Foca
Assos was an ancient harbor city which was also famed due to
the stay of the philosopher Aristotle for three years as the
head of a philosophy school. The Stoic philosopher Cleanthes
was from Assos too. Lesbos Island in the Aegean Sea can be
seen from here on clear days.
Troy was once known as
Ilios or Ilion; this is reflected in the name of Homer's
epic poem the Iliad, a work that claims to relate the story
of Troy's fall.
Black Sea ( Safranbolu & Amasya & Trabzon )
Strabo's Geography reports that in antiquity the Black Sea
was often just called "the Sea" (pontos), just like Homer
was often simply called "the Poet". For the most part,
Graeco-Roman tradition refers to the Black Sea as the
'Hospitable sea' Euxeinos Pontos.
The alpine scenery and
gorgeous coastline of the Black Sea country will charm you,
as will the friendliness of the people.
on the Bodrum Peninsula, near the northwest entrance to the
Gulf of Gökova, and faces the Greek island of Kos. Today, it
is a center of tourism and yachting. It is the ancient
Halicarnassus of Caria, renowned for the mausoleum of
Maussollos. The town is very popular tourist resort for
northern Europeans due to its attractive coastline and
There is nothing like this extraordinary place anywhere else
in the world; it possesses bewitching beauty and an
astonishing artistic wealth. There are incredible pageants
of shapes and color, which make it an ideal place for people
interested in history or art, keen photographers or those
who enjoy walking.
Dalyan-Caunos & Dalaman
The village of Dalyan is based on a river, surrounded by
lush green fields breaking into spectacular mountain ranges.
On the opposite side of the river is the ancient city of
Caunos that is debatably the second greatest archaeological
site in Turkey.
The Datça peninsula is a unique heaven on Earth that has
been the home of many civilizations for the past 3,000
At the end of the peninsula stands the
ancient Carian city of Knidos, described by Strabo as "a
city that was built for the most beautiful of goddesses,
Aphrodite, on the most beautiful of peninsulas." Famous as a
centre of art and culture in the fourth century B.C. the
city had two harbours: one on the Aegean and the other on
the Mediterranean. The remains of a circular temple
dedicated to the goddess of love overlook the two harbours.
A land of ancient civilizations, spectacular scenery and
contrasts of culture and climate.
Fethiye & Kayakoy& Oludeniz
If you're looking for an active holiday, this region of
Turkey has it all -- rafting, paragliding, diving and great
beaches with a scattering of ancient Lycian cities to charm
the history buff.
Previously named “Kalimche” in the antiquity, was
conveniently located between Telmessos (today Fethiye) and
Kaunos (today Dalyan). According to the legends, it is in
the Göcek area that Ikarus felt in the sea after his famous
flight, trying to escape from the tower where he was
3000 years of history await you, Ancient Byzantium,
Constantinople - City of the World's Desire and Istanbul,
seat of the mighty Ottoman Empire for 500 years.
Council of European Union has designated Istanbul as
European Capitals of Culture 2010.
Izmir & Kusadası & Selcuk-Ephesus & Sirince
İzmir is the third most populous
city of Turkey and the country's largest port after
İstanbul. Perfectly placed for classical Turkey; Ephesus,
Bergama-Pergamon, Didim-Ddyma, Piriene, Milet-Milteus and
Sardis await you.
set in sparkling seas. This charming fishing village is
slowly evolving into an exclusive haven for those who take
their leisure time seriously.
mountains of Southern Turkey drop almost vertically to the
azure Mediterranean. This is the turquoise coast at its
best. Ancient sites and Nearby villages of Ucagiz &
Simena-Kekova & Myra-Demre.
Yachting capital of the Mediterranean with services,
shopping and nightlife to match.
unique setting for this resort. A densely wooded valley
hides a lovely beach, a ruined city and a turtle sanctuary.
Ancient ruins of CHIMERA & PHASELIS
One of the most interesting places in the world, justly
famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique
geological formations but also for its historical remains of
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