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Kim & ClareKim & Clar
We have just arrived back in Australia from a three week tour of Turkey and one of our first happy tasks is to write a recommendation for Mr Mevlut Uysal of Pomegranate Tours. Our tour was superbly organised, nothing went wrong and everything that was supposed to happen did as planned. As we progres...
Kim & Clare
Turkey Travel Destinations
Mardin
  Mardin is one of the oldest settled areas in Mesopotamia. Excavations done in the 1920s discovered remains in the area that dated to 4000 BCE. The first known civilization were the  Subarians who were then succeeded in 3000 BCE by the Hu...
Nemrut Mountain
When the Seleucid Empire was defeated by the Romans in 189 BCE at the Battle of Magnesia it began to fall apart and new kingdoms were established on its territory by local authorities. Commagene being one of the Seleucid successor states occupied a ...
Olympos
Olympos is an ancient city which is located in a valley at the south coast of Turkey, 90 km southwest of Antalya city near the Town of Kumluca. The former city of Olympos was founded in the Hellenistic period, presumably taking its name from nearby ...
Pamukkale
  Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in T...
Pergamon
Pergamon , The Attalid kingdom was the rump state left after the collapse of the Kingdom of Thrace. The Attalids, the descendants of Attalus, father of Philetaerus who came to power in 281 BC following the collapse of the Kingdom of Thrace, were amo...
Rize
  Rize is the capital city of the Turkish province with the same name in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey, on the Black Sea coast. History The first written mention of Rize is made by Arrianus in a work named Periplo (Ship'...
Safranbolu
  Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is about two hundred kilometers north of Ankara and about a hundred kilometers south of the Black Sea coast, or more precisely about 9 kilometers...
Sumela Monastery, Trabzon,
Founded in the year 386 AD during the reign of the Emperor Theodosius I (375 - 395), legend has it that two priests undertook the founding of the monastery on the site after having discovered a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary in a cave on the mou...
Trabzon
  Trabzon is a province of Turkey on the Black Sea coast. Located in a strategically important region, Trabzon is one of the oldest trade port cities in Anatolia. Neighbouring provinces are Giresun to the west, GümüÅŸhane to the south...
Van
  Van is a city in eastern Turkey, between Lake Van and the Iranian border. Van  area  was the center of the Urartian Kingdom. With the Seljuq victory at the Battle of Malazgirt in 1071, just north of Lake Van , it became a part of Se...

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