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Izmir, the ancient city of Smyrna – Part IV

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Izmir

Beside its Christian history, Izmir also has some important vestiges of its Muslim past. Read the rest of this entry »

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Izmir, the ancient city of Smyrna – Part III

Izmir cathedrale

       Izmir played a substantial part in Christian history. Ancient Smyrna was inhabited by Greeks and Levantines and the city has a number of interesting churches that are worth seeing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Izmir, the ancient city of Smyrna – Part II

Musée de l’art et de l’histoire d’Izmir

        Izmir, 3rd largest city of Turkey, has preserved part of its historical heritage and combined it with modernism by decisively turning to the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Izmir, the ancient city of Smyrna – Part I

Izmir Center

         Izmir, located on the Aegean coast, is the third largest city of Turkey with over 3 million inhabitants and the second largest harbour of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Celebrating Easter in Istanbul

Saint-Antoine Church in Istanbul

       Spending the Easter holidays in a multicultural megalopolis such as Istanbul is an interesting experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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