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Sivrihisar, a small Anatolian town that’s well worth seeing

Traditional houses of Sivrihisar

Traditional houses of Sivrihisar

Located approximately 100 kilometres south-east of Eskişehir, the small Anatolian town of Sivrihisar counts just over 20 000 inhabitants. Little-known to most tourists, it has an interesting heritage and is worth a visit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Seyyid Battal Gazi Complex

Seyyid Battal Gazi Complex

Seyyid Battal Gazi Complex

Seyyid Battal Gazi Complex is located in Seyitgazi, a small town 43 km      south-east of Eskişehir. It was built over the centuries on the hill where Mesih Castle was once located. Read the rest of this entry »

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Eskişehir, an Anatolian city full of treasures – Part II

Traditional Ottoman House in Odunpazarı

Traditional Ottoman House in Odunpazarı

 

In the previous article, we started our journey through Eskişehir with the Porsuk River and the multiple green spaces in its surroundings.

Today, we will discover Odunpazarı, one of the most attractive districts of the city with a vast amount of magnificent traditional Ottoman houses. Read the rest of this entry »

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Eskişehir, an Anatolian city full of treasures

Porsuk River

Porsuk River

Eskişehir is located 315 km away from Istanbul and is reachable by high speed train in 2 and a half hours and by bus in 4 to 5 hours depending on the coach station. This Anatolian city has many assets that are likely to appeal to tourists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Çınarlı and Saraylar, two villages located on Marmara Island

On the way to Saraylar

On the way to Saraylar

In our previous post we discovered Marmara Island and its main village of the same name.

Among the six villages on the island, two more are worth seeing: Çınarlı, located 4 km north-west of Marmara and Saraylar, 29 km north-east. Read the rest of this entry »

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The museum Saint Saviour in Chora in Istanbul

Christ Pantocrator in St Sauveur in Chora

It is a must to visit the Museum of St. Slouis vuitton bags sale uk  aviour in Chora which lies inside the walls of Theodosius, near gate of Edirne. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sivas, the cradle of the Republic of Turkey

Sivas

     This city of 250 000 inhabitants situated 110 km south-east of Tokat in the heart of Anatolia took part in the foundation of the Republic of Turkey. It is indeed where the Turkish War of Independence was proclaimed during the congress held by Atatürk in September 1919. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hattusha: the Hittite Capital

Hattusa

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The Ishak Pasha Palace in Doğubayazıt

The Ishak Pasha Palace at Doğubayazıt

Outside the city of Doğubayazıt, on the eastern border of the country, lies the magnificent Ishak Pasha palace. It appears in a bare and almost lunar landscape. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

The Tomb of King Mausolus of Caria in Asia Minor made a powerful impression on the minds of the people of the ancient Mediterranean.

Mausoleum of Mausolos one of the 7 ancient Wonders of the World

King Mausolus was the son of Hecatomnus (r.377-353 BC), who ruled the Caria on the Mediterranean coast of Asia Minor (Anatolia, Turkey) as vassal or ‘satrap’ of the Persian empire. Mausolus ascended the throne after his fathers death in 377 BC. Read the rest of this entry »

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