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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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Kars, a city too often forgotten that is well worth seeing

Citadelle de Kars et le vieux pont

Kars citadel

    In the famous novel “Snow” Orhan Pamuk describes the city of Kars and its peculiar wintry atmosphere. Although little-known to most tourists, Kars is not without interest. Located at a height of 1,500 m, it has one of the harshest climates of Turkey during winter but can be visited in the spring and summer months. Read the rest of this entry »

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Iskele in Urla, a small corner of paradise on the Aegean coast

Sur le port d'Iskele, Urla

Urla

North of the Çesme peninsula lies Urla, a small borough with a delightful harbour, Iskele, located just a few kilometres away from the centre. 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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The new archaeological museum of Antioch

Superb mosaics found in the area of Harbiye

      Since December 28 2014 the pretty city of Antioch (Antakya) can be proud of its new archaeological museum and its mosaics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Iskenderun, a Turkish city with a French past

Frenh cemetery

      The city of Iskenderun, situated 60 kilometres north of Antioch (Antakya) and located on the eastern Mediterranean coast on the banks of the Gulf of Iskenderun, doesn’t seem too appealing at first sight. Read the rest of this entry »

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Each year crowds of pilgrims and tourists gather in Konya on December 17th

Musée Mevlâna à Konya

       Konya is the largest city in Central Anatolia and is located at a height of 1000 metres. Read the rest of this entry »

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Isparta, the city of roses

Carpet museum in Isparta

     Isparta is the capital of Isparta wholesale golf clubs Province and is situated on a plateau in the Taurus Mountains in the Turkish Lake district. Read the rest of this entry »

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Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

Goreme Valley

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Odunpazari Historical Urban Site

Odun pazari houses

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