If you want to travel in time, Anatolia is the right address for you. Ancient spring of Hierapolis is the sightseeing place of today but it has been used for a long time. It was a popular place for Roman elite society, even it is told that Queen Cleopatra had visited here. It is guessed that it is around 2500 years old. Even today this spring attracts the visitors.
This hot spring was the center of ancient site Hierapolis. This ancient site tell us how valuable the region is, although time has passed.
All historical sight seeing places don’t have a great background unfortunately. Those are the sight seeing places that you experience pain and terror. Historical Sinop Prison is one of those sites. It is historical because its background is dated back to Hellenistic era.
It was built as a castle originally before Roman age. It was an island and its mission was to protect the city. It had been used as castle by every empires till 1880’s. The castle was converted into a prison by building extra parts. After this period, it had a dark reputation. Prisoners were under tortures and bad manners. Every sort of tortures were applied to prisoners. The familiar people of the past were also here because of political charges. It was named as Alcatraz of Anatolia.
After this dark background, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey took over the the prison and it was converted into a museum. You can experience this dark background by visiting this prison. It is like the dark jails of the castles in Europe.
Cumalıkızık village is one of the oldest settlement areas of Turkish landscape. Although it is known that it has a deeper historical background, it is at least 700 years old. The authentic architecture of the village reflects the beginning era of Ottoman state. This village is under protection of historical sites directory.
Cumalıkızık village is one of the earlier settlement areas of Ottoman era. Ottoman state dominated this region in 1300’s. Some East Roman era objects were unearthed during the archeaological excavation. Today it is one of the important destinations for domestic tourism.
The authentic architecture is still impressive for the visitors of the village. It is one of the oldest structural compositions in the history. The historical background attracts the visitors to the village.
There is a cute town on the coast of Marmara Sea. This town is named as Trilye and it is originally old Greek village. It is famous for the olive. The original architecture is still being preserved. It has an authentic atmosphere in the town. The major economical activity is the sector of olive. You can find olives, olive oil, olive soaps and olive colognes briefly you can everything on olive in the town. Trilye is on the peak of the visit especially in summer. As it is very close to Istanbul and Bursa, it is an attraction center for domestic tourism. The local of the town is almost the farmers of olive. But they are very friendly.
There are various stories on the name of Trilye. According to a theory, the name of the town means three priests. Trilye is the word in Greek language. The authentic atmosphere of the town takes the breath away. It is one of the destinations that are worthvisiting during the route to Western Anatolia.
Anatolian wines and grapes are worldwide famous and they have been rewarded for several times. We can come across quality grapes and wines in Turkey. Due to the convenience of the climate, agriculture is able to develop in Turkey. That means, the products such as grapes are so quality that the wines are produced very quality.
Vineyards are expanded in Turkey. Turkey is one of the countries which are lucky for quality wines. Tracian region, Aegean region and Central Anatolia are well known regions worldwide. The wines of those regions have awards worldwide.
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Turkey has a new trend in national tourism; Underwater museums. Some of them were tried on Mediterranean coasts of Turkey. In scope of a new project in Black Sea region, a new underwater museum was established on the coast of Edirne province of Turkey.
The archeaological items of Edirne Museum were recreated and placed under Saroz Bay. The statue of Goddess Nike and lion were placed on the bottom. They became attractive for the divers.
Black Sea region is famous for natural beauties that’s why we can come across many beautiful places in the region.Hoynat Island is one of them. It is known as bird paradise of Black Sea. It is located in Ordu province of Turkey.
The best hotels of Europe were voted and Turkey’s hotels gained a great success. Those hotels are the luxury and attractive facilities. There are two hotels from Turkey in first 20 hotels.
One of them is Four Season Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet. It used to be a jail and Ministry of Tourism and Culture hired this building as a hotel. It is one of the greatest hotels and destinations that it is worth seeing.
Another hotel that is on the list is Raffles Hotel Istanbul. It is on the top of the list. By the facilities it has and luxury class, it was voted as the best hotel of Europe.
Turkey is star of tourism sector and Turkey deserves to be at the better point of world tourism league. The accommodation facilities such as hotels are one of the vital components of Turkish tourism. Their contribution is very valuable in this COVID outbreak period. The best hotels mean less damage from the outbreak.
Van Lake got less rain this year so the level of the lake got down. This drain made the Ercis Castle come in sight again. This castle was built on the shore of Van Lake around 1000 years ago. The level of the lake got higher in a period. Thus it remained under Lake Van.
Ercis Castle has a historical background. It has been restored several times in history. It was used by every states which dominated the region. The dry seasons let some historical buildings to come in sight. It is one of the ancient buildings of Van region.