Ihlara gorge (which actually is called the Peristrema Gorge) can be entered from Ihlara, high up on the rocks. Climb down some flights of stairs and then, on the level of the stream of the Melendiz Suyu, that runs the full length of the canyon, first visit some churches hewn in the rocks, and then follow the stream. Beware: there is just one exit at Belisirma, about halfway, else you are in for the duration, all the way to Selime, some four hours of walking. The latter part is much more quiet, though. gorge (which actually is called the Peristrema Gorge) can be entered from Ihlara, high up on the rocks. Climb down some flights of stairs and then, on the level of tyou can visit a series of rock churches, some of them with very good painting still in place. This is a look from the entrance of one of them.
“Tourism&Travel Exhibition-Meditt Antalya”
Beautiful Views from Marina, Kekova,
Side-Aspendos, Adrasan, Demre and Center
Antalya is a famous important tourism center in Turkey. Antalya receives about
Museums shed light on Anatolian history
Thousands of works with traces of various cultures are on display at museums all around Turkey. Antalya, Alanya and Side museums in the Mediterranean, the ones in the eastern Anatolian cities of Erzurum and Kars, and Amasra and Ereğli museums in the Black Sea region receive great interest from visitorsANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Anatolia is home to important historical works including the Castle of Erzurum, the Ruins of Ani in Kars and the Genocide Monument in Iğdır.
The region's four museums are the Archaeology Museum, the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Yakutiye Madrasah), Atatürk House, and the Castle of Erzurum as a site of ruins.
On display at the Archaeology Museum are works belonging to the Karaz culture dating back 5-6,000 years. Works belonging to the Trans-Caucasus culture are also on display.
Nearly 20,000 works are being exhibited at the Archaeology Museum. Some 8,000 of them are coins, approximately 3-4,000 are ethnography works, and the rest are archaeological works. The Yakutiye Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum exhibits 750-800 works. The museum building, a monumental construction dating back to the İlhanlı period in 1310, displays ethnography works such as dresses, jewelry, manuscripts and amulets belonging to the periods ranging from the Seljuks to the Ottomans.
“Our other museum is the Atatürk House where the national struggle started. This place has vital importance because the foundation of the Turkish Republic was laid here. Objects like pictures, photos and maps in the building are also on display,” says the Erzurum Museum director, Mustafa Erkmen, adding that all the museums are open to visitors.
Pointing to the importance of the Erzurum Castle, Erkmen says there is a clock tower, a madrasah, a tomb and mosque from the Saltuklu period in the castle.
The Ruins of Ani are located on a high hill in the Ocaklı village of Kars, where there are 10 churches, a bridge, and the remains of many buildings. The ruins attract the attention of
Afrodisias Gate- Odeon- Theatre - Museum & Statues
Town, southwestern Turkey. It lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Kerme
Sister and wife of King Mausolus (reigned 377/376–353/352) of Caria,
Artemisia was also known as a botanist and medical researcher.
Artemisia ıı (Statue by an unknown artist; in the
National Archeological Museum.)
HALICARNASSUS was the birthplace of the Greek Historian
HERODOTUS. It came under Roman rule in 129 BC.
and in early Christian times was a bishopric.
The ruins of the Castle of the Knights of St.John,
Founded C. AD 1400, dominate the ancient site.
AIR RACE RETURNS TO THE GOLDEN HORN
Last weekend, high speed aerobatic planes and skilled pilots took over the skies of ISTANBUL
Istanbul may be making history this Saturday, to reach the maximum attendance ever in a single sports event, attracting two millions spectators to the banks of the Golden Horn, for the fourth stop in the Red Bull Air Race World Series 2007. This may sound like a dream, but it is not; especially it was considered that last year's first Istanbul raFlying in Istanbul skies.
This year, it was easier for Istanbul to be selected host city, even as the competitions got harder, with 40 candidate cities for 11 races.
“In the first race in Abu Dhabi, the Red Bull Air Race boss was talking everywhere that the best leg of the season was Istanbul,” Aykut Ferah, the Red Bull Turkey CEO, told the Turkish Daily News, “From the atmosphere to the nightlife, Istanbul is second to none.”