Hierapolis – A Sacred City Built on Thermal Springs

Arch of Domitian - Hierapolis

Hierapolis Was a Sacred City That Was Famous For Its Hot Springs: Just next to the very popular travertine terraces of Pamukkale is Hierapolis, known as a Sacred City because of the many temples and other religious buildings that existed here. Hierapolis was also famous for its hot springs in ancient times, with people coming […]

Aphrodisias Theatre – A Venue for Drama and Gladiatorial Combats

Aphrodisias Theatre

The Aphrodisias Theatre Was Built for Drama and Public Meetings: The Aphrodisias Theatre is located in the south-eastern corner of the ancient city of Aphrodisias. It was built both for dramatic performances and for public meetings, but later on the theatre structure was altered to allow for gladiatorial combats and animal fights. Aphrodisias Theatre The […]

The Aphrodisias Stadium is One of the Best Preserved

Aphrodisias Stadium

The Stadium at Aphrodisias is One of the Largest and Best Preserved Ancient Stadiums: The Stadium at Aphrodisias is located to the north of the ancient city and is one of the best preserved ancient stadiums in the world. Measuring 270 metres in length, its 30 tiers of seating has capacity for 30,000 people, making […]

Tetrapylon – The Gateway to the Temple of Aphrodite

Aphrodisias Tetrapylon

Tetrapylon in Aphrodisias is the Grand Gateway to the Temple of Aphrodite: The Tetrapylon is the first ancient public building that we see on entry to the Aphrodisias archaeological site. This awe-inspiring structure is the grand gateway to the Temple of Aphrodite, where pilgrims come to worship the cult image of Aphrodite, the goddess of […]

Temple of Aphrodite – The Heart of Ancient Aphrodisias

Temple of Aphrodite

The Temple of Aphrodite Was Once The Heart of Ancient Aphrodisias: From the Tetrapylon, we made our way to the Temple of Aphrodite which is located in the northern section of the ancient city of Aphrodisias. This Temple housed the cult image of Aphrodite of Aphrodisias and the sanctuary was the most important site in […]

Yeşil Türbe – The Green Tomb of Bursa

Bursa Green Tomb

Yeşil Türbe or Green Tomb is the Mausoleum of Sultan Mehmed I: Yeşil Türbe, the Green Tomb, is one of Bursa’s most distinctive landmarks. Standing on top of a hill in the eastern Yeşil neighborhood in Bursa, this hexagonal green structure is the mausoleum of Mehmed I, the fifth Ottoman sultan. Yeşil Türbe Yeşil Türbe was built in 1421 […]

Shopping for Bursa Silk at the Koza Han in Bursa

Bursa Koza Han

Koza Han was the Centre for the Silk Trade in Bursa: During the Byzantine period Bursa was famous as a silk trading centre and Bursa’s silk trade continued to flourish during the Ottoman empire when the Ottoman sultans controlled the trade routes between Europe and Asia. Although the era of the lucrative ancient silk route […]

Bursa Ulu Camii – The Great Mosque of Bursa

Bursa Ulucamii fountain

Bursa Ulucamii or The Bursa Great Mosque is the City’s Largest Mosque: In the old city centre of Bursa, just next to the Bursa City Museum, is the Bursa Ulu Camii or the Bursa Great Mosque, a large rectangular structure with twenty domes.  Bursa Ulu Camii is the largest mosque in the city of Bursa […]

Aspendos – Famous for its Roman Amphitheatre

Aspendos Theatre, Aspendos

The Aspendos Theatre is the Best Preserved Roman Theatre From the Ancient World:   Aspendos is one of the more popular historic sites in the Antalya region. This Greco-Roman city is situated on the Pamphylian plain near the Köprüçay River (previously the Euromedion River), about 47 km east of Antalya.  During ancient times, the central […]

Troy – Where Homer’s Trojan War Was Fought

Trojan Horse - Troai

Troy Is Best Known for the Trojan War as Told in Homer’s Iliad: The ancient city of Troy, (or Troia) is best known as the setting for the Trojan War, as told in Homer’s Iliad. The legendarily beautiful Helen of Troy, the fight for love, feuding armies, mythical gods and the famous Trojan horse strategy […]