Aegean Region

Ancient Colophon and its port city of Notion

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Ancient Colophon and its port city of Notion

Coming from Lebedos we continue along the west coast towards Kusadasi. After about 22 kilometers you can see the remains of the town of Notion, slightly elevated on a hill, which was of great importance as a former port of the metropolis of Colophon.

The Phrygian Valley at Afyon Karahisar

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The Phrygian Valley at Afyon Karahisar

We had heard several times about the second tufa region, comparable to Cappadocia, the Phrygian Valley (Frig Vadisi), but so far without ever having visited the area around Afyon.

Ski area at Bozdağ and Gölcük Gölü

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Ski area at Bozdağ and Gölcük Gölü

Together with our friends Tony and Linda, we decided to do a small spring tour starting from Izmir, which should take us to Bozdağ, the ski area right in front of the gates of the metropolis of Izmir.

Tripoli - mighty city destroyed by earthquake

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Tripoli - mighty city destroyed by earthquake

It was pure curiosity that made us follow the sign pointing to the ancient city of Tripoli. Coming from Izmir, we were still about 21 kilometers from Denizli when this street sign made us curious and, as so often, the decision was made quickly.

Eber Gölü - swampland and bird paradise again

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Eber Gölü - swampland and bird paradise again

Coming from Akşehir Lake on the D300 towards Afyonkarahisar, we also make a short stop at Eber Lake, which was once, due to the huge amounts of meltwater from the mountain range of Emir Dağları in the north and the mountain range of Sultan Dağları in the south, connected with the Akşehir Lake.

Ephesus - The Roman Pollio Aqueduct at Selçuk

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Ephesus - The Roman Pollio Aqueduct at Selçuk

To supply the metropolis of Ephesus with fresh water, the Romans built another aqueduct system in the mountains between 7 and 15 AD, which also contained an aqueduct over the Dervenddere River that is still well preserved today.

Klaros - ancient oracle site near Selçuk

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Klaros - ancient oracle site near Selçuk

About 16 kilometers west of the city of Selçuk one encounters another oracle place of the god Apollon, the place Klaros (Latin Clarus), which in antiquity belonged to the city of Kolophon, about 13 kilometers away. The ancient, but little-known, city of Notion was also in the immediate vicinity.

The Great Fighters of Selcuk / Turkey

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The Great Fighters of Selcuk / Turkey

Every year there is a well known event near Selcuk / Izmir when the camel fighting championships take place. There is a two-day carnival in the town during which many male camels fight for trophies, money and the honour of being the best in the competition. 

Izmir - huge City but Pearl of Aegean

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Izmir - the Pearl of Aegean

A very big town with the welcoming atmosphere of a village. We stayed out of town in a suburb called Buca in the apartment of our Turkish friend's mother. Everybody was very friendly and we experienced the genuine Turkish way of life, with mealtimes especially being a real family occasion.

The Clock Tower • Izmir's Landmark at Konak

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The Clock Tower • Izmir's Landmark

The Clock Tower (Saat Kulesi), today İzmir’s landmark number one, was built by a Levantine French Architect Raymond Charles Pere in 1901 to commemorate 25th anniversary of Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II's accession to the throne.

Gaziemir - developing suburb of Izmir

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Gaziemir - developing suburb of Izmir

Gaziemir is a district of İzmir Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. It is one of the metropolitan districts of Greater İzmir and is situated to the south of central İzmir (Konak) on the road to the İzmir harbour, İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport and the export processing industrial park of Aegean Free Zone; which is also home to the fourth space camp in the world, Space Camp Turkey.

Izmir Historico-Cultural

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Izmir Historico-Cultural

Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey, is described as the pearl of the Aegean. It is a major port and commercial centre set dramatically around a huge bay and backed by mountains to the south.

Birdwatching in Sasali

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Birdwatching in Sasali

Turkey is one of the richest countries in wetlands among the countries in Europe and the Middle East. These wetlands have great importance especially for wildlife as well as local economy.

İzmir Airport - Adnan Menderes

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Flughafen İzmir - Adnan Menderes

Adnan Menderes Airport (Turkish Adnan Menderes Havalimanı) is the airport at İzmir. It is located about 18 kilometres to the South of the third largest Turkish city, Izmir.

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