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Aegean Region

Aegean Region is located in the west part of Turkey, surrounded by Aegean Sea on the west, Marmara Region on the north, Mediterranean Region on the south and Central Anatolia Region on the east. Turkey's Aegean coast is beautiful, historic and agriculturally rich. While the archeologists can explore the remains of a 5000-year old ancient civilization, the Nature lovers and photographers can have their full satisfaction in the form of picturesque surroundings and lovely landscapes.

Bafa Lake

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Bafa Lake

Bafa Lake is situated in southwest Turkey, part of it within the boundaries of Milas district of Muğla Province and the northern part within Aydın Province's Soke district, approx. 30 km from Didim. 

Kyzikos - Greeks from Miletus founded this colony!

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Kyzikos - Greeks from Miletus founded this colony!

To expand their trading activities, Greek settlers from Miletus moved to many new regions, including the ancient Mysian landscape, which corresponds to the modern Balız near Erdek in the province of Balıkesir.

Balıkesir - between Marmara and Aegean Resorts

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Balıkesir - between Marmara and Aegean Resorts

Balıkesir, with about 315.000 inhabitants, is situated between the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea, i. e. between the towns of Istanbul and Izmir in the province of Balıkesir. The town covers an area of 14,500 m² and, with its 1.5 million inhabitants, it is one of the 20 largest of the 81 provinces of Turkey.

Kızılca Village - a migration problem in the village

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Kızılca Village

As in several other towns in Turkey and other places in the Southeast of Europe, Kızılca has been touched by the bad influence of migration especially of the young population.

Laodicea: mentioned in the New Testament

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Laodicea: mentioned in the New Testament

Many of the ancient sites we visited in Turkey are closely related to the history of Christian development and are explicitly mentioned in the Bible in this respect, as it is the case with Laodicea.

Laodicea at the Lycos near Pamukkale next to Denizli

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Laodicea at the Lycos near Pamukkale next to Denizli

The founding of Laodicea probably dates back to King Antiochus II, who had built the new town between 261 and 253 BC on the old site of Diospolis and named it after his wife Laodicea.

Pamukkale - The Cotton Castle

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Pamukkale • The Cotton Castle

Pamukkale (Hierapolis) is both, a magical and spectacular natural site, unique in the world and with its ancient ruins it is perhaps the most attractive spot for tourists.

Holy City - the Ancient Hierapolis

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Holy City - the Ancient Hierapolis

The ruins of ancient Hierapolis follow the 1200 metre long and 6 metre wide road which is lined with columns all over the travertine terraces of Pamukkale from north to south.

The imposing Temple of Artemis at Sardes

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The imposing Temple of Artemis at Sardes

The ancient city of Sardes next to Izmir was once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, whose founding, accordingly to the records of Herodot, goes back to the dynasty of Herakleids that saw themselves as descendants of Hercules.

Ski on Bozdag and vist to Lake Gölcük

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Ski on Bozdag and vist to Lake Gölcük

Together with our friends Tony and Linda we decided for a short spring trip from Izmir that would take us to the Bozdağ ski resort just little outside the city of Izmir.

Sardes at Mount Tımulus -ancient Roman City

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Sardes at Mount Tımulus

The ancient city of Sardis, which was known as the capital of the Kingdom of Lydia, is situated near the present day village of Sart in the province of Manisa. The remains are located on either side of the Ankara - Izmir highway 85 kilometres east of the major city of Izmir.

Ancient Theatre Bodrum

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Ancient Theatre Bodrum

The theatre is located on the road to Turgutreis. It has an audience capacity of 13.000. The stage area has been excavated and the seats have been restored. On the slopes above the theatre are rock tombs belonging to the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

Bodrum-Milas Airport - Gate to Turkish Aegean

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Flughafen Bodrum

Bodrum Airport (IATA: BJV, ICAO: LTFE) is an international airport that serves Bodrum. İn the winter times there mostly is no international service for Bodrum. The airport has just got one concrete-surface runway that is 3,000 meters long and 45 meters wide.

Dalaman Airport - much more then a provincial airport

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Flughafen Dalaman

Dalaman Airport is an international airport and one of three serving airports to the south-west of Turkey, the others being Milas-Bodrum Airport and Antalya Airport. It serves the towns of Dalaman and Marmaris. It is mainly used by foreign holidaymakers from the United Kingdom and Germany.

Yalıkavak - Textile Market and Fisherboat Idyll

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Yalıkavak - Textile Market and Fisherboat Idyll

It is 18 kilometres away from the city of Bodrum and the road passes through a green forest. The port of Yalikavak lies on the northwestern part of the peninsula and in earlier times was a fishing and sponge-divers' village. Once over the hills, the magnificient view opens where nature has carved the coast like lacework.

Fethiye - Mountains and Bays - Ölüdeniz Airfest

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Fethiye - Mountains and Bays - Ölüdeniz Airfest

Fethiye is situated in a magical spot next to a wonderful bay, which is strewn with many islands. It has an excellent and busy marina, together with many lovingly restored houses and bazaars. The ancient name of the town is Telmessos and it was founded by the Knights of Rhodes.

Discovering Ölüdeniz and Its Surroundings

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Discovering Ölüdeniz and Its Surroundings

Ölüdeniz is a bona fide paradise that is located in Muğla province of South West Turkey. This relatively small tourist resort borders the Aegean Sea and features mountainous terrain inland.

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