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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. 

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.

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.

Dalyan - Lake of Köycegiz and Caunos

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Dalyan - Lake of Köycegiz and Caunos

At the eastern shore of the river-like connection between the delta of Dalyan and the lake of Köyceğiz you will find a small town called Dalyan. Just across the waterway you can already see the famous king tombs and little more to the back the ruins of the ancient town of Caunos.

Kayaköy - a former Greek Village empty since 1923

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Kayaköy • a former Greek Village

The village Kayaköy, former Karmilassos, stretches along a softly dropping slope. Over looked by two churches it controls the wide, fertile level. Idyllic, so it seems from the distance. If you approach next to the settlement, you notice empty window cases. Because of missing roofs the houses change into ruins.

Caunos Ancient City and Kings Tombs

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Caunos Ancient City

The ancient city of Caunos and the famed Kings Tombs of Caunos are opposite Dalyan, within the borders of the region of Köycegiz. On one side of the Dalyan channel is Köycegiz and on the other side is Ortaca.

Datça - pretty, quiet harbor at the Aegean

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Datça - pretty, quiet haven

Datça is a pretty, quiet harbor where the Aegean and the Mediterrenean Seas meet. It is about 70 kilometres to the west of Marmaris on the south of the Datça Peninsula. The small town is lapped on one side by the waters of the Aegean Sea and on the other side by the Mediterrenean.

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