The fall of Constantinople in 1453 was a major turning point in world history, marking the end of the Byzantine Empire and the beginning of the Ottoman Empire’s ascendancy. Constantinople, which had been the capital of the Byzantine Empire for over a thousand years, was one of the most heavily fortified cities in the world, with walls that had withstood multiple sieges.
Cappadocia – Troglodyte Caves and Fairy Chimneys
Cappadocia is a historical region located in central Turkey, known for its unique landscape with ancient rock formations, and underground cities.
Ruins of Ancient Architecture
Ancient Ruins Greek & Roman Ruins Hierapolis Turkey Ephesus Turkey Nemrut Dag colossal heads Pergamum Turkey Rhodes, Greece Santorini / Akrotiri, Greece Athens, Greece Aegean Coast of Turkey (Aphrodisias, etc) Roman and Greek theatres Aspendos theater is known for its remarkable acoustics and impressive architecture. The seating area is divided into three sections: Download royalty… Continue reading Ruins of Ancient Architecture
Turkey – Visit Travertine Terraces of Pamukkale & Hierapolis
Pamukkale was named for the thermal waters flowing down white travertine terraces on a nearby hillside. Rich in minerals, the terraces formed by this water are a popular tourist attraction
The Rest of Istanbul – What You Missed on Your 1st Day Tour Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) Exploring the ‘Other’ Mosques of Istanbul Travertine Terraces of Pamukkale
Hiking in Turkey – Pamphylian theater of Termessos
Along with Pergamum, it has to be the most dramatic setting for any theater – the seats cascade down a steep slope, with the orchestra, the playing area, at the bottom, surrounded by mountains.
The Rest of Istanbul – What You Missed on Your 1st Day Tour
While our itineraries cover the major sites in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul, there are many other attractions in this fascinating city. I always spend few extra days in Istanbul. Here are some of our favorites:
Walking Through History – Georgia & Turkey 2023
We explore traditional and classical sites and seldom visited areas. Originally scheduled for spring 2020, we’re offering these tours starting in April 2023, dependent on pandemic conditions. There are 4 segments which can be combined: Georgia and Northeastern Turkey Southeastern Turkey Lycian Coast light hiking Cappadocia light hiking These can be combined for trips of… Continue reading Walking Through History – Georgia & Turkey 2023