Turkey

Returning to Europe

After we had reached Çanakkale at the Dardanelles it was a short ride to the other side which is already Europe and to reach the border to Greece. Seagull following our ship We had spent the afternoon and night at Çanakkale going to a nice restaurant and trying to spend our last Turkish Lira. The …

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Turkey, our impressions

We had spent more than a month in Turkey, which was for sure not enough and we will have to come back as there is much more to see. Here our impressions of travelling with a caravan through Turkey – some pictures from the road and some experiences. You see the Turkish flag a lot, …

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The treasure of Croesus

On our way across western Turkey we came through Uşak, where the treasure of Croesus is exhibited at the local museum. For sure worth a stop and a break from driving. Golden hippocamp Uşak – a capital of 500.000 inhabitants The newly built museum to display the treasure This treasure is a collection of 363 …

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Snow @ Sagalassos

We were now on our way back from the south coast of Turkey in direction to Çanakkale crossing the country to get an impression not only of the coast but also of the interior. Our first stop was at a caravanserai but the highlight was the ancient town of Sagalassos high in the mountains! Sagalassos …

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Alanya & the Barber

We had reached Alanya, which will be our most eastern town of Turkey on this journey. Tomorrow we will be on our way back to Europe, but first we wanted to visit this lovely town which lies around a hill which stands out from the coast. Castle hill of Alanya We had parked directly at …

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The ruins of Side

At the harbour town of Side Roman ruins, modern houses and sand dunes are mixed together and give this little town a very special flair. Cruising the dunes of Side We had found the perfect parking for the night at the beach just east of the old town (36.765499,31.396299). From here it was a short …

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Aspendos

Big cities once dominated the area east of Antalya. One of them was Aspendos, which fascinated us with its nearly complete theatre which is said to be the best-preserved theatre of antiquity. But there was more that the Romans had left here and we went to explore it. Theatre of Aspendos Like Perge and Side, Aspendos was …

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Perge

Yes, another ancient city, and an important one, and of course not the last one. You might think we are obsessed with ancient cities. Maybe! But every one of them surprises us again, with their size, their luxury, their standard of living at a time when in Central Europe we were still sitting around the …

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Termessos

From Antalya it is a short drive to visit an ancient town which lies in the Taurus mountains only 30 km from Antalya but at 1.000 metres. Here nothing was excavated and all the stones lie as the earthquakes had thrown them hundreds of years ago. Even more fascinating for us was the immense necropolis …

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