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Melinda Pension Datça

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Babil Holiday Houses Datça

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Yaghane Pansiyon Datça

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Cevahir Guesthouse Sanliurfa

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Kayatas Hotel Goreme

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Giresun

Giresun
Located one nautical mile from the shores of this town are the 2nd century foundations of the Giresun Island (Adası) which is the only major island in the Black Sea.  It was known as Aretias in pre-Christian times and was sacred to the Amazons who had dedicated a temple there to the war god Ares.  It is believed that Jason and his Argonauts stopped here to offer a sacrifice but had to flee because of an attack of ferocious birds.  

Fertility Festival in Giresun

The island hosts an annual celebration of fertility rites to Priapus and Cybele (phallic god and mother goddess) that takes place every May 20 and has done so for 4,000 years.  During the festival village women who are childless are passed through a hoop, then go on a boat around the island from where they throw pebbles into the sea which is a representation of casting away troubles and misfortunes, and return to the mainland for the eating and drinking festivities.

Turkey Photos

Eskisehir

Sarigerme Beach Dalaman

Rafting on Dalaman River

Aphrodisias Ancient City

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Pamukkale

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Turkish Food Recipes

Cocoa Cake - Cakes & Cookies

Tea Time Pastry

Chicken with Walnuts or Cerkez Chicken - Other Mezes

Cold Meze

Cigarette Borek - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Semolina Halva or Irmik Helvasi - Other Desserts

Dessert

Okra with Chicken - White Meat Courses

Main Course

Turkish Baklava - Other Desserts

Dessert

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