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Katina Hotel Bozcaada

Boutique Hotel

Kolin Hotel Canakkale

5 Star Hotel

Grand Yazici Hotel Uludag

4 Star Hotel

Fairytale Cave Hotel Ürgüp

Boutique Hotel

Sacred House Ürgüp

Boutique Hotel

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

Aphrodisias Ancient City

Foca

Trabzon

Bozcaada Island

Dalaman

Sumela Monastery in Trabzon

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Turkish Food Recipes

Courgette with Rice in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses

Main Course

Sac Kebab - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Sultan's Pleasure with Fish - Other Main Courses

Main Course

Yogurt Cake - Other Desserts

Dessert

Stuffed Mussels - Seafood Mezes

Cold Meze

Puff Borek - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

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