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Villa Tokur Datça

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Turan Farm Gerze

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Hoppala Pansiyon Datça

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Adatepe Pansiyonlari Ayvacık

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History of Nemrut

History of Nemrut
The area was a strategic location lying between the Seleucid and Parthian Empires from 250 BC with rich and fertile lands, and Mithridates I Callinicus founded the independent Commagene Kingdom here in 109 BC establishing the capital Arsameia. He was the son of a prince and claimed ancestry with Alexander the Great and Darius the Great, the King of Persia. He died in 64 BC, and was succeeded by his son Antiochus I Epiphanes who wisely declared a peace treaty with the Romans.


Antiochus built the temple and tumulus, in honour of himself and the size and location of these reflect his “god-like” ego and belief of his own immortality and who said when he died he would join the god Zeus in heaven. He later fell out with the Romans who deposed him in 38 BC and they took over the Commagene Kingdom.

The Ruins of Nemrut Today

All that remains here today are the huge statues of Antiochus and the gods that were forgotten for centuries until their discovery by Karl Puchstein, a German engineer, who stumbled on them while surveying the site, and an American team of archaeologists who later carried out a thorough survey, and since then the site has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Turkey even though it is in a remote location.

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Gokceada or Gokce Island

Sarigerme Beach Dalaman

Gocek

Town of Assos in Canakkale

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Gaziantep

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Turkish Food Recipes

Meatballs in Egg Sauce - Main Course

Vizier’s Fingers - Other Desserts

Dessert

Pumpkin in Syrup or Kabak Dessert - Other Desserts

Dessert

Envelope Shaped Cheese Pastries - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Keskul or Almond Cream - Dairy Desserts

Dessert

Saksuka - Fried Aubergine with Yogurt and Tomato Sauce - Vegetable Mezes

Cold Meze

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