Turkey Journals

Turkish delight 3

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A travel journal to Turkey by garymarsh6

Gallipoli Peninsula/Gallipoli Historical National Park Photo, Canakkale, Turkey More Photos
Quote: The first part of the grand tour!

Ruins of Troy

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Attraction | "The ruined city of Troy."

Ruins of Troy Photo, Assos, Turkey
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Most people will be familiar with the mythological story of Helen of Troy and I was looking forward to visiting the city of Troy or Troia as it is written in Turkish to try and put some of the story into some kind of perspective.The city of Troy is in the Canakkale area of Turkey approximately 15miles from the regional Capital of Canakkale near the tiny village of Hisarlik. There had been a settlement of some sort since the Bronze Age and became quite a prosperous town due to the sea shore coming quite close to the settlement. However over time it became silted up and now the sea is approximately 2-3 miles away. Some parts of the settlement have been dated to between 2,500- 3,000BC....Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 7, 2011

Ruins of Troy
45 Minutes North Of Assos
Assos, Turkey

Cande Onura Hotel Kusadasi

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Hotel | "Currently not a nice hotel."

Cande Onura Hotel Kusadasi Photo, Kusadasi, Turkey
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Cande Onura Hotel. Kusadasi.The Cande Onura hotel is reputed to be a five star hotel on the Turkish tourist rating system. It is in the lovely port of Kusadasi. Believe me when I tell you this certainly is far from being a five star hotel and I would rate it no more than 3 star.The hotel is built right near a very busy main coastal road between the road and the beach. The views from the hotel rooms are either sea view or mountain view. The outlook over the sea and towards the surrounding mountains is very good indeed.There is a super driveway leading up to the reception area and after going through the doors you are lead into a very large and open lounge area to the right and ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 7, 2011

Cande Onura Hotel Kusadasi
Yavansu Mevkii Soke Yolu Uzeri, 5 Km
Kusadasi 09400

Asclepion of Pergamon (Asklepion)

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Attraction | "Physician Heal thyself!"

Asclepion of Pergamon (Asklepion) Photo, Bergama, Turkey
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Aesclepion at Pergamon.Aesclepion was an ancient centre of healing and medicine within sight of the magnificent city of Pergamon. It is down on the plains with Pergamon situated high above on the mountain.There is a temple dedicated to the God Asclepius the God of healing.It was used as a healing centre and also as a centre for learning during the 4th century BC. People used to come from wide and far to take treatments from the waters of spring, rest, eat and for treatments with herbs, surgery, sleep therapies, mud packs, massages, hot and cold baths, exercise including running around in the dark naked and for entertainment.Several Roman emperors visited Pergamum for medi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 7, 2011

Asclepion of Pergamon (Asklepion)

Bergama

Theater in Pergamon

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Attraction | "An amazing hill top city."

Theater in Pergamon Photo, Bergama, Turkey
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We visited the ancient city of Pergamon also called Pergamum which was built high on the top of a mountain overlooking the valley far below. It is about 160 miles from Canakkale and 62 miles north of Izmir on the Aegean coast. It was a major and important city that was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Pergamon To reach the top of the mountain a cable car will whisk you to the top in about 7-10 minute although it is possible to walk to the top I should imagine it would take at least an hour or so as the sides of the hills are extremely steep.Outside the cable car station at the top are a number of stalls selling nick nacks ice creams and drinks.A settlement has been h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 7, 2011

Theater in Pergamon
Pergamon Hill
Bergama, Turkey

Tusan Hotel

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Hotel | "Like Butlins from the 1960's"

Tusan Hotel Photo, Canakkale, Turkey
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Tusan hotel Canakkale.The Tusan Hotel is set in delightful pine wooded setting which leads right down to the sea shore overlooking the Dardanelles, just outside the city of Canakkale. It is rated as a four star hotel according to the rather bizarre rating Turkish Hotel rating system. Trust me it is not a four star hotel I would rate it as three at the most.The setting is very natural and peaceful that I will grant you and I am certain that you could rest quite superbly in this setting. The main building contains the reception area with a small shop selling essentials and nick nacks, a nice lounge area, the restaurant and terraced area overlooking the swimming pool w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 28, 2011

Tusan Hotel
Guzelyali
Canakkale, Turkish Aegean Coast 17001
286-232-8210

Gallipoli Peninsula/Gallipoli Historical National Park

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Attraction | "A beautiful resting place for those who died for us."

Gallipoli Peninsula/Gallipoli Historical National Park Photo, Canakkale, Turkey
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Gallipoli.This was probably one of our more sombre visits on our tour of Turkey to the battlefields and memorials on the Gallipoli peninsular. I am pleased to say that the people on the tour showed a lot of respect whilst there although whilst we were at the ANZAC cemetery a school party of children approximately 8 years old arrived as we were about to leave. Several of the children were a bit boisterous to say the least and a teacher nipped it in the bud so fast that the children stood there shame faced. I think she would have left quite a mark on those kids by the way she was talking to them.The first part of the peninsular we visited was the Anzac memorial with approximately...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 28, 2011

Gallipoli Peninsula/Gallipoli Historical National Park

Canakkale Province, Turkey