Asteria Kremlin Palace – The monumental hotel complex in Antalya

Opened in the early 2000s. The property was designed to resemble Red Square in Moscow, with its own Kremlin Palace, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and State Historical Museum. The hotel is located in one of the most modern resorts of Antalya – Kundu. Renovated in 2011, the 6-storey beach hotel consists of a main building and 3 adjoining […]

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Panagia Soumela – The Holy Monastery complex of Pontus in Maçka

Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary within the Pontic Mountains. Nestled in a steep cliff at an altitude of about 1,200 metres facing the Altındere valley, it is a site of great historical and cultural significance, as well as a major tourist attraction within Altındere National Park. The monastery was founded in AD 386 during […]

The Troy and the Trojan War in Tevfikiye

In 1868, the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann met Frank Calvert, who convinced Schliemann that Troy was a real city at what is now Hissarlik in Turkey. On the basis of excavations conducted by Schliemann and others, this claim is now accepted by most scholars. Many scholars believe that there is a historical core to the tale, though […]

The sarcophagus of Saint Nicholas in Demre

Christian bishop of the ancient Greek maritime city of Myra in Asia Minor during the time of the Roman Empire. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonder worker. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, prostitutes, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, and students in […]