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THE BODRUM PENINSULA
Herodotus, once more famus
thanks to the book and film "The English Patient", was born in
Bodrum circa 484BC. lts other well known citizen in antiquity was Mausolos,
who enclosed Halikarnasos (as it was then known) with a great circuit of
powerful defense walls adorning the city with edifices to suit its new
role as capital of Caria:a royal palace, several temples, a theatre, an
agora and other public buildings as well as the beginning work on his
great tomb the Mausoleum. His widow Artemisia and then her brother
Idrieus completed the tomb, which became one of the Ancient Seven Wonders
of the World.
The modern town of Bodrum today
has fragments of its ancient ruins littered all around iq option windows and often
incorporated into the fabric of the buildings, which you can spot for your
self. Many of the Mausoleum sculptures were transported to the British
Museum with the permission of the Ottoman Government in 1846, but the
Castle of St.Peter retains some of the bitsand pieces within its walls.
The Castle dominates the W-shaped bay of Bodrum and it is well worth a
wisit whether you are interested in the flora of the region or underwater
archaeology- the Castle is one of the foremost display cases in the world
for the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, a joint Turkish American
cooperation which explores ancient shipwrecks all around the southwestern
coast of Turkey, adding a new dimension to the archaeology of the region.
The transient nature of
greatness is rarely as clearly iq option download for pc displayed as it is in Ephesus, a city once
renowned throughout the Classical world as a major trading port, a
metropolis of some 250,000 inhabitants and a religious and cultural
center. It was also the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient
World, the monumental Temple of Artemis, known as Diana to the Romans.
Ephesus holds an important place in the history of the early Christian Church as it is here that St.Paul Preached and it was to the Ephesians that he addressed some of his memorable episles. Some 400 years after St.Paul's visit a great Ecumenical Concil assemled here to hold heated theological arguments and lay down the law on important points of Christian doctrine. Nearby, nestled on a mountain, is a tiny chapel built on the spot where, according to tradition, stood the last home of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. It is now a place of pilgrimage and, you may be surprised to find, many Moslems also hold it in reverence. (You can contact with the nearest travel agency for details)
Anyone who cares the least bit
for nature's beauty and her various creatures must pay a visit to the
river delta wetlands of Dalyan. On the shores man has left his mark by
sculpting the faces of cliffs into rock tombs for bygone Lycian rulers and
nobles while the marshes Sulfur springs and baths of the delta bear
witness to the healing powers of nature and where the streams flow in to
the Mediterranean Sea the beaches provide hatching grounds for the oldest
denizens of this region, the ungainly, shy Caretta Caretta sea turtles
that have existed for some 90 million years.
Truly a wonderland not be
missed. (You can contact with the nearest travel agency for details)
A visit to our neighbors on the
island of Cos will surely add another dimension to your holiday, the Greek
dimension. From antiquity to the end of the Ottoman Empire there were often
close ties between Cos and Bodrum brought about by geograohic proiximity
and, at times, life under the same governmet. Today each reflects many
aspects of the shared Mediterranean iqbroker-trade.com/iq-option-for-pc-windows culture but it's the differences that
mostly interest the visitor.
In addition to being able to
taste Greek national drinks like ouzo, retsina and Metaxa brandy, the
tourist can take advantage of interesting shopping opportunities,
especially native Greek handicrafts. Also, strange as it may seem when you
consider the sunny climate, Cos is the place to shop for umbrellas mind
you, but those that shield you from rain.
The architecture of Cos bears
many marks of the Italian rule of the island between the two World Wars,
but of greater interest are the traces of antiquity. Did you know, for
exemple, that the Hippocratic Oath sworn by physicians to this very day is
attributed to the great Hippocrates who, according to tradition, taught
students of the medical sciences under a plane tree on Cos?
(Ferryboat or Hydrofoil
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