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Port and Beaches of Marmaris

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Beach Pictures of Marmaris

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Ephesus

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Ephesus is the best-preserved ancient site in the world. During its long history, which extends back into the third Millennium before Christ, Ephesus one of the most important centers of Antiquity, has always played significant role in science, culture and arts. The prominent role of Ephesus in the Ancient world.

The largest temple of the cult of Artemis (Diana) which developed out of the traditions of the Anatolian Mother Goddess Kybele, is also located in Ephesus. This temple numbers among seven wonders of the world.

Excavation on the superb terrace houses in Ephesus has recently been completed. They now open to the public for the very first time, separate extra admission applies.
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Marmaris Castle

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

According to the historian Herodotus, there has been a castle in Marmaris since 3000B.C. Long after this, during the Hellenistic Age, Alexander the Great invaded Caria and the castle was besieged.

The 600 inhabitants of the town realized that they had no chance against the invading army and burned their valuables in the castle before escaping to the hills with their women and children. The invaders realized the strategic value of the castle and repaired several of the destroyed sections to house a few hundred soldiers before the main army returned home. The 17th century writer Evliya Celebi mentions the castle, which was rebuilt by Kanuni Sultan Suleyman in 1522 when he invaded Rhodes. Since 1979 restoration work has been continuing at the castle in order
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