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Its magnificient city..
One great center for christianity..
Should be seen and understood correctly..
Very ancient city, starship of its time, and one of cognitive centers of Chnristianity, may be more important see and live the city then Vatican itself..
Iznik, Saint John Church, Ephesus,...More
Miniature of Istanbul.
Four great empires; Roman/Byzantines; Anatolian Seljuk and Ottoman
During Byzantines became capital when Istanbul conquered by Latins for 57 years and Anatolian capital before Crusades for a while and At the beginning maybe not officially proununced capital but Ottoman time was a...More
We visited İznik for a weekend break from Istanbul. We crossed the water by ferry from Eskihisar and then drove over the hill road through the farms to experience the countryside. One full day (two nights) would be a perfect duration for a visit. We...More
You can follow the wall more or less round the whole Roman town, finding fragments of earlier stones with Greek inscriptions built into its fabric. Bits have now been "restored" in a not entirely successful way - but the untouched parts were the magic for...More
We get there thinking in something more arranged, unfortunately some of the gates are closed in fences, and the museum it's under restoration. The lake walkaway it's under a deep renewal and cannot be walked into. Better to wait when these things will be settled.
From the historic city remains mainly the wall and its gates, as for instance Lefke gate. Each gate is impressive, sometimes even still used - you can drive with your car through some of the gates... - and it gives certainly some impression of how...More
A small town still surrounded by the original city wall.
Unfortunately, the museum is under renovation until 2018.
We visited on our own and found it easy to located the historic sites of interest using the local city plan (map). After parking close to the...More