Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi)

Galata Tower overseeing Bosphorus and Golden Horn Istanbul Turkey

History Galata Tower was built in 1348 by Genoese colony in Istanbul. It was built to replace the Megalos Pyrgos (old Galata tower). Megalos Pyrgos (Great Tower) had been destroyed during the Sack of Constantinople (Istanbul) by the Latin Crusaders (4th crusade) in 1204. The main mission of Megalos Pyrgos…

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Cappadocia (Kapadokya)

hot air balloons flying over Cappadocia (Kapadokya üzerinde uçan balonlar)

History Cappadocia region consists of Nevsehir (in particular), Aksaray, Kirsehir, Nigde, and Kayseri. It is located in middle Anatolia. Cappadocia region emerged as a result of the erosion of the soft layers of lava and ash spout from mountains (Erciyes, Hasan and Gullu) by rain and wind 60 million years…

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Maiden’s Tower (Kız Kulesi)

Maiden's Tower at night (gece vakti Kız Kulesi) Istanbul Turkey

History The Maiden’s Tower (Turkish: Kız Kulesi) is a tower located at the southern entrance of the Istanbul Strait (The Bosphorus) and 200 m (220 yd) off the coast of Üsküdar (Salacak shore to be exact) in Istanbul, Turkey. Maiden’s tower history dates back to 5th century BC.  it was built on…

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