Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for new and seasoned Filipino travelers alike.
Ancient scenes spring to life as felines make the ruins of Ephesus home.
Sitting between the divergent landscapes of Europe and Asia, Turkey is blessed with many facets. With a rich history brought about by the Assyrians, Greeks, Thracians, Phrygians, Urartians, and Armenians, it is a melting pot of influences which reflect its unique heritage, customs, traditions, and practices. Notwithstanding Istanbul’s popularity, for the veteran travellers, the Land of Four Seasons offers a spectrum of lesser known destinations waiting to be discovered.
After the hot air balloons of Cappadocia and the mighty Bosphorus in Istanbul, you wonder if Turkey has exhausted its wonders. Far from it! by Edu Jarque
When Melanie Haiken started planning this summer’s vacation, the goal was to take the kids to Greece, long a dream destination of mine. Greece is also an obvious choice for a family trip because it meets two of her key goals: visiting spectacular historical sites and beautiful beaches. But the more she researched, the more a …
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9 UNESCO sites you can cruise to in the Mediterranean with Marella Cruises including Pompeii, the City of Valletta, Old Town of Dubrovnik, Ephesus and more…
The result of the tendering process for the construction of new touristic harbor at the UNESCO world heritage center of Ephesus, in the Aegean province of Izmir’s Selçuk district, has yet to be announced, even though the process was concluded over a month ago.
Some 53 companies have made offers for the first phase of the tender by the Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry and the General Directorate for State Hydraulic Works (DSİ), which will allow the ruined ancient city to be accessed by sea.
The tender committee, which evaluated the proposals on Oct. 19, specified the cost of the project as 30.9 million Turkish Liras, and stated that the Public Procurement Authority would announce the winner.
It has once again been permitted to build a harbor and airport in the ancient city of Ephesus, a protected site located in the Aegean province of İzmir. After the cancellation of permits for Austrians, who have been doing excavations there for the past 120 years, the government has removed its protection of Ephesus.
The ancient city of Ephesus, one of the pearls of Turkey in the Aegean province of İzmir’s Selçuk district, is currently at risk from a projected new “canal” project.
The construction of a so-called “antique canal,” a 6,130-meter long canal that will link the ancient site to the sea, has raised eyebrows among historians and experts.
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) İzmir deputy Mahmut Atilla Kaya has announced that the “geotechnical drilling works” – the first phase of the project – have been completed.
In any debate on new construction in our urban centres you are likely to hear phrases like sustainable urban planning, adaptive reuse and recycling heritage – so much so that anyone would be forgiven for thinking that these were modern concerns.
However, these principles have a long history in the ancient world. Anywhere permanent materials such as marble and granite were used to build monuments and infrastructure, recycling and reuse followed.
The ancient Roman world is littered with examples of architectural recycling. Under the banner spolia studies, archaeologists and art historians have increasingly focused attention on the hows and whys of reuse in antiquity.