Izmir city

Izmir city Izmir often spelled Izmir in English, is a metropolitan city in the western extremity of Anatolia. It is the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara, and the second-largest urban agglomeration on the Aegean Sea after Athens, Greece. İzmir’s metropolitan area extends along the outlying waters of the Gulf of […]

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why was ephesus abandoned

why was Ephesus abandoned? Sadly, Ephesus died, as you can tell, and was abandoned. The reason was silt build up in the harbor, which eventually reached the point where no ship could reach the city. Without ships, trade died. Without trade, the city died. The semi-circular white blob in the top middle is a huge […]

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cesme what to do

Cesme what to do The first thing that comes to people’s minds when thinking of Cesme in Turkey is probably its castle. Cesme (or Çeşme in Turkish) is located very close to the Greek island of Chios and has a prominent and restored fortress to testify to its glorious past. It is one of the […]

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