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Author : Limon Bar Kuşadası

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Old Doğanbey

As it was known as Domatia before, Doğanbey was a Rum village. While its history goes back to 7thCentury B.C., it has been a village for Rums until the immigrant exchange act in 1924. After moving part of its Turkish residents to another location 2 km south of Doğanbey, the village was started to be […]

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The Bafa Lake

The Bafa Lake and its neighborhood is one of the distinctive geographic areas in Turkey in terms of archeological and historical values. The region is interested in by tourists and researchers due to its history and nature. As the lake provides habitat for numbers of bird species, it is considered as one of the international […]

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Didyma

Didyma was declared as county in 1991; it is in peninsula shape surrounded by Muğla City in the east; Aegean Sea in the west and south; Bafa Lake and Menderes River in the north. Its surface area is about 402 km2. While Didyma is located in Aydın City jurisdiction; it is an important tourism destination […]

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Miletus

Miletus is located in proximity of Balat Village in Yenihisar County. It is known that the first settlement in Miletus was Myken Colony after mids of 2000 B.C. Then, Miletus was re-established by Ionians under leadership of Nekus, son of King of Athens. It was the most important harbor city of Ionia. There were four […]

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Sirince Village

Şirince Town Although there is no certain resource concerning foundation of Şirince town, it is forecasted that the history of the town could be traced back as early as 6th Century B.C. In official records, Aydın Foundation Log Book dated with 1583 from the 16th Century, it was mentioned as “Kırkınca-Çirkince” in Ottoman Archives. Since […]

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Okuz Mehmet Pasha Caravanserai

Öküz Mehmet Pasha Caravansary Caravansary, built by Grand Vizier Öküz Mehmet Pasha in 1618, was located next to the Kuşadası Pier. There is two-floor structure with porches surrounding rectangular yard secured by thick and high walls. It was built by undresses stone and collected rock material. As caravansary resembles to a minor inner fortress, the […]

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Mother Mary History

As these envisions continued, as the patient told about persons, places and events which he could never know with great details, attracted attention of public and some intellectuals and evokes admiration among people. One of these people, Clemens Brentano who was poet from the German romantic stream came and settled in Dülmen as a secretary […]

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Ephesus Antique City History

Ephesus Foundation of Ephesus antique city, located in Selçuk County of İzmir City, goes until 6000 B.C. Based on recent studies and excavations, bronze age and Hittite settlements were explored on the Ayasuluk Hill where a fortress is located and in tumuluses located around Ephesus (pre-historical hill settlement). The city was referred as Apasas in […]

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Pigeon Island

GUVERCIN ISLAND Güvercinada Fortress, located in the Hacıfeyzullah District of Kuşadası County, was built on the mouth of the harbor to protect it. On the Güvercin Island, there is an inner fortress built by Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha and fortress walls built by İlyas Aga. These walls were built to protect against the attacks expected from […]

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Kuşadası National Park

DİLEK PENINSULE-THE GREATER MENDERES DELTA NATIONAL  PARK Establishment : 1966 Surface Area : 27,675 ha Location : In the Aegean Region; within the jurisdiction of Aydın City / Kuşadası and Söke Counties. Directions : Accessed through Kuşadası-Söke Highway. Whereas its distance to Kuşadası is 28 km, to Söke is 34 km. Geological structure of the […]

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