Best Ephesus Tours By Turkland

Ephesus Tours By Turkland

I have been to Turkey several times. I would like to tell you how nice pleasure to visit Turkey and especially its west coast. I traveled Turkey by plane, i actually landed to the Ataturk Airport of Istanbul. I visited Istanbul and saw the main sites around there. Then I get to the west coast of Turkey.

Places to see on the west coast of Turkey

There are a lot of beautiful sigths to see on the west coast of Turkey, such as: Bodrum, Fethiye, Marmaris, Balıkesir, Çanakkale, Ölüdeniz and of course city of İzmir.

İzmir is the name of a large city with the most popular holiday areas of Turkey such as Çeşme, Alaçatı, Foça, Kuşadası and more…

Kuşadası Town where is it? What to do there?

Kuşadası town has a cruise ship terminal, so many ships come and dock there in the little town, and release its passengers all around the cute town of Kuşadası.

Kuşadası is a nice little touristic town of west coast and there are a lot of nice restaurants, cafeterias, hotels to stay and eat. Of course majority of the people who visit this nice town, also get to the Ephesus ancient city to see it. Ephesus is a great place to see the best Greek and Roman remnants of ancient ages.

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Ephesus Ancient City

Ephesus survived many earthquakes and conquests, throughout the history and saved itself for us to see fortunately. Ephesus, a marvelous ancient ruin should be seen by the help of a local guide.

I definitely recommend you to go and see the beauty of the Ephesus and walk through the Curetes Street, enjoy the architecture of Celsus Library and see the splendid Artemis Temple which is unfotunately nothing more than a few columns nowadays. However it used to be a great adorable temple in the past.

World Heritage List By Unesco

Note: Ephesus is also recorded to world heritage list of Unesco

Ephesus Tours By Turkland

It’s possible to take a journey to Ephesus via private ephesus tours. I personally recommend you to join private tours of Turkland travel agency.

Their official website is Ephesus Private Guide website so you can contact to them by clicking the contact page of this website, that you can click on the link I have given.

Ephesus Ancient City

Some other articles from the blog to read

You probably enjoy it a lot. If you would like to read some good articles from my website, you may also click the incredible battles of the history which is a great article to read and adventure.

Also during the time i spent in Istanbul i experienced some good tours there too. You may perhaps click on this article to see what i have been through in Istanbul: Istanbul journey with a tour guide.

Good Wishes

I hope you enjoy with my articles. I wish you have a good time in Turkey and especially Ephesus ancient city which is a great place to see.

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You might also enjoy with the article of Battle of Mohacs. This article is related to the Ottoman history. From the time of a great ruler of the history: Kanuni Sultan Süleyman whom also known as the Suleiman the Magnificent. He ruled the empire for a long time so check out his battle of mohacs.

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Istanbul Journey With A Tour Guide

Istanbul Journey With A Local Tour Guide

Suppose that you plan a journey to Istanbul. Would not you want to see the deepness of Istanbul’s history? Well, actually this is something that you can do yourself! It’s best to hire a private tour guide to discover the hidden treasures of an old city.

Istanbul’s Amazing History

Roman Empire stepped in to the Istanbul by the end of 2nd Century A.D. Septimus Severus the Roman ruler was the first to think about converting Byzantium (Istanbul’s first name when it was nothing more than a little Greek town) into a Roman city. Septimus built some initial Roman buildings and left Istanbul.

Diocletian also considered to move the imperial capital to Byzantium or Nicomedia but somehow he did not do it. He was the first emperor who thought about moving the center to east.

Constantine the Great was the one who moved the capital of Roman Empire to an eastern city. He also considered three cities: Nicaea, Nicomedia, Byzantium. Finally he came into conclusion and decided to move to Byzantium. He predicted that the Istanbul would be a great place to carry out trade business. Moreover a very strategical point to rule the Roman Empire.

Istanbul Private Guide

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Istanbul stayed as one of the most significant city of the Europe and Asia for long years during the Byzantine Empire period as well. The name of the city was Constantinople then.

Afterwards, Ottoman Turks captured the city and made it their capital. Istanbul was once more the capital of grand empire. It was the junction point of all important trade routes in the medieval and modern ages.

Discovering Istanbul With A Private Tour Guide

I would certainly recommend you to book a private tour guide in Istanbul city to discover these interesting historic facts. An experienced tour guide can help you discover this diverse culture.

Istanbul Tour Guide

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Recommendation For A Guided Tour In Istanbul

Istanbul guided tours by official guide Serhat Engül. These private tours might be very useful to you. Serhat is an experienced tour guide that provide custom, personalized guided tours through Istanbul city. You can contact to him via his web site: Istanbul Private Tour Guide – Guided Tours by a local guide.

If you are planning a day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus. You might consider the ephesus tours of Turkland company. Please check the Best Ephesus Tours By Turkland article.

Further reading for the previous articles of Historic Facts travel blog.

Inredible Battles Of The History

Battle of Mohacs

Battle of Mohacs

Battle Of Mohacs

Ottoman Empire reached to its peak point by the time of Suleiman The Magnificent. Suleiman was a good strategist, warrior and ruler. He reigned from 1520 to 1566 as the Sultan (King) of the Ottoman Empire. He is known as the greatest ruler among all Ottoman emperors.

However, Sultan Suleiman was not only by himself. He was surrounded by competent administrators. They planned the operations all together.

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Sultan Suleiman Of Ottoman Empire

Pargali Ibrahim Pasha

Pargali Ibrahim Pasha was the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. He was a Greek originated person who was brought to the Ottoman Palace as an infant. He was a brilliant boy. Therefore he was taken to the Enderun (Palace School) to be educated. Eventually he became the companion of the Suleiman and his commander in chief.

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Pargali Ibrahim Pasha in a modern TV Show.

Battle Of Mohacs

Battle of Mohacs took place in the Balkans between the Kingdom of Hungary and Ottoman Empire of Turks. The battle took several hours and be concluded by decisive Ottoman victory.

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Battle Of Mohacs 1526

The Ottoman Empire created a great war machine with the Devşirme recruiting system. They picked the sturdy, energetic and strong boys from their hometown (usually from Balkans) at a very young age. They trained them, educated them and gave them a new identity. For instance, Ibrahim Pasha, was one of them. As the brilliant ones are picked by the scouts and taken to the Enderun School (Palace School) primarily.

Ibrahim Pasha was the mastermind behind the most of the initial achievements of Sultan Suleiman The Magnificent.

Battle of Mohacs was one of the quickest battle to come to conclusion in the Ottoman war history. It culminated by the certain Ottoman victory in two hours.

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Battle Of Mohacs between Ottomans And Hungarians in a painting.

The Hungarian army razed by the Ottoman janissary corps which is literally Ottoman legions.

According to the Hungarian academics, Hungary lost their most valuable human resources in the battle of Mohacs. Unfortunately many well educated Hungarian people died at the battle while trying to defend their lands.

The Decline Of Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire would have been through the same bitter results in the 19th century. While they will be fighting against Russians, Austrians, French and British navies and land forces over and over. Since the Ottoman lands were seen as a great treasure to share.

Eventually Ottoman Empire lost everything to allies after the World War I. The Balkan Wars from 1912 to 1914 and the WWI from 1914 to 1918 caused the Ottoman Empire to collapse. The long decline of the Ottoman Empire, however, had already started in 19th century.

For more information you can review: Maps Of Ottoman Empire

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Famous Battles Of The World

Battles Of The World History

The historic facts blog is written by a historian and licensed tour guide Serhat Engul.

The first article of the blog page was the Incredible Battles Of The World History. If you are interested in the history of the battles, you may love this article; because it gives short phrases from the distinctive battles of the history from antique age to the modern ages.

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Movies Of War

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Inredible Battles Of The History

War History Of The World

World has seen many qualified leader, skilled generals and brilliant military strategists. There are a lot of books and novels written about Alexander The Great and his conquests, Julius Caesar and his flawless skill as a strategist, Napoleon and his wild instinct for perceiving enemy’s nex move. Encyclopaedias contains too much information about all these leaders and their battles.

Nowadays we have a great tool to explore everything about the war history. It’s just one click away from us. No more drowning through the thick encyclopaedia’s countless pages. Especially Wikipedia website is doing a splendid job about offering large scale of information related to war history.

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History Of World Wars

For instance when you search for Batlle Of Manzikert which is medieval war between the Byzantine Empire and Seljuk Empire Of Turks. You may see the facts categorised perfectly.

On the right menu, belligerents, commanders and leaders, strength of the armies, casualties and losses given apart from each other and you would have full knowledge about the war before diving in through the main body of the artilcle.

Main article provides the background, prelude, battle, aftermath menus, which is excellent. If there are other battles between two sides, the mother article is also attached at the bottom of the right side widget. Such as Byzantine–Seljuq wars or Greco-Persian Wars. I love reading these useful articles. Especially when you come across to a war movie, it’s nice to enter wikipedia and gain full knowledge about that particular war. And Good news: you can find any battle, no matter small or big one.

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Battle Of Marathon

Battle Of Marathon

Took place between the ancient Greek city-states and Persians. Persians had the strongest army world had ever seen and they dreamed of capturing Greece but they failed. Greeks beaten the Persians in this battle and the following ones. This is a great story of antique ages.

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Roman Legions

Battle of Pharsalus

The famous war for seizing the throne of the Roman Empire. Gaius Julius Caesar against Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. Caesar after being succesful in the Battles in Gaul and taking captive the king Vercingetorix, came back to Rome in victory. People of Rome presumed he will announce himself as the Tyrant. Pompey, Cato and other consuls of Roman Senate, wanted to reduce the growing power of brilliant Caesar. They were frightened by the idea of Julius Caesar becoming an emperor. Cause they would lose everyhing. Power, money and territory altough Caesar claims he means no threat to anybody’s position or family.

Pompey and his supporters cut the Caesar’s road when he was marching victorious to Rome after a battle. Caesar overran them and captured the Rome. Pompey fleed to Egypt and killed there by a former officer. Probably Caesar’s men’s plot.

Finally Caesar gained full power in Rome, until he had been killed in Senate by the people he trusts.

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Battle Of Manzikert

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Battle Of Manzikert took place Between the Seljuk Turks and Byzantine Empire of Greco-Romans. The leaders were Sultan Alp Arslan and Emperor Romanos Diogenes. Byzantine legions were more crowded and strong but they failed. Alp Arslan and his cavalry utterly routed the Byzantine’s infantry. Seljuks conquered the Anatolia aftermath.

This battle is not very well known but caused a great deal about reformation of Asia Minor’s official map. It’s efficiency can observed even today.

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Battle Of Austerlitz

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Napoleon, the great genious of the battlefields. Beaten the Austrians and Russians by himself. The allies army had 85.400 men and Napoleon had only 67.000. However as he had well proved many times before, he was a brilliant strategist of the wars. He placed his deadly artillery pretty accurately and scattered the armies of Alexander I of Russia and Francis II of Austria. Result of course: Decisive French victory.

By Serhat Engül

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