Two Americans, until recently resident in Istanbul offer an insider's look at all of Turkey, from its beautiful rugged coastline filled with ancient Greek and Byzantine ruins - featuring two of the world's most admired sites, Troy and Ephesus - to the modern nightlife and exotic shopping of Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and more. Extensive history, culture and travel planning sections, with terrific coverage of Istanbul and environs, Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts, and first-rate advice on wonderful lodgings, exciting restaurants, where to see authentic whirling dervish performances, insider tips on how to bargain for rugs, best places to take a Turkish bath, and so much more.
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Monks living here carved out a cluster of churches and habitations above a small,
fertile valley, decorating their holy places with painting and frescoes. Many of the
frescoes remain in good shape, although most are marred in some way, ...
Continuing down the river on the same bank is Purenli Seki church (The Church
of the Terraces). This church is difficult to reach, located 75 feet above the level of
the river; the frescoes within are damanged. Further along is Agacalh Kilise ...
The trail then ascends back toward Soganh and arrives first at Kubbeli Kilise (the
Domed Church) and then at Sakli Kilise (the Hidden Church). The Domed
Church is inappropriately named. The conical roof is precisely not a dome, and ...
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