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Goreme

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Göreme is located among the “fairy chimney” rock formations of Cappadocia, a historical region of Turkey. In this most unusual landscape, formed over the thousands of years by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock curved sanctuaries. Many of them are a great example of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period. Most of the traditional dwellings, troglodyte villages …

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Uchisar

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The natural rock fortress of Uçhisar is the tallest point in Cappadocia. It haphazard structure is visible from a great distance. Positioned 1300 meters above the sea level Uçhisar is a very unusual Cappadocia’s village. It dominates the whole valley and offers breath taking views. Throughout history, the castle that was built in the Byzantine period was always the main …

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Hierapolis

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Hierapolis was an ancient city located on hot springs in Phrygia in southwestern Anatolia. Its ruins are adjacent to modern Pamukkale in Turkey and currently comprise an archaeological museum designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the first century it was part of the tri-city area of Laodicea, Colossae, and Hierapolis.  The name means “a sacred city”; it was …

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Druskininkai

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Druskininkai situated 120 km from Vilnius and Kaunas, is a resort town built around natural springs. Beautifully located in the forest, the resort is famed for healing springs and traditional treatments in sanatoria, beautifully kept flower gardens, parks and relaxing landscapes with several lakes and two rivers. In the city itself, there are a number of art and historical museums …

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