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The first known name of the city is Byzantium istanbul package tours  (Greek: Βυζάντιον, Byzántion), originating from the name of the king, Byzas, whose colony founded it around 660 BC. After Constantine the Great made it the new eastern capital istanbul private tours of the Roman Empire in 330 AD, the city became widely known as Constantinopolis (Constantinople), which, as the Latinized form of “Κωνσταντινούπολις” (Konstantinoúpolis), means the “City of Constantine”. istanbul shore tours

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The population of the city has increased tenfold since istanbul bus tours  the 1950s, as migrants from across Anatolia have flocked to the metropolis and city limits have expanded to accommodate them. Arts festivals were established at the end of the 20th century, istanbul cappadocia tours  while infrastructure improvements have produced a complex transportation network. istanbul city tours

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Istanbul’s strategic position along the historic Silk Road, tour package istanbul  rail networks to Europe and the Middle East, and the only sea route between the Black Sea and the turkey tour istanbul  Mediterranean have helped foster an eclectic populace, although less so since the establishment of the Republic in 1923. Overlooked for the new capital during the interwar period, the city has since regained much of its prominence.  wta tour championships in istanbul

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It was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity private tour guide istanbul during  Roman and Byzantine times, before the Ottomans conquered the city in 1453 and transformed it into an Islamic stronghold and the seat of the last caliphate. tour guides istanbul  Although the Republic of Turkey established its capital in Ankara, palaces and imperial mosques still line Istanbul’s hills as visible reminders of the city’s previous central role. tour operator istanbul

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Founded on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BC as Byzantium, istanbul tour operator   the city now known as Istanbul developed to become one of the most significant cities in history. For nearly sixteen centuries following its istanbul turkey tour  reestablishment as Constantinople in 330 AD, it served as the capital of four empires: the Roman Empire (330–395), the Byzantine Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). jewish tour istanbul

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Kuşadası (pronounced ) is a resort town on ephesus tours from kusadasi Turkey’s Aegean coast and the center of the seaside district of the same name in Aydın Province. Kuşadası lies at a distance of 95 km (59 mi) to the south from the region’s largest
ephesus tours kusadasi metropolitan center of İzmir, and 71 km (44 mi) from the provincial seat of Aydın situated inland. Its primary industry is tourism. Her neighbours are Germencik district from northeast, Söke one from southeast, Aegean Sea from west and Selçuk district from north.  ephesus tours kusadasi turkey

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The city’s importance as a commercial center declined as the harbor was slowly silted up by the Cayster River (Küçük Menderes). ephesus shore excursions Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. ephesus tours The Gospel of John may have been written here. The city was the site of several 5th century Christian Councils, (see Council of Ephesus). It is also the site of a large gladiators’ graveyard. ephesus tours from istanbul

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Ephesus continued to prosper. But when taxes continued to be raised under Cambyses II and Darius, izmir kusadasi airport transfers  the Ephesians participated in the Ionian Revolt against Persian rule in the Battle of Ephesus (498 BC), an event which instigated the Greco-Persian wars. In 479 BC, the Ionians, together with Athens and Sparta, private ephesus tours  were able to oust the Persians from the shores of Asia Minor. In 478 BC, the Ionian cities entered with Athens and Sparta into the Delian League against the Persians. Ephesus did not contribute ships but gave financial support by offering the treasure of Apollo to the goddess Athena, protectress of Athens. kusadasi private tours ephesus

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About 560 BC, Ephesus was conquered by the Lydians under king Croesus. He treated the inhabitants with respect, despite ruling harshly, full day ephesus tour  and even became the main contributor to the reconstruction of the temple of Artemis. cruise ship ephesus tours  His signature has been found on the base of one of the columns of the temple (now on display in the British Museum). Croesus made the populations of the different settlements around Ephesus regroup (synoikismos) in the vicinity of the Temple of Artemis, enlarging the city.  daily ephesus tour

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The Greek goddess Artemis and the great Anatolian goddess Kybele were identified together as Artemis of Ephesus. ephesus full day tour  The many-breasted “Lady of Ephesus”, identified with Artemis, was venerated in the Temple of Artemis, ephesus full day tour  one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the largest building of the ancient world according to Pausanias (4.31.8). Pausanias mentions that the temple was built by Ephesus, son of the river god Caystrus before the arrival of the Ionians. ephesus tours from istanbul

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