September / October 2022
Pictures from my Turkey trip in autumn 2022. The text will follow later.
Table of Contents
Göreme – Cappadocia
Hike from Göreme to Göreme Open Air Museum
Göreme Open Air Museum
Hike from Göreme Open Air Museum to Göreme National Park
Through a deep gorge
Göreme National Park
Göreme after sunset
Balloon ride over the Zelve Open Air Museum
View of Göreme
A culinary specialty: stew from the clay pot
Hike from Göreme to the Fairy Chimneys
A generous breakfast
Antalya Archeology Museum
Konyaaltı Halk Beach
Lower Düden Waterfall
View from Karaalioglu Park
The remains of the Apollon temple
Aspendos archaeological site
Perge archaeological site
Boat tour to Kekova Island
Amintha’s rock tombs
Castle of Fethiye
The abandoned city of Kayakoy
Cable car to the mountain Babadağ
With impressive views over the coast
Boat tour around Fethiye
Fethiye Archaeological museum
Great view from my colleague’s house
Bodrum Castle with the Museum of Underwater Archaeology
A drinking cup
Ada I – The ruler lived 2’400 years ago and was buried with a gold crown
Various types of amphorae found on the seabed and on the ships.
A rediscovered ship from the year 1’025 had glassware and over 3 tons of raw glass on board.
Pamukkale and the ancient cities of Hierapolis and Laodicea
Lime terraces of Pamukkale
I was the first to enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site at 6:30.
Later there were already more people.
and in the afternoon all hell broke loose.
A closed area without tourists
The ancient city of Hierapolis
The tomb of the apostle Philip. He was crucified upside down in Hierapolis at the age of 85 as a martyr for his faith.
On the right side at the wall is an urinal
The ancient city of Laodicea
The ancient city of Aphrodisias
The huge stadium
In the background you can see the 170-meter-long pool, on the sides of which were columns and palm trees.
Basilica of St. John the Apostle
This is where the Apostle John found his final resting place. Archaeologists believe that Mary, the mother of Jesus, also spent her last years at this place.
A baptismal font
The castle of Selcuk
Ephesus archaeological site
I was again one of the first, which allowed me to take this photo without people. Just 15 minutes later this would have been impossible.
The Celsus Library a few hours later
The huge theater could seat over 20,000 people!
Ephesus Archaeological Museum
The most important deity in Ephesus was the goddess Artemis
The Church of the Virgin Mary
Built in the 3rd century, it was the first church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and it was here that the 3rd Ecumenical Council was held in 431 AD.
Dozens of coaches bring tourists, often from cruise ships, to Ephesus.
The village of Sirince
Turkish coffee: The ground coffee is stirred directly into the hot water.
Nesin Mathematics Village
Nisanyan Rock Tomb
In 2012, best-selling Turkish author Sevan Nişanyan unveiled his rock tomb, an eight-by-five-meter Ionic facade modeled on ancient Lycian rock tombs, like the ones I had seen in Fethyie. Born in 1956, Sevan Nişanyan is still alive.
I traveled back to Switzerland after four weeks in Turkey.
I enjoyed my stay very much. This was greatly due to the Turkish people, who I found to be friendly, helpful and honest.