After the Datça visit, I am about to fly to Van for a local journalism training program. It will be my first time in Van, and I will have time to travel around. My most recent obsession is to visit ancient towns in Turkey, and a rare goody to being a Turkish citizen is that the country has many places to see! Well, here is a site that lists the most notable ancient cities in Turkey. I have so much work to do!
In Datça and on my way back to İstanbul during a short road trip, I have visited at least four places.
Knidos was one of the highlights.
However, Stratonicea (Caria) was a major contender. Above, a more recent mosque is found at the ancient settlement and the mosque floor has several windows to show what is under.
Van is a base for another ancient civilization: Urartu. Let’s see…