Do you want to get close to the stones? Do you want to get under the skin of ancient cultures and distant civilisations? Join us on the exciting tour of Turkey’s ancient and Megalithic sites. Minimum participants 2 people, maximum 12 people.
South Eastern Anatolia
This region is hot and dry in what is a long summer and is dominated by two of the wider region`s most prominent and famous rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates. Winters are wet but there may be snow. Temperatures range from 46 C/115 F in summer to occasionally as low as -12 C/10 F although most winters are wet with temperatures around the 0 to 10 C mark (32 to 50 F mark).
The region is very dry in summer, with only 576 mm/23 inches of rainfall, but the extensive Southeast Anatolia Project (GAP) irrigation and hydroelectric power system located at the Ataturk Dam near Şanlıurfa provides a year round supply of water for agricultural projects as well as industrial and civic use.
As a consequence of the GAP system the region has three growing seasons and is a major producer of wheat, maize and pistachios. In fact, it is from Karacadağ, that the very first domesticated wheat (einkorn) first emerged in the Neolithic period about 10,000 years ago.
UNESCO Archaeological sites revealing Giant Phalluses and Cult Rooms, Megalithic Pillars carved by pre-agriculture hunter gatherers. Your overnight stay will be in the El Ruha our reserve hotel is Grand Urfa Hotel in Urfa. We use the El Ruha because of its superb location, excellent service and cleanliness and for the quality of its kitchen. […]
Visit Göbekli Tepe and feel the pulse of time… Here at Göbekli Tepe lie the remains of the earliest religious structures built by man yet to be discovered. At about 11000-13000 years old this site pre-dates both pottery and writing and is far older that either Stonehenge in England or the great Egyptian Pyramids. In fact, […]
Beginning in Trabzon – the ancient city of Trebizond- taking in such sights as Ani, the palace of Ishak Pasha, Ararat, the soon to be sunken ruins of Hasankeyf, the astounding mountain top monument to man’s folly on Nemrut and finishing up at the ancient home of the patriarch Abraham before returning to Istanbul, the capital of ancient empires past.
An exceptional tour of the Megalithic sites of Turkey. Experience a rich cultural heritage, where you can literally get close to the stones
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