This is a list of the sites that I visited in Turkey, in the sequence in which I visited them.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

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Gallipoli

World War I battlefield.
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Troy (Troja)

Troy of the Iliad fame, site of the Trojan war. Inhabited since 3000 BCE.
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Alexandria Troas

Founded by one of the generals of Alexander the Great in 310 BCE.
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Apollo Smintheion

A famous 2nd century BCE temple of Apollo.
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Assos

An 8th century BCE city on the Adriatic coast, across from Lesvos.
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Pergamum

One of the richest and most powerful kingdoms of the Middle East between the time of Alexander the Great and the Roman time.
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Ephesus

The best known ancient city in Turkey, with spectacular buildings and the remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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Priene

Important around 300 BCE, with well preserved Hellenistic buildings.
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Miletus

Going back to the Bronze Age, Miletus was an important commercial center from 700 BCE to 700 CE.
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Didyma

The 6th century Didymaion, the second most important oracle of the Hellenistic world after Delphi.
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Euromos

Little remains of a fairly important city but the Zeus Temple.
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Labranda

Labranda was a place of worship since the 6th century BCE with a Zeus Temple.
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Hierapolis

The beautiful ancient city of Hierapolis, next to the white Travertine terraces.
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Aphrodisias

One of the most beautiful sites in Turkey.
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Tlos

A Lydian city with many rock-cut tombs.
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Telmessos

Lydian tombs and rock-cut temples.
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Termessos

Spectacular site of an ancient city.
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Çatal Höyük

Çatal Höyük might be the oldest city on earth.
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Sultanhanı

A 13th century Seljuk caravanserai.
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İhlara Valley

Rock-cut Byzantine churches in a spectacular valley.
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Güzelyurt

An many-storied underground city and rock-cut churches.
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Göreme

Fantastic sandstone formations in Cappadocia around Göreme.
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Harran

Pagan, biblical and Islamic sites around Harran.
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Mount Nemrut

Spectacular stone figures on top of Mount Nemrut.
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Perre

Rock-cut tombs and buildings dating back thousands of years.
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Amasya

Ottoman mansions and the Royal Tombs of Pontus.
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Hattuşa

A spectacular Hittite city.
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Alacahöyük

A Hittite city, even older than Hattuşa, settled from about 4000 BCE.
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Gordion

Phrygian capital from the 9th century BCE to the 3rd century BCE.
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Phrygian Valley

A scenic valley in Anatolia with a lot of Phrygian remains.
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Aizanoi

One of the nicest Roman temples, and an interesting stadium/theater combination.
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İstanbul

Lots of interesting architecture, including some Roman structures.

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