Byzantine Church

Eastern Turkey – Holy carp and dams which for a variety of what plump life. Human history becomes tangible in the East of Turkey, the nature offers impressive, people are lively and welcome. Hidden in mountain valleys are small villages, they would have been forgotten by the time. On the other hand, Evidence of early human life in various archaeological sites. The Neolithic culture of the Neolithic period, has left temples, which already alone worth a trip. The twelve-day journey from begins in Trabzon, the ancient Trebizond. Here is the famous Hagia Sophia, the former Byzantine Church, which for many years served as a mosque and now a museum to visit is. Equal to the second day is a highlight.

The Sumela monastery is located in the Pontic mountains: 1071 m height it clings to the stone about 270 m above a Canyon it is carved into the rock. To get here, no soft knee, delicately strung should better the water know a German nun in the travel bag. After a visit to Ani, the former capital of the Armenian Empire and in the middle ages, one of the largest cities around the world, the Fiery mountain advances”, the Ararat, in the field of view: 5.165 meters high, it may be climbed since 2001 by foreigners. But the peaceful face of the coat of arms is deceptive: Although the Ararat is quite feasible in the summer for experienced climbers, he is waiting in the winter with unstable weather and increased difficulty. The 2,640 meters high Tendurek pass it continues to Lake Van, the sea of the East”. A single fish just seems here to feel: a type of carp and sadly almost extinct, although this also not may be due to an increased demand around the Christmas time. There are the remains of a urartian fortress, which was built in the eighth century BC by King Sarduri II.