Aydin Things to Do
In Aydın are the impressive remains of the Gümrukönü Hanı - a huge medieval caravanserai that once hosted travelers traveling the Silk Road. Next to it are the remains of an L-shaped double hamam with lanterns on the domes built in 1767 by Ahmet Paşa. The small 14th-century shrine of İsmail, a son of Alihan Baba who had settled...more
14 Hotels in Aydin
Aydin Mugla Karayolu 3. km., Aydin, 9470, Turkey
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Eski Aydin Yolu, Haskoy - Tekke Koyu Yolu Uzeri 9. km, Kokar Hamam Mevkii, Saraykoy, Aydin, Turkey
Good for: Business
Akbuk Koyu, Aydin, Turkey
Good for: Couples
One of the best examples of kuyu Kebap
Kuyu kebabı, 'pit kebab' – Prepared from the goat it is special for Aydın region, similar to tandır kebabı.
Tandır kebabı, 'tandoor kebab' – Lamb pieces (sometimes a whole lamb) baked in an oven called a tandır, which requires a special way of cooking for hours. Served with bread and raw onions.
Favorite Dish: Kuyu Kebap
Aydin Local Customs
Aydın has been a home to many civilizations and the city is rich in folklore and legends. Aydın is also the home of Zeybek folk art. This is a special type of war dance which is performed in a ring to resemble birds. The Zeybek is performed to sounds of the Kiteli and other Turkish folk instruments. The folk songs of Aydın are famously short so there is a popular saying in the Aegean region when you want someone to stop talking - is to say... 'Keep it short, make it an Aydın tune...'
I just want to give you a sample for zeybek muzik and dance which is very similar to sirtaki in Greece
Aydin Off The Beaten Path
Aydın was called Tralleis in ancient times and many of the ruins around the city center date from 2 AD.In ancient Greek sources, the name of the city is given as "Anthea" and "Euanthia". During the Seleucid period, it received the name "Antiochia" (Greek: Αντιόχεια). At other times it was also...more
Priene was an ancient Greek city of Ionia (and member of the Ionian League) at the base of an escarpment of Mycale, about 6 kilometres (4 mi) north of the then course of the Maeander (now called the Büyük Menderes or "Big Maeander") River, 67 kilometres (42 mi) from ancient Anthea, 15 kilometres (9 mi) from ancient Aneon and 25 kilometres (16 mi)...more
Didyma was an ancient Ionian sanctuary, the modern Didim, Turkey containing a temple and oracle of Apollo, the Didymaion. In Greek Didyma means "twin", but the Greeks who sought a "twin" at Didyma ignored the Carian origin of the name. Next to Delphi, Didyma was the most renowned oracle of the Hellenic world, first mentioned among the Greeks in the...more
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