Tarsus was the place where Mark Antony met Cleopatra in order to obtain money from Egypt. Cleopatra came to Tarsus in a luxury ship and came through this gate in 41 B.C. on her way to meet Mark Antony.The remains of Tarsus gate of Cleopatra, also called the "Sea Gate", are still standing today and have been significantly restored.more
You may eat many things there but I just ate breakfast and it was good. Athmosphere of that old house and garden were very good.
Tarsus was the largest city in Cilicia in ancient times. It was an unpretentious town, with narrow, tortuous streets, mud houses, and a small bazaar.Tarsus seems to have Semitic origin, probably Hittite. The city was mentioned in records dating from 850 BC and was described by Xenophon in 401 BC.Tarsus was conquered by Alexander in 333 BC, who then...more
Tarsus was the birthplace and the early residence of the apostle Paul, known then as Saul of Tarsus.As a child, Paul was raised in Jerusalem and properly educated under the tutelage of Gamaliel, a member of the Sanhedrin. Later on, St. Paul took refuge in Tarsus after his conversion. Possibly this was the beginning of the Christian community of...more