Akdamar Adasi Travel Guide

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  • Armenian church, Akhtamar island
    Armenian church, Akhtamar island
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  • Armenian church, Akhtamar island
    Armenian church, Akhtamar island
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Akdamar Adasi Things to Do

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    by cbeaujean Written Feb 25, 2003

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    akdamar holy cross church was built between 915 and 921.in the armenian traditionnal style (see also my ISHAN KOYU page):a cone-shaped dome recovering four apses sculptered with a lot of animals....

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    by cbeaujean Written Feb 25, 2003

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    at the end of byzantine empire,armenian kingdom was the only buffer state between eastern hordes and weak finishing empire...
    gagil the first artunsi built this church and a palace for his retirement.
    today,these monuments are still in good condition,because the redoubtable turkish horsemen were poor navigators and the island seemed to them inaccessible!

    akdamar church
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Akdamar Adasi Restaurants

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    by Behi Written Jul 26, 2009

    after visiting Akdamar island we had 2nd lunch at Akdamar restaurant that located opposite of Akdamar Iskelesi(harbor).
    the top 2 meals were a Kurdish meal (Meat+Tomato+Red rice) for 15 TL
    & a sea food by Van Fishes for 12.5 TL
    & 1 TL for bottle of water. (2009/88)

    I liked the Kurdish meal the taste was interesting but it was expensive!

    Kurdish meal, Akdamar restaurant Van Fishes, Akdamar restaurant Salad, Akdamar restaurant Akdamar restaurant
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Akdamar Adasi Transportation

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    by Behi Written Jul 27, 2009

    Boat move to Akhtamar Island from " Gevas Akdamar Iskelesi" whenever there are enough people.

    it costs 5 TL, 20min

    Gevas Akdamar Iskelesi Gevas Akdamar Iskelesi
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Akdamar Adasi Warnings and Dangers

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    by cbeaujean Written Jan 21, 2003

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    under akdamar church,there is a small and attractive beach....guides tell even scorpions appreciate it....i don't know,but prevention is better than cure!

    anyway,you 'll find there a pleasant small "restaurant"...

    akdamar island beach
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Akdamar Adasi Off The Beaten Path

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    by cbeaujean Written Feb 25, 2003

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    25km south of van,near gurpinar,on the road to hakkari.
    on çavustepe hilltop,the remains of an old city,maybe "sardurihurda" under assyrian king "sargon II" 722-705BC...
    easier to imagine than troyan ruins....interesting even for non archeologists!

    ��avustepe
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    by cbeaujean Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: a lot of streams coming from the volcanic mountains feed the lake....
    the only way to discharge its overflow:evaporation.
    from which :strong salinity of its waters.
    nevertheless,contrary to other salted lakes,one can find a lot of fishes...

    Fondest memory: landscape and nature
    also due to salinity,swimming in its waters,gives you a sooooo silky skin!

    near ercis
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