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Private Tour: Pompeii Rail Tour from Sorrento with Family Tour Option
"Meet your private guide at Sorrento train station and set out on your private morning or afternoon trip.At the station catch the train to Pompeii (own expense) and admire the Bay of Naples as your guide shares tales about the Roman town and how it lay buried under ash for centuries after the devastating eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD.After a roughly 30-minute journ leave the train and walk to the Pompeii site entrance. Head inside (own expense) with your guide and enjoy a walking tour of the highlights.As you stroll listen avidly as your guide describes the rituals of daily life here and how 20000 of Pompeii’s citizens perished in the eruption. As this is a private tour talk to your guide about seeing more or less of any sites so they can tailor the itinerary to your particular interests.Walk down the well-preserved streets
From EUR43.00
 
4-Hour Tour: Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery
"You will be picked up from your hotel in Yerevan and driven to the Pagan Temple of Garni. The temple is the only non-Christian temple currently standing in Armenia. Gracing the hillside the pagan temple was dedicated to the God of Sun Mithra. It was built in 77A.D. by the Armenian King Trdat I. The architectural complex of Garni was Armenia's foremost center of Hellenistic culture and the summer residence of Armenian kings.You will continue driving for 9km's from Garni where you will reach the Monastery of Geghard that is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Geghard is an incredible ancient Armenian monastery partly carved out of a mountain. Though the monastery has been around since before the 4th century the main cathedral was built in 1215. It is said that the holy lance that pierced the body of Christ was kept there. The architectural forms and the decoration of Geghard's rock premises show that Armenian builders could not only create superb works of a but also hew them in solid rock. You will then be returned to your hotel in Yerevan."""
From $160.00
 
"Day Trip to Garni
A day trip to Garni-Gegard-lake Sevan"The tour starts 9:30 in the morning. You will be picked up from hotel and your first stop will be the Arc of Ararat where you can enjoy the fantastic view of mount Ararat. You will then move onto Garni pagan temple which is the only pagan temple in Armenia. Pagan Temple referred to as the well known symbol of pre-Christian Armenia that was converted into a royal summer house. Then you will be taken to UNESCO listed Geghard monastery complex of 13t where you can enjoy the lunch with Sevan lake Iishkhan (trout). You will then be transferred to Yerevan.""""A day tour tour that starts in Yerevan and includes Garni pagan temple
From $59.00

More Local Customs in Midyat

The Suriani People

Suriani Christians consider the Tur Abdin region their homeland, and Midyat their capital. It is in fact the last stretch of land they claim from vast domains that were once dominated by adherents of...
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Feb 25, 2013

The Aramaean Question...

For the past several centuries, the Suriani were generally accepted by the greater powers as Christian Arabs, one of many Arab-speaking Christian communities that continue to exist in the Middle East...
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Feb 25, 2013

The Kurdish Quandary

Much like the Armenians of Turkey, the Suriani suffered terribly in WWI (whether one calls it genocide or not) when most of the Syriac Orthodox Christian population of the Tur Abdin and surrounding...
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Feb 25, 2013

The Suriani Church

The Suriani Church, which is known in English as the Syriac Orthodox Church, is one of the oldest in Christianity, and was the dominant religion of the native population of Greater Syria and northern...
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Feb 24, 2013

Restoring Old Houses

There has been a noticeable effort to restore the centuries old elegant houses of Midyat. Some have been converted into hotels, but many seem to continue to be used as residences. Many of these houses...
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Jan 18, 2013

Midyat's Art of Stone Carving

As in other parts of the Tur Abdin region, the houses and churches of Midyat are elaborately decorated with elegant lace-like stone carvings, worked on by local masons who have inherited centuries-old...
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Jan 18, 2013
 
 
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Livestock in the Alleys of Midyat

With farms surrounding Old Midyat on three sides, livestock has an easy access into the alleys of the town. Sheep, especially, seem to be deliberately herded into town by shepherds early morning -...
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