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St. Paul’s Church / Aziz Pavlus Kilisesi

St. Paul’s Church / Aziz Pavlus Kilisesi

St. Paul’s Church (in Turkish, Aziz Pavlus Kilisesi) is an Orthodox church in Tarsus, the Apostle Paul’s hometown. It is also known as St. Paul’s Museum (Aziz Pavlus Müzesi), as there is not an active congregation of people who meet in it regularly....
Gözlükule Tumulus / Gözlükule Höyüğü

Gözlükule Tumulus / Gözlükule Höyüğü

Gözlükule is a tumulus or mound that at one time was a thriving city at the crossroads of two of the main roads of the region, one following the coastline of the sea, and the other coming down from Anatolia through the Cilician Gates. It was a port city, and when...
Cleopatra’s Gate / Kleopatra Kapısı

Cleopatra’s Gate / Kleopatra Kapısı

The Kleopatra Kapısı (Gate of Cleopatra) is the only remaining entrance of the wall that once protected the city of Tarsus. It’s name comes from the fact that Cleopatra, when coming to Tarsus to meet Mark Antony (and thus spark their infamous relationship),...
Cilician Gates & Gülek Castle / Gülek Boğazı ve Kalesi

Cilician Gates & Gülek Castle / Gülek Boğazı ve Kalesi

The Pass For most of recorded history, the Cilician Gates have been the main thoroughfare of travel between Asia Minor and the lands of Syria and beyond. This pass of the Cilician Gates (Πulai Κιλικία in Greek, Gülek Boğazı -the throat of Gülek- in Turkish) has been...