Aydin: Enlightened City Of Anatolia
Aydin, meaning “enligtened” in Turkish is one of the greatest cities of Turkey Aegean region. It is the city of great philosopher Apollonius, father of history Herodotus and the famous mathematician Archimedes. Should be an impressive resume for a city. To add a cherry on top, we would like to say that Anthemius of Tralles who is the architect of the grand Hagia Sophia is also from this city.
Aydin hosted many civilization throughout its history from Lydians, Persians to Macedonians, Romans and Turks. Therefore it has an amazing history filled with the culture and tradition of many civilizations and many religions.
To discover the amazing Ottoman mosques, Byzantine towers and fortifications along with Roman gymnasiums and theatre, visit Aydin and take a walk along the memory lane of the city.