Manisa

Manisa: An Aegean Paradise

Manisa, also known as the “City of Ottoman Princes,” is the second biggest city of the Aegean Region of Turkey after İzmir. The reason to that was the fact that the Ottoman princes would be sent to here to be educated about ruling and managing  and to gain experience before they actually rule a majestic empire. Sounds like a great practice.

Other than the Ottoman legacy, Manisa hosts some of the most important ancient cities like Sardis and Thyateira where you can have the chance to discover the mysteries of the ancient Anatolia.

Manisa is welcoming you any time, all you need to do is to plan your trip and join the adventure.

Top attractions in Manisa

Sardis

Have you ever wondered where is the first mint of the world? If your answer is Madrid, it means that you are watching too much Netflix. You should take a break from La Casa de Papel and maybe visit the real first mint of the world where Lydians invented money for the first time.

Philadelphia

Do you want to visit the original Philadelphia? The one that is hosting one of the seven churches of revelation is Asia Minor? If your answer is yes, all you need to do is to plan your trip and join the adventure.

Thyateira

Being the first follower of a religion must feel good, right? It is like discovering a band that will be very famous in the future. In Europe, the first person that is known to be the converted to Christianity is a woman named Lydia. And Thyateira is the ancient city where she spent her life. Here you can see the remains of the church dedicated to Lydia.

Lydia

Are you interested in to visit the lands where the coins were invented on the face of the earth? One may call Lydians heroes as they put an end to the bargaining system that caused misery to people thinking about how many eggs they could have bought with their chicken.

Aigai

Are you buckled up to discover the ancient city of Aigai that is known to be under the protection of Greek God Apollo. As we cannot imagine Apollo without his lyre, it does not come as surprise that his city is the capital of music and poetry in the Roman Province of Asia Prima. Being one of the 12 Aiol cities according to Herodotus, Aigai is displaying all the glory and pride of the ancient era, welcoming its visitors with many ruins and remains in the archeological excavation sites.

Izmir

Izmir is the third biggest city of Turkey, located along the Aegean shore serenaded by region’s mild weather and amazing views. The city is Izmir, with its ancient name Smyrna, was known to take its name from the Queen of Amazons which is a pretty cool fact.

Ephesus

Anatolia has no shortage of the important historical cities. Ephesus is obviously one of them, as it is one of the biggest open-air museums from antiquity that has survived until this date.

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