IZNIK: CITY OF BLUE
Iznik, also known as Nicaea, is one of the most important settlements of Turkey that dates back to ancient times. With a trace of past in each corner, the city can be described as an open air museum. It held its importance both for Christianity and Islam for ages.
The city is well-known for its incomparable tiles. Some of the finest examples of tile art are produced here and used in many significant landmarks of the country.
It is believed that the four doors inside the area that is surrounded by ancient walls represent four bibles and the twelve doors represent twelve apostles. Such a great metaphor!
Iznik also host the very first Ottoman madrasah. If you are interested in learning about history and unraveling mysteries of ancient cities, Iznik is a great location for you.