Turkey's hidden paradise
Turkey has a historical value and natural beauty in every corner to find domestic and foreign admirers to travel to destinations waiting to be uncovered.
Eleven kilometres from Bursa's Mudanya district and has a coastal town called Trilye. According to rumours, the name comes from a fish, and another rumour suggests the town was named after three priests who were exiled from Istanbul. Although the name of the village was changed in 1963 to "Zeytinbagi", it was changed back to Trilye in 2011. Reflecting Byzantine and Greek architecture, these houses are usually 3-storey and are built of wood and adobe.
The ground floors of Tirilye houses are used as a hearth and olive groves. Families spend most of their time on the ground floor during the summer months.
The second floors are used as middle floors, and this floor has low ceilings. The third floor is the floor where the living area and bedrooms are located, and the ceilings are built high. There are many places to take beautiful pictures in this region.
Trilye is an excellent location to spend a good time with the family.
Do you want to rest your mind, stay alone with nature and spend a few quiet days? Do you wish to read your book, listen to my music, rest my soul? Then Yesilyurt Village is just for you. Thanks to its clean sea, fresh air and beautiful summers, it is a favourite summer place, amongst retirees.
This remarkable place was once formerly named Buyuk Cetmi, all non-Muslim and Muslim quarters consist of stone houses. The local population in the village is considerably reduced, and century-old pine trees surround it. Also, there are so many people who escaped from the hustle and bustle of big cities and settled here. This migration from the cities has given Yesilyurt Village a very different aesthetic.
You arrive at the centre of Kucukkuyu with a road that curves towards Kaz Mountains. It was once one of the wealthiest villages of the Ottoman era, but over time it became desolate, and the houses were destroyed. It was rediscovered by a group of people a few years ago. Now, after some restoration, it has become one of the most popular regions for tourists. We do not doubt that you will like the pearl-lined Ottoman mansions and stone Greek houses, lace-curtained windows and quiet streets. There are also a few boutique hotels for those who want to stay. After exploring the village streets, you can drink tea under the trees in the square and taste gozleme made by the elderly locals.
The historical Birgi neighbourhood, host many civilizations for about 3 thousand years, and today it still preserves the architectural texture of the Aydınoğulları period.
Birgi, which is a part of Odemis district, has been used as a settlement since 750 BC. It is known as a safe centre against threats in history due to its ridge on Bozdag, whose height is more than 2 thousand meters and its height suitable for observing the area. With its water resources and fertile soil, it has been a living space for thousands of years. In Birgi, there are traces of the Phrygian and Lydian civilizations, the Persian and Pergamon kingdoms, the Roman and Byzantine Empires, the Aydinogullari seigniory and the Ottoman period. In Birgi, whose historical image has not deteriorated for about 700 years. The houses are built by people who have mastered the skills of constructing and craftsmanship at a young age. Considered as a great example of Turkish architecture due to its unique style, Birgi's houses are built by using the earth, logs and natural stones from its surroundings.
These two-storey buildings are built with stone floors, and wooden floors and ceilings. The corridors in the houses and the latticed windows are among the most distinctive features of the architecture.