Posts tagged: Churches

The ancient city of Caunus on the Dalyan River. Who built it and why?

Caunus is one of the favourite ancient sites which we visit on our luxury gulet cruises in Southern Turkey. It is very impressively sited with its acropolis (high city) on top of a large and prominent rock. It can only easily be reached by cruising in a riverboat up the shallow Dalyan River from a […]

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Caunus visiting notes

Odysseus Cruising – Caunus visiting notes Caunus can be visited as part of our itineraries as an optional excursion. One of the most interesting sites on the Turkish coast, with beautiful views, it was once famous as Mausolus’s easternmost stronghold and for its safe harbour in Greek, Roman and Early Christian times. How to get […]

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Cnidus visiting notes

Odysseus Cruising – Cnidus visiting notes A famous, 1000 year old harbour city of ancient Caria. Our visit to Cnidus is included in the holiday price (except site tickets) for our itineraries 1 & 3 – see itineraries section. How to get there The visit is part of an Odysseus cruise, itineraries 1 and 3; […]

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Early Christian Churches

An outline of the Evolution of the Architectural form of the Early Christian Church on the Coast of Asia Minor (now Turkey): from 310 to the 8th Cent AD This essay seeks to show the evolution of the form of the early Christian Church from the conversion to Christianity in 306 AD of Emperor Constantine […]

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Innovative design for an Early Christian Church – Caunus, Turkey

In the ancient city of Caunus, on the Dalyan River, there are ruins, standing quite high, of an exquisite new and beautiful design of an early Byzantine church. It had a dome on pendentives with an intimate atmosphere flooded inside with light. It was truly innovative as all the churches up to then in the […]

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