Güzelyurt, Turkey: Beautiful Land

published 5 years ago by Rick Steves

Güzelyurt is the kind of discovery I love to feature in my guidebooks — almost no tourism, lots of history, plenty of character. At www.ricksteves.com, you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.

Because out here. And. The ancient town seems one with the rock out of which it was cars. 16 centuries ago monks built monasteries into the cliffside. Erosion has driven most of the residents here to more stable dwellings. But some remain in exploring the town you appreciate the tenacity. Though seemingly abandoned the still life in the old town. President somehow eke out a living from its crumbling terraces and neglected garden. People do their humble chores as if stubbornly refusing. Give up on their town ...

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