Turquoise Coast. The Mediterranean coast of Turkey, also called the “Turkish Riviera”.
Gulet. A type of sailing vessel traditional on the Turkish Mediterranean coast.
Blue Cruise. Sailing on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. Rudy’s Blue Cruise on sailboat called Ilayda.
Bodrum. Coastal city in popular tourist area of southwestern Turkey.
Antalya. City and province on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey.www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antalya/
Knidos (Cnidus). Ancient Greek Anatolian and Dorian city and port on the Datca peninsula famous for archeological ruins including a temple and statue of Aphrodite. Now known as Tekir.
Datça. City, district, and peninsula on southwestern coast of Turkey.
Aegean. The eastern Mediterranean sea and area between Greece and Turkey.
Temple of Aphrodite. The Knidos Temple of Aphrodite is known for is former statue of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, which was an inspiration for later statues of Aphrodite or Venus.
Byzantine. The civilization and empire of the “Eastern Roman Empire” or “Empire of the Greeks”, named after the city of Byzantium, which later was named Constantinople and now Istanbul.
Bougainvilla. A tropical flowering woody vine.
Amphorae. The Latin plural of “amphora”, a type of two-handled ceramic vase used in ancient times for storing and transporting liquids and other materials.
Uluburun. Southwestern Turkey location of a 14th century BC shipwreck.
Bodrum Underwater Museum. Museum in the town of Bodrum about the Uluburun shipwreck.
Scarab. A beetle frequently used as a motif in ancient Egyptian religion and art and as a motif for ceramic or stone beads
Lycian, Lycia. An ancient civilization in the area of present-day southwestern Turkey.
Artemis. Popular goddess of ancient Greece.
Cybele, Kybele. Ancient Phrygian and eastern Mediterranean goddess of nature and fertility.
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. List of the seven most remarkable man-made creations of ancient times, one of which was the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.
Augustus, Octavius, Octavian. Roman emperor from 27BC to 14AD.
Christian Apostle Paul. (Saint Paul the Apostle, Saul of Tarsus). One of the leaders of early Christianity.
Odysseus. Hero of the Odyssey, the epic poem attributed to the Greek poet Homer.
Troy. Legendary city of the Trojans and archeological site in Western Turkey.
Backgammon. A board game which may have originated 5000 years ago.
Tavla. The Turkish form of Bachgammon.
Kas. A town on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey.
Kalkan. A town on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey.
Pistacchio. A tree native to Europe and Asia and the nut of this tree.
Dalyan. A town on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey
Caunos. (Kaunos). Southwestern Turkey site of ancient tombs.
Caretta-Caretta. The Loggerhead Sea Turtle.
Simena. Town on Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey and site of Lycian ruins.
Knights of Rhodes. A religious and military group since 1130 or earlier also known as Knights Hospitalier, Knights of Malta, and other names.
Meze. Eastern Mediterranean appetizers or small dishes of food eaten before or as part of a meal, often served with alcoholic beverages
Kale. The present-day name of the southwestern Turkey location of ancient Myra, in Antalya Province. Myra. An ancient Lycian town in present-day southwestern Turkey.
Medusa. Ancient Greek deity known for ugliness and hair consisting of snakes.
Turquoise Coast. The Mediterranean coast of Turkey.
Julius Caesar. First Century BC Roman leader.
Pompey. First Century BC Roman leader.
King Attalus. A Second Century BC Ruler of Pergamon
Pergamum. (Pergamon). Ancient Greek city-state in Bergama area of Western Turkey.
Hadrian. Second Century AD Roman Emperor.
Ottoman. The Ottoman Empire was a multi-ethnic and multi-religious Turkish-ruled state which ruled much of the Middle East, Southeastern Europe, and North Africa from the thirteenth through the twentieth century.
Turkish Delight. A sweet confection.
Amulet. An object that is thought to protect a person from harm.
Perge. (Perga). Site of 1000 BC Greek settlement in Southeastern Turkey.
Plancia Magna. Second Century AD benefactress of Perge. Hall of the Gods. A display at the Antalya archeological museum. Sarcophagi. Plural of “sarcopbagus”, a container for a corpse.
Aspendos. Southwestern Turkey archeological site famous for its well-preserved amphitheater.