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Jun 27, 2013 - Lake Iznik

Today we set out to see a little of the town of Iznik. The old town was a walled city and large parts of the walls and gates remain. It must have been a lovely town in recent times, but now it appears neglected, with litter everywhere and little sign of maintenance in the parks, streets and public gardens. It is famous for Iznik tiles, which were used to decorate many of the historic palaces and mosques in Istanbul. We had read that the Iznik Museum was worth a visit but sadly it was closed for renovations. So, we had a pleasant time...

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Jun 26, 2013 - Lake Iznik

We woke at 8am and were on our way again at 8.45. We headed north on the 650 highway, which was great, then turned west on the 150 road which was a bit rough over the hills to Lake Iznik. Here in Iznik we have found a place to stay in a public car park by the lake (N 40° 25’ 21.9" E 29° 42' 33.6"). The man in the little restaurant here said ”no problem", there are toilets here and a water tap, and we are parked under a tree in the shade.

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Jun 24, 2012 - Bursa-Iznik-Istanbul Day 7

25th May 2012: Friday and the second last day of our Turkey adventure. Today we visit Iznik and the ruins of St Sophia Cathedral, site of the first Ecumenical Council (300 bishops from across the Christian World attended. They were regarded as the doctrinal authority and came together to gain consensus on matters needing debate). Iznik (called Nicea historically and established as an important Byzantine centre in the 4th century AD) was conquered in 1331 by the Ottoman Turks. St Sophia the ancient 4 th century Cathedral was renamed Orhan...

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