Formalities For Private Yacht Owners: Yachts require a Transit Log and may remain in Turkish waters for up to two years maintenance or for wintering. There are certain ports licensed by the Ministry of Tourist the storage of yachts for a period of two to five years. For further information and regulations contact the marina concerned. Upon arriving in Turkish waters, yachts should immediately go for control of the ship to the nearest port of entry which are as follows: İskenderun, Botaş (Adana), Mersin, Taşucu, Anamur, Alanya, Antalya, Kemer, Finike, Kaş, Fethiye, Marmaris, Datça, Bodrum, Güllük Didim, Kuşadası, Çeşme, İzmir, Dikili, Ayvalık, Akçay, Çanakkale, Bandırma, Tekirdağ, İstanbul, Zonguldak, Sinop, Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Hopa.
Goreme, was called Maccan in antiquity and is one of the oldest sites in the Cappadocia region. The oldest known source where the name of this city is mentioned, is the book titled "The Doing of St. Hieron" of the 7th century. Macan was not a city naturally protected and hidden from the eye, therefore it suffered a lot from the Arab raides and lost the majority of its population. The churches of Macan were rebuilt after the Arab invasion were over. It is generally accepted that the city was situated by the side of a river in its earliest times, and there are indeed two pillared mausoleums left from thes early stage as proof of this early settlement. There are five churches in the vilage of Goreme and its surroundings. The biggest of these is the Durmus Kadir Church which is thought to have been built in either the 6th or the 7th century. Its pillars and the preacher's desk are well preserved. The other churches of Goreme have been built in the 10th and the 11th centuries after the Arab raids. The youngest church here is the Yusuf Koc Church which was built in the 11th century when Goreme had an episcopate. Two of the churches of Goreme, the Bezirhani Church and the Orta Mahalli Church are withen the city, and the farthest church which can be reached in 30 minutes on foot, is the Church of Karabulut dating back to the 11th century. The most attractive settlement of the region is the vilage of Goreme which is an unsurpassed example of the harmony of man and nature. People still live in the rock houses or use them as storerooms today, displaying an immense reverence for this volcanic earth and history. The village of Goreme does not only have rock houses, but also rock restaurants and rock hotels which all visitors find amazing. The natural boundaries of the city are drawn by the high rocks surrounding it and the fairy chimneys within; it's a place that offers unbelievable natural treasures. Every variety of fairy chimneys can be seen also in Goreme. Homes were carved out in rocks and fairy chimneys extending to the Uzundere, Bagildere and Zemi Valley are all great attractions for tourists. Avcilar (ex name of Goreme) a setlement dating back to Pre-Christian era contains examples from the classical architecture and tomps belonging to the Roman era. The Ortahane, Durmus Kadir, Yusuf Koc and Bezirhane Churches in Goreme, all carry the mystical spell of history to these days. The people of Goreme are exterting their atmost efforts to host their foreing guests. You certainly have to visit this cute town which has started with a traditional hospitality and arrived to a modern tourism concept. With its accommodation facilities and populer town. The one nave barrel vaulted plan common of Goreme's churches was the most convenient architectural style for the religious communities and those living in seclusion in the area. These buildings were also seen as suitable areas for graves. The transversal rectangular plan originated in Mesopotamia, and it is likely that these buildings were constructed for groups of foreigners settling in the area. In Goreme, the only church built with two naves is the church of St. Eustathios, however, the churches in Soganli and Ihlara quite often feature two naves. Building to the Basilica plan with three naves is also rare in Goreme, this being a preferred technique for the Bishopric churches such as Durmus Kadir. These churches were big and the arcthitecture very rnate, and for this reason this style was not popular in rocky areas.
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