Discovering our doorsteps, one roadtrip at a time!
Like so many around the world, we are also taking this time to venture near – to discover what beautiful destinations we have close to us, some that we had overlooked for the more exotic. Every week we’ll be sharing a new destination in Turkey, trying to unravel the mysteries – one road trip at a time!
WEEK 2: Phyrgian Valley – Kütahya & Uşak & Afyon
Phrygians, an ancient people whose power hit its peak in 8th century B.C. left, and gifted the world with many legends of antiquity are often not shown the attention they deserve. With the cultural & infrastructure investment going into this region, MEP Family loved discovering its many secrets… Be it King Midas, who’s touch turned everything into gold, or Gordias, who’s knot was only cut but Alexandre the Great – the stories have led to a proud landscape full of natural and historical sights.
We especially enjoyed;
Newly opened Uşak Archaeology Museum and its world-famous Lydian Treasures!
These burial treasures, from from 7th century B.C., have twice been stolen from Turkey and now displayed in all their glory at this beautiful museum.
The secret Roman sculpture museum at Kütahya Air Force Base – open for those who knock on the door! Really!