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Argos in Cappadocia “Seki restaurant”
One Of The Best Wine Lists In The World Is In Seki Restaurant.
Seki has won the Wine Spectator Award and listed among the restaurants with the best wine lists all around the world.
One of the most comprehensive publications on wine reviews, Wine Spectator magazine announces 2015 Restaurant Awards. By the evaluation of the establishments stand at the forefront of wine and food culture in more than 75 countries, Seki Restaurant is honored with the 'Award of Excellence'.
Seki Restaurant represents Turkish wine and food culture at its best with more than 380 different types of wine in its cellar and a menu enriched with local tastes with brand new interpretations.
2,400 year-old skeleton mosaic discovered in an ancient dining room says:
'Be cheerful, enjoy your life'
A skeleton mosaic was unearthed in Hatay, which was the site of the ancient Greek-Roman city of Antioch Mosaic. It would have decorated a lavish dining room in a luxurious villa. It's thought to be unique, although skeletons are known motifs in mosaics.
It is part of a larger piece which includes two figures, one of whom wears a toga and sandals and is reaching towards what looks like a moon.
The jovial skeleton is seen reclining on what looks like a cushion, holding a drink, as if to toast the health of the people walking over it. Experts believe it would have decorated a luxurious dining room, where wealthy guests may have lounged eating local delicacies in the third century AD. The skeleton in the mosaic is surrounded by bread and an amphora, making it a fitting scene for a luxurious dining area. Archaeologist Demet Kara of Hatay Archaeology Museum said the mosaic is unique in Turkey but a similar one has been found in Italy, according to Turkish news agency Anadolu. However, she said this one is more complete and is therefore a unique piece.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum (Grand Opening June 2016)
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa in Bodrum is a luxury, lifestyle beachfront boutique hotel on the southwestern coast of Turkey. The property will feature 76 suites and villas. In-room features will include indoor and outdoor bathrooms, entertainment walls, sea views and private pools and decks. Designed to blend into its natural surroundings, the property will utilize modern elements to define Nikki Beach’s sleek look, with a nod to local details and materials.
Among the hotel's remarkable offerings, guests can enjoy pontoons and decks buılt ınto the sea, a rooftop relaxing pool area and expansive spa and fitness facilities.
Grammy Winner American Rock Band Maroon 5
On the stage of Expo 2016 Antalya on June 9th, 2016
Maroon 5, will lead the stage in Expo 2016 Antalya on 9th of June, 2016 which was opened with a motto of “A Green Life for Future Generations”. Antalya's going to sing "Moves Like Jagger".
Maroon 5, born and bred in Los Angeles, with their catchy hook, soaring vocals, and signature sound, have solidified their position as one of pop music’s most enduring artists. The band captured their first of three Grammy Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and have gone on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide. Maroon 5’s releases have also gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries.
Maroon 5’s latest album V debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and is a sonic summation of the group’s journey to date – capturing the essence of the earliest Maroon 5 hits through to their most recent successes, as well as providing a picture of its artistic growth in the future. The album’s debut single “Maps,” set a record for the highest debut by a group on TOP 40 radio charts in 18 years and has earned a top 100 spot in 18 countries. The music video for the band’s chart topping and GRAMMY- nominated single "Sugar" has logged nearly one billion views to date.
23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival
June 23rd – July 25th, 2016
The Istanbul Jazz Festival, the youngest of İKSV’s festivals, has been held every year since 1994. Taking place in the first half of July, the festival features jazz, pop, rock and world music.
İKSV chose to build this festival around jazz music because it believes jazz is one of the most innovative musical genres – open to new ideas, inclusive and accessible. Accordingly, İKSV organizes a broad-spectrum event that not only brings together music lovers and musicians, but also supports the work of jazz musicians in Turkey and encourages new productions.
The Istanbul Jazz Festival features classical and modern jazz, Latin and Nordic jazz, works combining electronic music and jazz, and other music categories, such as rock, pop, reggae, funk and world music. Thanks to this diversity, the Istanbul Jazz Festival provides audiences new opportunities for discovery. At the same time, with its daring approach to venue selection, the festival reaches beyond traditional concert halls to Istanbul’s historical sites, streets and avenues, trams and ferries, as to reach a wider audience.
For the full Program, see http://caz.iksv.org/en/program/484
Scorpions, 50th Anniversary World Tour
Istanbul, Tuesday July 12th, 2016
Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour is a worldwide concert tour by German rock band Scorpions. It follows the release of the album Sting in the Tail.
Shortly before the tour began, members of the Scorpions announced that this would be their last world tour before retirement. However, they have retracted this decision.
Football megastars to visit Turkey’s Antalya
For charity event on July 16th, 2016
World football superstars including Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Didier Drogba are set to play a match in the Mediterranean province of Antalya on July 16, the Antalyaspor football club has announced.
The players will come to Turkey to mark the 10th anniversary of a Foundation carrying the name of Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o, who plays for Antalyaspor.
Visiting Turkey will be Messi, Suarez, Neymar, Diego Maradona, Eden Hazard, Andres Iniesta, Demba Ba, Drogba and ArdaTuran.
“The celebrations for the 10th year anniversary of the Samuel Eto’o Private Foundation will be held in Antalya on July 16, with a match between a world team and a Turkish team,” read a statement released by Antalyaspor.
The match will be played at the club’s Antalya Arena Stadium.
655th Historical Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling
July 18th-24th, 2016
For nearly 700 years, numerous pehlivan (wrestlers) have converged on Edirne, Turkey for Kirkpinar, an oil-wrestling festival in which of all shapes and sizes, dressed in nothing but kisbet (traditional cowhide trousers) and doused in olive oil, battle it out one-on-one.
The last man standing walks away with the Kirkpinar Golden Belt and the title of Chief Pehlivan.
This weeklong festival, a UNESCO Intangible Heritage event, draws thousands of onlookers each year, and is said to be the longest-standing annual sporting event in the history of the world.
41St Febs Congress September 03th -08th, 2016 Kusadasi / Turkey
Molecular and Systems Biology for a better life.
The Congress Opening Lecture: Ephesus insights.
Sabine Ladstätter, a leading archaeologist at Ephesus, will be introducing Congress participants to the wonders of this nearby attraction — with tales of ancient history, recent excavations and preservation work.
With its perfect location, 497 guest rooms and multiple meeting spaces; Swissotel has been accommodating individuals & groups for over 20 years. After an extensive renovation; the hotel made its soft re-opening on February with 198 rooms. By December 1015; all rooms and meeting spaces will be on service with 7 stunning loft suits overlooking the Bosphorus.
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