Ruins of the ancient city of Sardis
If there is any place in Turkey, which is a melting pot of different civilizations, it is Sardis - the most ancient city of Asia Minor. Enough mysteries from the past have been unearthed in Sardis to lure both the student of history as well as the casual visitor. Sardis is in Lydia, about 60 miles east of Izmir along the Izmir-Ankara highway. It lies at the foot of the Tmolus Mountain and overlooks the Hermus River Plain.
This then is Sardis - the exotic relic from the past, which must form a compulsory stopover for you on your visit to Turkey. So, start planning today.