The answer to the last episode (episode 11) is: Turkey.
Clue 1 – the Bosphorus Strait, click to read our post
Clue 2 – Mount Nemrut, click to read our post
Clue 3 – Sufi dervishes, click to read our post
Click to see tours to Turkey.
Now for this episode –
All the clues in this post refer to one Ya’lla Tours destination: Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Turkey, or United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai).
We’ll show you images of popular tourist sites in our mystery country, along with descriptions of those sites.
Beginning with this episode, we’ll give you the answers at the end of the post, rather than making you wait a week. That is, if you need the answers, which you probably don’t.
Pictured below are remains of a Minoan city that was buried in ash from one of the largest volcanic eruptions ever recorded. This site is known as the “Pompeii” of our mystery country. The Minoan civilization was highly sophisticated and its disappearance around 3,200 years ago remains a mystery. Is this the lost city of Atlantis? Some believe so.
According to tradition, the island monastery below stands on the site where St. John received the apocalyptic visions that became the last book of the Christian Bible, the Book of Revelation. This is a popular destination for Christian pilgrims and a common port of call for cruise ships.
The site pictured below was an important religious sanctuary, considered the center of the world by the ancient people of our mystery country. Pilgrims came from near and far to consult the oracle here, where the wisdom of the sun god was channeled through priestesses known as Pythia. Today, the site is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.
Can you name that country?
This week’s mystery country is GREECE.
CLICK to see Greece tours and Greek island cruises.
The sites in the clues are as follows:
Clue 1 – Akrotiri on the island of Santorini, CLICK to read more about Akrotiri.
Clue 2 – St. John Monastery on the island of Patmos, CLICK to read more about Patmos.
Clue 3 – The Sanctuary and Oracle of Delphi, located on Greece’s mainland, an easy daytrip from Athens, CLICK to read more about Delphi.