Afyon – an ancient city in central Turkey. Not very big, but very colorful.
Until 1970 ‘s, Afyon was one of the largest areas of Turkey for growing opium poppies. Ktati, Turkish “Afyon” just means “opium”.
Now the city is famous mainly tall mountain with a fortress on top of which hangs above the center. Also in town a few old buildings, such as the Ulu Cami – Mosque of the 13th century.
The first mention of it dates back to the existence of the Hittite kingdom Arzawa (mid II millennium. BC. E.). Later the town was part of Phrygia, Lydia, was under the authority of the successors of Alexander the Great, Romans and Byzantines. In these times, the city had the name Akroin. In 739 here was destroyed by the Byzantines under the personal command of the king Leo Isaurian and his son Constantine is one of the invading Arab armies.