Hierapolis – Pamukkale

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Göreme National Park and the Rock Site of Cappadocia

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Selimiye Mosque and it’s Social Complex

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Nemrut Mountain

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Historic Areas of Istanbul

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Hattusa The Capital City of Hittites

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Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

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City of Safranbolu

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Turkey in World Heritage

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Hatay

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Sakarya

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Van

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Rize

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Balıkesir

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Amasya

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Mersin

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Burdur

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Yalova

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Karabük

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Mersin

Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year.

Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the region with an ever-growing tourism potential welcoming thousands of visitors particularly during the summer season.
The peak of the Taurus Mountains and part of the mountain range, Bolkar Mountains is surrounded with lush green forests where you can enjoy some scenic beauty and taste numerous fruits.
The city is a beautiful seaside province with a unique cultural background and offers a variety of holiday options that will spice up your vacation in the province.

Attractions


Situated by the azure Mediterranean coast with a cultural background dating back to the ancient times, Mersin is a popular holiday destination offering a variety of entertaining activities.
Mersin has a history dating back to 700 BC and many historical places to sightsee. The ancient cities in the towns of Yumuktepe, Mezitli, Aydıncık, Bozyazı, Erdemli, Mut, Silifke, Tarsus and Anamur are surrounded with innumerable monuments displaying the traces of antiquity.
Mersin Museum, Silifke Ataturk House and Ethnography Museum, Tarsus Museum and Tasucu Arslan Eyce Amphora Museum display archaeological as well as modern artifacts and are also popular for their impressive architecture.
Settled thousands of years ago and the cradle of a variety of cultures and beliefs, Mersin is home to numerous cultural landmarks. The St. Paul’s Church, Arab Orthodox Church, Red Church, Hagia Thekla Underground Church,  Eshab-I Keyf Mosque, Makam-I Şerif Mosque, Ulu Mosque and the Prophet Daniel Tomb as well as Nure Sofi Tomb are some of the religious sites worth to sightsee.
Situated at a main transit point by the Mediterranean Sea, Mersin has been the center of various civilizations throughout the history and witnessed the construction of various historical forts. The city is surrounded with innumerable historical sites such as Kızkalesi, Candir Castle and Gülek Castle.
Seven Sleepers (Eshab-I Keyf) Cave and Astım (Asthma) Cave, Köşebük, Heaven and Hell caves are some of the significant natural sites opened to visitation. Especially the Cave of the Seven Sleepers is considered a holy site according to Christian and Islamic faith.
The Alahan Monastery included on UNESCO’S Tentative World Heritage List, St. Paul’s Church, St. Paul’s Well and environment in addition to Mamure Castle are among the must-see places too.
In addition to sight-seeing, you should also get some beach towels as the province is famous for its long beaches stretching along the crystal clear sea. Seaside resorts such as Erdemli, Silifke, Aydıncık Tarsus, Bozyazı and Anamur offer ideal opportunities to enjoy the advantages of the sunny Mediterranean climate.
The natural landscape of Mersin province is also suitable for a variety of sports activities. You can spend some adrenaline filled times by engaging in outdoor activities like scuba diving, trekking, mountaineering, paragliding or jeep safari.
You should also taste the delicacies of the traditional cuisine of the Mediterranean city with the richest cultural heritage. In addition to Tantuni, a special dish of the region made of meat and a mixture of spices, sesame soup,hummus, Tarsus Kebab, sturgeon fish, içli köfte (stuffed meatballs) as well as region-specific desserts like cezeryeand kerebiç are some of the local specialties you should taste.
Mersin offers a wide range of cultural legacies, tasteful delicacies and activities and places to explore. Wouldn’t you like to embark on an enjoyable holiday?

Events


One of Turkey’s most visited destinations; Mersin offers the opportunity to spend enjoyable times with a variety of events and festivals organized all the year round.
The international Mersin Music Festival, Sand and Water Sports Festival, Karacaoğlan Falls Poetry Evenings are some of the events carried out with the participation of thousands of guests from different countries around the world.
Many other festivals such as the Mersin Citrus Festival, Traditional Batırık Fest, Soli Sun Festival and Cumhuriyet (Turkish Republic) Oil Wrestling Competitions provide for unforgettable times.
You are invited to participate in the entertaining and colorful festivities of the region.

How can I go there?


Mersin is one of the warmest cities of the Mediterranean Region and continues to evolve and grow every year.
Şakirpaşa Airport is the closest airport to Mersin and is situated in Adana province. The airport accommodates direct flights from all major cities and is within easy reach of Mersin via highway.
Although the city has no airport yet it accommodates reciprocal bus services between any city in Turkey and Mersin. The shuttles, public transport vehicles and taxis waiting outside of the Mersin bus terminal will take you to any destination within the province.
Accessible also via ferry from Northern Cyprus, Mersin invites you to a pleasant holiday.

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