Mardin, Urfa, Gaziantep, Hatay, Nemrut / Adıyaman
If you want to escape the sun, sea and sand holiday makers and experience Türkiye’s more traditional side, then this is the region for you. A crossroads of civilizations since biblical times and much earlier. Recent discoveries at Göbekli Tepe have led to a complete re-evaluation of early human settlements, the mighty Euphrates and Tigris Rivers rise here, the Syriac monasteries in Mardin and Midyat still chant in Aramaic. The summers are long and dry. As the region is perfect for agriculture, you won’t be surprised that the best kebabs and vegetables are part of everyday life as you feast on the local cuisine.
Mesopotamia which draws people with its fertile land from past to today is the place where history of civilization began; mankind abandoned nomadic life to become sedentary; mankind started growing wheat; first villages, cities and empires were established; writing was invented.
History of Göbekli Tepe which causes history of humanity to be rewritten; Mardin’s lacy narrow streets; matchless sunrises in Nemrut, a wonder of the world; Gaziantep, city of mosaics; unprecedented historical artifacts in modern museums planted in cities like pearl drops… In
Mesopotamia, the land where thousands of archeological treasures reside, you see history and culture spring everywhere you turn your head.
Fertile land between to magnificent rivers. Mesopotamia has turned every seed into abundant crops for thousands of years. A spectacular gastronomic culture turning these miracles into incredible tastes. Different colors telling the same story in a different manner with lifestyle, folklore and art, nourished by diversity…
Since when did we have this faith and the desire to build temples? The land which has an answer to this question. Mosques, tombs, churches, and countless temples of various beliefs… Göbekli Tepe, which unites people with their faith in their hearts long before settling and starting farming. Sacred places scattered around Şanlıurfa, the city of prophets. The mystical atmosphere, domes in Mardin; a mosaic of religions and cultures. Countless sacred places in Mesopotamia and the state of deep contemplation which can only be felt by experience. When you add hospitable people, a splendid physical geography, a matchless ecosystem with distinctive plant and animal kinds to these, everything is in place. Mesopotamia is a matchless center of attraction with a capacity to add tens of items to your “Bucket List”. Mesopotamia, the land of firsts, the land of everything unique and as ancient as time itself, awaits you. Discover a legendary history and culture, remarkable nature, and unforgettable tastes in Mesopotamia.
- All transportation in Turkey by A/C tour coach, ( private vehicle)
- All entrance fees to the sites as the above program
- Comprehensive sightseeing as itinerary, (museums and cable car bursa not including)
- Meals are not included