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Ankara - Sanliurfa
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26 July 2017, Wednesday 11:30
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22 July 2017, Saturday 12:05
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05 July 2017, Wednesday 21:25
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26 July 2017, Wednesday 21:30
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06 July 2017, Thursday 21:40

Sanliurfa, Turkey

City of prophets
City of prophets

Located in the Southeastern Anatolia Region and surrounded by Syria in the south, Mardin in the east, Gaziantep in the west, Adıyaman in the north and Diyarbakır in the northeast; Şanlıurfa is one of the oldest settlements of history with its roots dating back to 7000 B.C.  Referred by its former name "Urfa" among people, the city got the title "Şanlı", meaning glorious in Turkish, after the Turkish War of Independency due to its bravery during the war. Known as the city of prophets, Şanlıurfa is the place where Prophet Abraham was born, Prophet Job had lived and Christ had blessed. 

Places to Visit in Şanlıurfa

Having approximately a population of 2 million, Şanlıurfa had many names throughout the history like Ur, Urhoy, Urhei, Orhei, Orhayi, Ruhai, Ruhha, Ar-Ruha, Reha and Edessa. First steps towards monotheistic religions have been taken here which was a polytheistic religion center back then.

Establish in the area between the rivers of Euphrates (Fırat) and Tigris (Dicle) which is named as the cradle of the Mesopotamian civilization, Şanlıurfa is also the city of Prophet Abraham who is the ancestor of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Urfa is the place where many stories mentioned in the Holy Scriptures including the one where Abraham was set on fire took place and is also among the leading cities in terms of belief tourism.

Şanlıurfa must be visited in order to witness the history of humanity from past to present. Şanlıurfa is impressively beautiful with its places to visit.   There're many places to be visited and to be seen in this city which reminds you of an open-air museum. Having a significant place in city's history, Harran is located 44 km away from Şanlıurfa. One of the oldest settlement and commerce centers of the region, Harran is definitely visited by foreign and local tourists. Harran causes excitement with its Beehive houses, ruins of the first Islamic university and sanctuaries.

Göbeklitepe, which enriched the history of humankind and influenced the whole world with its discovery, is not only one of the most important archeological sites of Şanlıurfa but also of the world.  Being a settlement of Neolithic Era, the known history of Göbeklitepe dates 12,500 years back. This also means the oldest known history of the mankind.

Balıklıgöl and Aynzeliha Lake are among the symbols of Şanlıurfa. You should not leave the city center before visiting them. Believed to be the spot where Prophet Abraham was set on fire, this place is quite popular among local and foreign tourists. 

Şanlıurfa is also assertive in terms of nature tourism. Karacadağ Ski Center in Urfa becomes an important attraction center during winter. People who visit the city during the winter term can go skiing.  Birecik County which is a protected environment for bald ibis birds attracts visitors with its bird and lizard species.

Euphrates River, Birecik Dam, Halfeti and Ceylanpınar Counties are among the first places that come to the minds of the people who want to spend some time in the nature.

 

What to Eat in Şanlıurfa

Having one of the richest cuisines of Turkey, Şanlıurfa is also assertive when it comes to taste like its neighbors Gaziantep, Mardin and Diyarbakır.  Known not only for its traditional cuisine but also for its dining tables that flow with milk and honey, in Şanlıurfa people share their food and bread with the guest. This tradition arises from the idea of Prophet Abraham not starting the dinner without a guest. There's no chance of going to bed hungry in Şanlıurfa. 

Şanlıurfa has almost 100 kinds of kebabs and meat kebab, kazan kebab, tike kebab, balcanlı kebab are among the best known ones.  Served with fresh vegetables salads, dishes of Şanlıurfa are mind-blowing.

How to Go to Şanlıurfa

There're direct flights to Şanlıurfa from Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Kayseri and Lefkoşa. Şanlıurfa GAP airport is 37 km away from the city center. Şanlıurfa where you can reach with a flight ticket from many place in Turkey is an ideal place to take a break from the life, to explore new places and to live an open air museum experience. There're many bus services to Şanlıurfa from many cities.

City of Prophets Şanlıurfa is one of Turkey's oldest cities with its music, local tastes, joyful people, rich history, archeological sites and story-filled streets. Only a flight ticket away, your Şanlıurfa journey can start today.  

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