Most tourists neglect to visit hidden beauties in the southeast part of Turkey. This region is full of history and culture. If you still have time to visit Turkey, you are welcome to our Ancient Anatolia tour. You will have amazing experiences in our Ancient Anatolia tour. Since summertime is so hot, we just arrange this tour through April-June and September-November. Starting from Adiyaman, we will be covering the most essential destinations in Diyarbakir, Mardin, Sanliurfa, and Gaziantep. The program ends in Gaziantep.
Artocides built Mardin Museum in the 14th century. This three-floor structure was established for receptions, conferences, exhibitions, and lounges. The museum’s cultural hall houses necklaces, earrings, bracelets, anklets, pencils, hair jewelry, copper and silver jewelry, clothing, swords, prayer beads, and coffee machines. You’ll also find ancient tools from the Bronze Age, Assyrian, Irvato, Hellenistic, Achaemenid, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Artocidal, and Ottoman empires in the Archaeological salons on the second floor.
Dating back to 1385, Zinciriye Medresesi is a grander historical monument in Mardin built by Sultan Isa. It was initially built as a mosque on two rectangular floors with two domes on either mosque side. Also, a corridor was made in the western part of the mosque, which leads to the courtyard. This form of construction was first seen in the Timurid period in the eighth century. The Mardin Museum, one of the most famous historical monuments in the city, was first located in this building and then moved to a new place. Even if you are not a fan of rock art, climb up the Zinciriye Madresesi to soak in the panoramic view of Mardin.
Kasimiye Madrasah is one of the ancient structures related to the 15th century, built by Sultan Isa Durindeh and his son. It’s located next to a mosque surrounding other buildings in the inner courtyard. It houses a courtyard, two floors, and a single balcony. Soothe your eyes with the cut stones and bricks decorated facade. Enjoy the stunning view of the Mardin on top of Kasimiye Madrasah.
Two Assyrians named Morbenham and his sister Saro constructed Kirklar Kilisesi church in 569. It was converted into the Mardin Mosque in the 12th century and later became a church. Kirklar Kilisesi is still a place of worship hosting Christian ceremonies.. Above the main entrance of the building are old engravings of the Christian martyrs of Cappadocia, which were renamed Kirklar Kilisesi in the 15th century in honor of them.
Mardin Castle, also known as the Eagle’s Nest, is one of the most visited attractions in Mardin, located at an altitude of 1085 meters above the city on a rocky precipice. To reach Mardin Castle, you can climb the staircase up from the Zinciriye Madresesi. It was constructed during the Roman Empire when the people of Mardin came to take refuge from enemy attacks. Mardin Castle was initially used for residential purposes; therefore, there was a large amount of food in its warehouses.
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.