With a history dating back to 6000 BC, Adana is one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia and is the fourth largest city in Turkey. Interest in the city is not only due to its collection of historical sites, but it is also renowned as a thriving, modern region.
Its population boom (now 1.849.478 million) can be attributed to its fertile plains, rivers and highlands, which have created a major textile industry, and the city is also an importing trade centre for gold.
Don't Leave Without
- Visiting the Archaeology Museum, the Ethnographic Museum and Ataturk's house centre.
- Visiting Ulu Camii, Sabanci Merkez Camii, Bebekli Church, the Stone Bridge over the river Seyhan, and the old house of Adana in Tepebas.
- Visiting the ruins of Anavarza, Sar, Misis and the bird sanctuary at Akyatan and Agyatan.
- Feasting on Adana kebap and drinking salgam and aslama (a licorice drink).
- Browsing around the old bazaar and buying a Karatepe rug.
- Watching the historical Festival of Altin Koza.