SANLIURFA - SOUTHEASTERN TURKEY

Sanliurfa is a region that has been prominent across different religions and histories, the area is said to be the birthplace of Abraham, known as the Prophet Ibrahim. The cities in Sanliurfa are considered some of the oldest and have played important roles on the silk road and ancient Mesopotamia.

In the city of Sanliurfa has some iconic attractions that took place in both the Bible and the Quran, Abraham or Ibrahim was thrown in to fire before God turned the fire to water and the logs to fish. In modern times this pool is a haven for the fish which are now numerous and kept safe. 


Day Tours: A visit to some beautiful ruins that have played an important role in religions as they were pilgrimage destinations. You will get a tour of Sanliurfa City and a visit to the oldest city of Harran

Package Tour: A tour that shows the contrast and variety of history with the beautiful mountains showing what makes Turkey an outstanding holiday. 

SANLIURFA - SOUTHEASTERN TURKEY PACKAGE TOURS

Sanliurfa, sometimes referred to as Urfa, is a deeply historic and important region of South-eastern Turkey. Its name, which literally translates to 'Prophets City', gives testament to the religious significance of the region to Turkey and the world at large. Thought to be the birthplace of Abraham the Prophet, many important relics to the old can still be found in the region including Abraham's cave. Be it in Gobekli Tepe, Harran, Halfeti, or Sogmatar, your curiosities are sure to be sparked when visiting these iconic locations. Additionally, Sanliurfa is home to the more modern famous monuments Ataturk Dam on the Euphrates river, the biggest dam in Turkey, and the Sanliurfa Archaeology and Mozaic Museum.

Indeed one of the more interesting and definitely the most famous attraction in the Sanliurfa region of Turkey, the recently acclaimed ancient site of Gobekli Tepe. The artificial mound that has baffled experts and scientists the world over due to its ancient origins that date back 6,000 years older than Stonehenge, making it the oldest monumental construct ever discovered. It has been called, the first site of worship, the first village settlement, the garden of Eden and the first astrologically aligned construct. With still an estimated 50 temples thought to be underground, the sheer size and ability to produce the monuments found there is rewriting the history books. This year was named the 'Year of Gobekli Tepe' with respect to the significance of the archaeological site. Read more about Gobekli Tepe on our package tour that explores the area in all its ancient glory, passing by the Urfa museum where many ancient artifacts found in the region can also be found.

Also in the region are the ancient cities of Harran and Sogmatar that are located in the region of Upper Mesopotamia, the cradle of mankind. Due to its geography near the Tigris-Euphrates river systems, this was the place where the first human settlements were erected. Agriculture was thought to have been first invented by hunter-gatherers leaving their nomadic ways of life and creating the first settlements and villages in this region. 

Additionally, Sanliurfa province is home to the archaic towns of Halfeti and Rumkale, who play an important role in the history of Mesopotamia.  This location is home to rare and endemic Bald Ibis bird, whose population can be seen being nursed back to health in one of the many sanctuaries here. The old fortress of Rumkale located along the banks of the Euphrates offers scenic views and boat tours cruising along one of the oldest and most important river systems in the world. Be sure to check out our day tour to this area if you are interested in passing by.