AdanaAdana is the fourth largest city in Turkey, an agricultural hotspot, a place steeped in history and a booming presence in the Turkish economy. It may lack the glitz and glamour of Paris and the hustle and bustle of New York, but it portraits a slice of authentic Turkey. The capital capital of Adana province, Adana lies in the southeastern part of the country, on the right bank of the Seyhan River and about 19 miles from the sea and 584 miles northwest of Istanbul. Adana`s geographic importance is heightened by the proximity of NATO`s Incirlik Air Base, a mere 12 km to the east.
However, Adana`s major claim to fame is the gateway to the fertile tracts of the Cilician Plains. Adana is home to a wide variety of fruits like apricot, grapes, olives and many citrus fruits. An agricultural hub of Turkey, it also produces cotton, wheat, barley and tobacco.
Adana also holds a commanding position in Turkey`s economy with the flourishing textile, tanning, wool and the food processing industries.
Adana enjoys a favorable climate throughout the year. Coupled with it are its venerable antiquity, a rich historical ambience, statuesque architecture, exotic cuisine, modern hotels and a host of quiet getaways, which make it an ideal holiday destination for the entire family. You just cannot have enough of Adana.
Founded on the delta of the Seyhan and Ceyhan rivers, Adana's history dates back to 6000 BC. The earliest inhabitants of Adana were the Hittites and the city was called Uru Adaniyya. Later it was ruled by Phrygians, Assyrians, Persians, Seluicuds, Byzantines and the struggle between the Greeks and PersiansRead More
Places of interest
Adana witnessed the passing of many civilisations as well as many religions. Consequently diverse places of worship, ranging from polytheistic pagan temples to churches and mosques, are ubiquitous throughout the province. The ruins of temples to various pagan deities are features of almost all the ancient cities. Ancient cities, fortressesRead More
Driving by the lake and seeing the beautiful view is one of the things you can do while in Adana. Most of the locals spend their evenings drinking beer by the lake. Also you can visit ancient cities around Adana, such as Magarsus, Ayas, Commana, Castabala, and Misis,go to AkyatanRead More
As with the rest of the country, the common way of getting here is to use thebuses. They arrive here frequently from Ankara, Istanbul,Izmir, and several other cities around Turkey. Journey time from Istanbul is around twelve hours, fares starting at 50 TL. Intercity bus companies includes Varan, Ulusoy, andRead More
The Adana Şakirpaşa Airport is 5 kilometres from the city centre. There are direct scheduled flights between Adana and İstanbul, İzmir, Antalya, Ankara and Lefkoşa, and transfer flights to every city in the world.It's a fairly short cab ride to city center and is served frequently by minibus called 'dolmuş'.Read More
Trainsare a slower way of reaching Adana region, theİçanadolu Mavi Trendeparts Haydarpaşa station inIstanbulnightly at 11:50PM, arriving in Adana the next evening around 6:40PM. Journey time is just about 19 hours.Ankarais also served by an over-night sleeper namedÇukurova Mavi Tren, taking around 12 hours. However, a new high-speed service isRead More