Survived many human millenniums, Diyarbakir can easily be mistaken for a fairy-tale city where time is suspended.
Its first settlements dating back to 9000 BC, the city is situated on the ancient Silk Route. One of the central cities of great civilizations throughout history, it has always been an important trading spot which brought many different cultures together.
Its harsh, terrestrial climate, with extreme hot and cold degrees, has shaped the city’s bioclimatic housing architecture which is characterized by flat roofs.
Why not take a trip to Diyarbakir and explore this amazing centre of the arts and culture in South-eastern Anatolia?
As a witness to many great civilizations of the ancient world, Diyarbakir holds many treasures not only to be seen but also to be tasted… Being a proud heir to a 9000 year-old-history, Cayonu architectural site is composed of the first human settlements. You can walk into the city’s gridironRead More
Diyarbakir, worth its history as a cultural spot that has adapted well to modern life, houses many festivals. The very recently initiated Festival of the City Walls aims to integrate the young population with sports, literature and science. The local fruit is honoured with the watermelon festival, held during October.Read More
How can I get there?
If you prefer flying and save time, Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara has connections with Diyarbakir. There are also many transportation options available at the terminal. Public busses, shuttle services and taxis will take you to your destination. If you are not worried about the time spent on the road, youRead More