ErzincanErzincan, one of the important cities in the region, lies 688 km east of Ankara on a fertile plain. The highly-decorated and hand-fashioned copperware of Erzincan maintains a long tradition in the area's fame for metalwork.Erzincan is located at the upper region of Fırat River in the Eastern Anatolian Region Anatolian Region and the city is one of the oldest cultural centers of Anatolia. The city is located on the way of the ancient and historic silk road and had entered under the reign of Hittite, Urartu, Med, Persian, Hellen and Roman civilizations and after the Victory of Malazgirt, the city had entered under the dominance of Turkish and Ottoman States. With the combination of cultural riches and the natural beauties, geography, traditional cuisine and shopping possibilities, the city is like a heaven for touristic activities.
The Erzincan valley crossed by the upper Euphrates was the location of the most important pre-Christian shrine in Armenia, dedicated to theArmenian goddess Anahit. The temple, whose site has not yet been identified, was in a settlement called Erez. The text of Agathangelos records that during the first year of his reign, King Trdat went to Erez and visitedRead More
Places of interest
Kemah Castle, which is one of the oldest and natural castles of Anatolia, reaches to the period of Hittite - Urartu. The castle was constructed over steep rocks and has two structures, one inside the other and surrounded by ramparts. Ancient Cities Altıntepe (Golden hill) is anancient city 15 km.Read More
Explore social activities such asmountain sports,paragliding,skiing,water-skiing,rafting, andtrekkingin Erzincan. Akbulut Ski Centers, Bolkar Ski Center are great for skiing. You can do plateau Hiking at the Küçük Çakırman Village locality and Yaylabaşı stream Ergan hill. The Karasu and Sansu Creeks are good for rafting while Erzincan Dam and Tercan District TercanRead More
Erzincan Airport is located 7kms away from the city center. There are yellow taxis running between city center and airport. Phone numbers for Erzincan airport are; +90(446) 214 4425 and 214 1856.Read More
Below given distance information if you prefer to get in Erzincan by car: From Erzurum to Erzincan, about 188 kilometers (miles) away and the vehicle takes approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes. From Sivas to Erzincan about 246 kilometers (km) and takes about 27 minutes for about 2 hours byRead More