Kars – a beautiful city with a heterogeneous culture, known as “the frontier city,” literally located at the border of modern Turkey.
Forming the borders of the kingdom of Urartu in the 9th century BC, Kars was later ruled successively by Scythians, Persians and the Macedonian Empire. According to some scholars, the city took its name from the Turkish tribe Karsaks who came to this region from the north of the Caucasian Mountains. Kars is also thought to be the oldest city to join Turkey having a Turkish name.
Boasting a deeply-rooted history and an unmatched collection of cultural artifacts, the city has thrived on cultural differences. Also notable for its cuisine, Kars survives its harsh winters with heavy snowfalls and enjoys cool summers, typical of humid continental climate.
Are you ready to explore this city, located on the country’s highest altitude and one of its farthest reaches into the east?
A city for history, adventure and sports enthusiasts, Kars never fails to engage its visitors, not even in winter with its fully equipped winter sports facilities. Ani Historical Site is one of the first places to visit. The majority of the remains, which are generally called as the Ani Ruins,Read More
Turkey’s gates to the Caucasus, Kars enjoys a rich culture which is kept alive all the year round. As the Golden Goose International Film Festival hosts notable films from around the world, Caucasian Cultural Festival opens its stages to the exhibits and performances of the famous artists. Nevruz Celebrations, ApricotRead More
How can I go there?
Located on Turkey’s eastern tip, Kars is connected to the other cities by various means. Kars Airport is fairly close to the city, providing various connections with each major city. After you get off the plane, the service busses, public transportation and taxis provide rides from the airport to yourRead More