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Mardin is the city dreamed of by everyone. There is probably no one who has not written in their travel diary "One day, I will go to Mardin". Some dream of going to Mardin for its marvelous architecture, some for its historical beauties, and some for its cuisine. Regardless of its reason, everybody returns from this travel enchanted. There are numerous legends about the origin of the name Mardin. According to Plinius, Mardin has been named after the Mardani, an Arabian tribe that once lived around Nusaybin. Heavily influenced by the Mesopotamian culture, Mardin had developed faster than most of its surroundings, as it was on the trade routes. Numerous religions and cultures that have lived together in Mardin have turned the city into a culture city. Mardin Museum, Mardin Great Mosque, Deyrulzafaran Monastery, Kasimiye Madrasa, Zinciriye Madrasa, Melik Mahmut Mosque, Kiziltepe Great Mosque, Anzavur Castle, Marin Merdis Castle, Muzafferiye, St. Gabriel Monastery, Kırklar Church, St. Jacob Church, St. Michael's Church, Fafih Fortress, Rabbat Fortress, Bezestan Bazaar, and Arcaded Bazaar are the top must-see places of Mardin. Mardin is also renowned for the architecture of its houses. The stone houses were put under protection by proclaiming them urban protected area in 1979. Mardin cuisine is globally famous. The tastes from the Mardin cuisine are countless, but most renowned ones are as follows: kibbeh, irok, ikbebet, onion kebab, stuffed lamb ribs, dobo, firkiye, kilice, sembusek, alluciye, accin, harire dessert, zingil, and mirra.
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General Information on Mardin
Mardin, which is a fabulously beautiful city with its narrow streets and golden stones, is the city that attracts the most tourists in the Southeastern Anatolia Region, with its enchanted atmosphere and cultural mosaic. Called “the city that overlooks Mesopotamia”, Mardin has hosted numerous civilizations for centuries.
This place is virtually a paradise of culture and history with its authentic settlement architecture built in cascades over the Mesopotamia Plain, the cultural texture created by numerous beliefs and ethnicities, and local tastes. Regarded as the “Cradle of Civilizations”, this city promises a unique travel experience with its culture-art life, urban life, and delicious cuisine. With its magnificent works of architecture, views that are differently beautiful in day times and night times, and unique handicrafts, Mardin is one of the most important culture-history tourism destinations of Turkey.
How to go to the City Center from Mardin Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar Airport?
Providing civil transportation service since 1999, Mardin Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar Airport is 20 km to the city center. Although its international flights terminal is closed as no international flight is performed at the airport, its domestic flights terminal is very active. When you land at Mardin Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar Airport, you will have lots of options to go to the city center.
The taxi option can be preferred to go to the city center and other points in the city from Mardin Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar Airport. You can find taxis departing from the front of the airport 24 hours a day. Mardin Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar Airport is 75 km to Midyat, 66 km to Nusaybin, and 8 km to Kiziltepe.
You can also go to the city center from Mardin Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar Airport by minibus, which is a public transport alternative. These vehicles depart from the minibus stops on Kiziltepe-Mardin Highway that is almost 100 meters from the airport. By minibus departing frequently, you can go to the city center, Kirazli, and the bus terminal. Please be informed that the minibus fares vary by destination.
Another option that will take you to the city center from Mardin Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar Airport is Havas shuttle buses. The shuttle buses available at the domestic flights terminal exit gate depart a certain time after the baggage distribution. After getting on Havas shuttle buses, you can get to the city center in 45 minutes.
You can travel in the city and between cities as you like by selecting the right car for you from the car rental offices at Mardin Airport.
What to eat in Mardin?
Mardin cuisine is a cuisine in which the cultures of the civilizations that have lived on these lands play a determining role and the local people show their skills. You can see the rich diversity of meat and dessert varieties in Mardin cuisine that shows the typical features of the Anatolian cuisine. “Mardin style stuffed grape leaves”, “leg of lamb with garlic” served together with bulgur pilaf with vermicelli, “Mardin style stuffed meatballs (irok)” that is one of the most important meals of the city and cooked frequently for the visitors, “semburek” baked on sheet iron and made in winter months particularly, “bulgur bread” baked in a manner special to Mardin, and “alluciye” that unites the marvelous tastes of lamb meat with various vegetables are the top tastes that are special to the region. “Mardin style stuffed mutton tripe” and “stuffed lamb ribs” that are cooked by the local chefs and you can prefer for both lunch and dinner are two of the marvelous tastes you can try in Vaha and Sahin Tepesi restaurants.
“Maldum” made of roasted eggplant and minced veal, “accin” made of bulgur and resembling cigkofte, “seasoned rice”, “sour stuffed vegetables” are also the meals you can eat the most delicious forms of which in Mardin. Mardin cuisine appeals to very different tastes with not only its meals but also its desserts. “Mardin burma”, “zungul dessert”, “cheese baklava” that is a taste special to this region, “harire” dessert taste of which is enhanced with cinnamon and walnut are some of the desserts you can eat in this region. Besides, the Turkish coffee with cardamom, which is cooked slowly in ember and drunk in the historical mansions of Mardin is one of the tastes you can drink while enjoying Mardin view with pleasure after the meal. The “kilice” and “kahiye” desserts, which are pastries and known as “Mardin cookie”, are marvelous tastes you must try absolutely when you visit the city. The “Assyrian wine” that is made of Mardin grapes and has become famous recently is one of the local drink options.
Where to stay in Mardin?
Since it is a transit point and a cultural heritage, the city is a place that attracts many visitors and offers numerous accommodation options. There are numerous accommodation options for different budgets and tastes. The hotels in the city center and boarding houses most of which are designed with traditional details are the places you can stay during your city tour. Those who want to visit Mardin and be in touch with nature can see the historical surroundings of the city and also enjoy splendid Mardin view from within nature by camping in the permitted areas in the national park near Deyrulzafaran Monastery.