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Siirt is located in a region where the Mesopotamian and Anatolian civilizations intersect; thus, it has been influenced by numerous cultures and prospered. The researches made have revealed artifacts from the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, and modern ages. The cultural structure of Siirt has been influenced by Turkish and Islamic cultures. Some of the sights in Siirt that hosts valuable historical Islamic structures are as follows: Ulu Mosque, Republic Mosque, the Tombs of Veysel Karani, Ibrahim Hakki and his teacher Ismail Fakirullah, Sultan Memduh, and Sheik Muhammad al-Hazin. The city also hosts historical churches: Hadervis Church and Saint Jacob Monastery. Erzen Ruins, Derzin Fortress, Ince Kaya (Kormas) Fortress, Irun Fortress, and Sirvan (Kufre) Fortress are also some of the sites to be seen. Located 17 km south of Siirt, Billoris (Saglarca) Thermal Spring attracts numerous tourists for its healing waters. Buryan and Perde Rice are the first things coming to mind when it comes to the local tastes in Siirt. In Siirt where the meat dishes are dominant due to the characteristics of the region, the other famous tastes are as follows: Siirt meatballs, aside, varak kek, pirtike, girar, bijika toraki, zerfet, rayosu meketip, hasil, ayranli yarma, garlic meatball, squeezed meatball, mihr soup.
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General Information on Siirt
One of the important cities of the Southeastern Anatolian Region, Siirt stands out with its history that goes back to very old ages. The surface researches have revealed the influences of the Neolithic, Copper, Bronze, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods in Siirt. This city, which hosts the reportedly 3,500 years old Aqaba Road, is historically very important. Siirt, whose current cultural structure is based on Turkish-Islamic culture, stands out with its historical buildings, highlands, and thermal tourism areas.
Billoris (Saglarca) Spa, Grand Mosque, Derzin Fortress, and Irun Fortress are some of the sights to see in Siirt. With its streams, valleys, and highlands, this place also allows nature excursions.
How to go to the City Center from Siirt Airport?
Put into service in 1998, Siirt Airport is used for domestic flights only. Capable of serving 100 thousand passengers a year, Siirt Airport has car rental offices, buffets, lost & found office in the terminal building, and a car park. Siirt Airport, which provides both Siirt and the neighboring cities with air transportation, is 14 km to the city center. There are different options to go to the city center from Siirt Airport.
You can go to the city center in a short time by taxi, which is the fastest and the most comfortable transportation option you can select to go to the city center from Siirt Airport. The taxis are available in front of the passenger exits of the airport terminal.
You can also go to the city center by riding the public buses available at the airport exit on the basis of the flight times. You can benefit from this most economical means of transport to the city center.
There are local car rental firms at Siirt Airport. You can go to the city center or the neighboring cities easily by renting the right car for you.
What to eat in Siirt?
In Siirt, which hosts the histories of different cultures going back thousands of years, the food culture is as richly diverse as the other branches of culture. From soup to rice, kebab to dessert, you can try many tastes in Siirt which you have never tasted before. The role of the various herbs growing in its highlands in this diversity cannot be ignored. If you go to Siirt for any reason whatsoever, either business or travel, many tastes you must try await you there. The "wedding rice" tops the list of these tastes. The wedding rice is somewhat different from the rice you know. The inside of the pot to be used to prepare wedding rice is covered with a thin layer of dough. The rice cooked together with chicken is poured into the dough-covered pot, and cooked by turning on the fire. The pot is turned upside-down on a tray so as to make a cut cone of dough-covered rice, and then the well-done rice is served. In addition to its different and eyeful presentation, it is both delicious and filling meal thanks to the spices, chicken broth, currants, and almonds it includes.
Another peculiar taste of Siirt is Siirt buryan also known as “pervan”. This meal the main ingredient of which is lamb meat is prepared by oven-roasting the lamb meat cooked in pit for 2-3 hours.
Locally known as “kitel”, "Siirt stuffed meatball” is another local taste you must try in Siirt absolutely. “Cokat”, which is the special meal of the Cigor Festival, is the meal known as “mumbar” in the other regions. This meal cooked by filling dried or fresh small intestines with a mixture of rice, parsley, onion, and meat pieces is a taste rather favored in the region.
When you go to Siirt, we suggest you try “Siirt style stuffed vegetables” made of dried eggplant and pepper. Among the soups special to the region, “sorbit zehtar”, which is a kind of bulgur soup with thyme, "sorbit basal", which is an onion soup, “cecruniye”, and “sorbit ris” can be mentioned.
The local desserts “aside”, “rayosu mekatip”, and “imcerket” are also some of the tastes you may want to try.
Where to stay in Siirt?
The hospitable people of Siirt show the maximum effort to give their guests the best accommodation service throughout the period they are in the city.
While Siirt offers its visitors accommodation through its star hotels, the teacher’s lodge, boarding houses, and guest houses also give accommodation service. The hospitality entrepreneurs of Siirt, who have been increasing their service quality and standards day by day, will be mobilized to host you in the warmth of your own home and then send off you, regardless of your reason for visiting the city.
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