Adana Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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Adana Things to Do

  • Other mosques

    Central Adana is mainly a modern city centre with few old buildings. But if you like mosques, there are a number of old mosques dating from the 16th century. The main one to head for is Ulu Cami, the great mosque, a black and white striped stone building that looks very Syrian (If you've been to Aleppo or Damascus, you'll know what I mean by...

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  • Sabancı Merkez Camii

    If you've spent any time in Turkey, you'll probably have come across the name Sabancı once or twice. A powerful family controlling many of Turkey's biggest companies (notably Akbank and Pegasus Airlines) and institutions (Sabancı University, and several museums), several of the Sabancı family came were born in Adana. Their big...

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  • Taş Köprüsü

    I quite like my bridges, especially old ones, so this Roman stone one across the Seyhan River was probably the most impressive sight in Adana for me. I first walked across it in the evening, but while some of the 16 arches were lit from underneath, there wasn't a single light on top, so walking along it was quite eerie. I wasn't alone though, as...

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  • Merkez mosque

    this big Ottoman style mosque was made during the recent years... now, it is the main mosque of the city, and surely, one of the biggest in Turkey... with many minarets

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  • Seyhan Dam Lake

    You can have a tour across the Seyhan Dam Lake or taste some local food, dessert and drink around there. It's a quiet place where you can enjoy the peace by watching the calm water if you get tired from daily stresses of big chaotic cities.

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  • Merkez Park (Central Park)

    The biggest park in Adana. Located along the Seyhan River. You can have a walk, watch the Seyhan River, or just relax with drinking your tea.

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  • Asma Kopruler (Suspension Bridges)

    There are 4 suspension bridges across the Seyhan River. They all for pedesterians. All coloured orange which is come out from citrus fruits. Adana is famous with its citrus fruits.

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  • Menderes Semi-Island

    It's located on Seyhan Dam Lake. You can reach by Adnan Menderes Boulevard. It's recommended to see the view the modern city Adana from there.

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  • Taskopru (Stone Bridge)

    One of oldest stone bridges all over of ht world which still in use. Lastly had a restoration work. One of the symbols of Adana.

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  • Ulu (Great) Mosque

    It was built in 15th century. It has a fascinating and unique architecture which combines different styles like Seljuk and Mamluk. Mosque and its neighbourhood (madrasah and park etc.) still remain same with its 15th form. It reflects the characteristics of old Adana.

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  • Adana Archeology Museum

    One of the oldest archeological museums in Turkey. It's a regional museum of Cukurova. It consists of huge collections from various civilizations.There are tombs and coloumns from early ages in first floor and garden. Tombs of Akhilleus and Medusa, and statues of Aphrodite and Sun Goddess of Hittite worth-while to see there. In second floor there...

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  • House of Ataturk - Museum

    A typical Turkish mansion which was built in 19th century. Ataturk stayed here during his Adana visits. Now it is used as museum. You can see rooms decorated in 19th century style, and also photos, collections, memories showing the Turkish War of Independence inside the museum.You can visit the musuem everyday except monday between the hours...

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Adana Hotels

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  • Adana Hilton SA

    I've spent a lot of time at the Adana Hilton as I work in the surrounding region. I've stayed at a...

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  • Otel Seyhan

    Seyhan right in the center of Adana, 5 km to the, 6 km to the bus terminal and only 3 km to the...

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  • Akkoc Butik Otel

    Cemalpasa Mh 63005 Sk No: 22, Adana, 01120, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Adana Restaurants

  • Kebap forever

    Kazancilar carsisi ( The bazzar of Kazanci) is the school for all good kebap makers This shop is there for 54 years Ýbrahim Sabah ids the founder and now his son Mehmet Sabah is the manager The shop has 80 persons of capacity and its open from the morning till the night adana Kebap kebap of aubergine

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  • Mother land of Kebap

    We talk too much about Kebap,which is a pride for the Adana People and this is not the only food which they are proud ...I prefer to give you an example with a small videoPlease watch it and you will understand what I mean ....A small video about Adana and food

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  • Dont miss it

    This kebaphouse also is wery well know in Adana and they have also 2 mores shops in Istanbul for the people who like Adana Kebap.They use to take the pictures of the famous visitors so you can also see the pictures on the walls ... Adana kebap

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  • Adana kebap

    As I mentioned to you before to make a good kebap is "art" and I am trying to indroduce you the masters of this art...The owner is Vahit Bayrak .His first restaurant was in near the great Clock now he moves to Mithat Saracoglu street .His son Ilker Bayrak is still the cook52 refers to the wrestling Kilo..I think that he was a wrestling man in his...

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  • Best restaurant meals I've had in Turkey

    Average, blue-collarish atmosphere, but absolutely superb food. The lamb dishes (especially Adana kebap) are worth the trip to Adana, and the restaurant is near a seafood market, so if you're in the mood for fish, just ask and the owner will send a runner to the market for your dinner.I ate there in 2001, and went back in March of 2007. The place...

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  • The best Adana Kebap in Adana!

    Don't expect too much from the atmosphere, the best seats are in the gravel along the parking lot (that way you can sit outside). Plus, the waiters have to chase stray cats away from your table, occasionally. BUT, if you can handle all of that (if not, eat inside) you will have a good dining experience (for Turkish fast food). There are usually 4-5...

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Adana Transportation

  • Çukurova Mavi Tren

    Every evening the Çukurova Mavi Tren leaves Ankara at 8pm and slowly makes its way through the mountains to Adana, arriving around 8am. The scenery must be pretty amazing in placesi as the bus journey between the two cities certainly was, but travelling overnight means you don't get to see anything at all. However. Turkish trains are great,...

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  • The Metro

    The metro is NOT the way to go. There has been a lot of new work done and on going, but I don't see it being finished for a while. On the right of the picture you can see where one of the metro stops will be.

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  • Magical Mini Van

    A cheap way to get around without a car is the bus(DOLMUSH), a special transportation service found only in Turkey, is a cross between a taxi and mini-bus(VAN) follows specific routes and is recognizable by its yellow band. Passenger pays according to the distance traveled and can get off at almost any place possible.Dolmus means "filled:" the car...

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Adana Local Customs

  • Saimbeyli Cherry

    Saimbeyli is a small village in the Adana Region This is a little village with huge sycamore trees watered by the springs which splash down the mountain slopes. Small platforms have been set up in the trees and they make delightful picnic area. The Çatak highland with its rich springs provides all of the water supply of the Saimbeyli district. This...

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  • Adana kebap

    To make good kebap is an art and Adana have very good reputation in kebaps. Adana's interest in spicy foods might have a medieval origin for in the time of Marco Polo the nearby port of Ayas was an important transhipment place for Asiatic spices and wares; the Venetians, perpetually mesmerized by spices, even had a bailo (consul) there. I've...

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  • watermellon

    Watermellon of Adana is very famous and if you really want to enjoy it you have to find a cold river around in summer season and levae the watermellon in the cold water .If the water is cold enogh after few minutes the watermellon cracked and this is the way to eat and enjoy it .ýt is advisible to not use a knife

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Adana Warnings and Dangers

  • beware of pick pockets!

    Keep your valuables close and just be aware of pick pockets..and the like.. I didn't have a problem but I was warned about it....so be safe! some of the market areas are very crowded and it is easy to get jammed up with alot of people......another thing to be aware of is,try not to wear expensive jewelry or clothing as it could make you a target...

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  • If you're from northern Europe...

    If you're from northern Europe or North America, be aware that you may have a delicate digestive system; the food and water in Turkey may give you gasto-intestinal distress at first. Bring Immodium and/or consume lots of yogurt and ayran (a yogurt drink) if your insides become upset.

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  • Adana Hotels

    8 Hotels in Adana

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Adana Tourist Traps

  • Speeding Tickets

    Ocasionally, when driving outside the city you will see orange cones directing you to one lane. This is the police. They will decide if you were speeding, how can they tell? They usually don't have any type of radar devices. Always carry extra cash, in Turkish Lira. I suggest about 60 million lira. I was stopped on the way back from Alanya to...

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  • Parking a vehicle

    Some local yo yo's may try to shake you down for parking money, on the city streets. This happened to me right outside the police station, and I'm in a hurry. I let the local Joes rattel on a bit, untill they appeared to get really aggitated. They wanted 2 million lira ($1.60 US). I gave in, but who did these guys think they were? Find an area...

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  • Be aware that zillions of...

    Be aware that zillions of people will want to shine your shoes, invite you into their store, give you a drink of tea, and show you merchandise (especially carpets) for sale. The friendliness is usually real; Turks are kind, generous people. But you may be surprised at how insistent some merchants are that you visit them.

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Adana Off The Beaten Path

  • Karatepe National Park

    Karatepe National Park is the NeoHittite site where you will find the remains of the summer residence of King Asitawada, tablets of Hittite and Phoenician inscriptions, and an open air museum holding many remnants.Excavations were carried out at the site of a Late Hittites city in Karatepe. The walls and gates to the city were uncovered. The...

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  • Misis (Mopsueastia)

    There are some ancient cities on the road to Iskenderun which include Roman remnants. Misis is on the caravan route that came from China, India and Persia. Mopsuestia or Mopsus or Mamistra is an ancient city of Cilicia Campestris (later Cilicia Secunda) on the Pyramus (also Pyramos, now the Ceyhan Nehri) river located approximately 20 km east of...

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  • Dilekkaya (stone of wishes)

    Dilekkaya, the ancient Anavarza, was an important Roman Byzantine city which still preserves the outline of the old city including two particularly worthwhile mosaics.

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  • Toilets

    Not really a favorite thing, but to find public toilets in Turkey is still a problem. Although the hotels have improved their standards, in little restaurants you will be shocked once in a while.A Tip: All mosques have public toilets (in Türkish "Tuvalet"). "Bay" is man; "Bayan" means lady.There is also a small fee for the use of toilet.

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  • Take a drive into the Toros...

    Take a drive into the Toros mountains north of Adana. Drive from Adana to Karamanmaras, going through Kadirli and Andirin; the mountains are stunningly beautiful. Shopping for carpets in Incirlik Village and eating tava in the restaurants in Incirlik. Pictured here is Nuri, of Top Gun carpets in Incirlik, the largest dealer there.

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