Lamb shish kebab or chicken shish kebab are peaces of meat grilled on a skewer.
On the plate they are often served on a bed of bread with tomatoes, onion and a big spicy pepper. Sometimes it is served with rice too.
More bread is allways put on the table and an extra sallad is good to order.
The picture is from a restaurant in the outskirts of Kahta. We had a lot to eat. I paid 4 500 000 TL for chicken shish kebab, bread, sallad and a Cola Turka.
It was a good tour worth the 50 000 000 TL (34 dollard) it costed. Food and entrance fee was not included.
We left Sanliurfa at 8 in the morning. The first stop was at the huge Atatürk Dam. After that we went down to Euphrates, where the brave ones had a dip in the water. I say brave ones because the water was really freezing cold. My feet got numb after just a second in the water. In the outskirts of Kahta we stopped for lunch - chicken shish kebab, sallad, bred and Turkish cola. On the way to the summit of Nemrut Dagi there are several interesting places to visit. We stopped at Karakus Tümülüs, Cendere Bridge, Yeni Kale and Arsameia. We came to the summit before sunset. Spent time exploring the site and then sat down to watch the sunset. After the sunset we went back to Sanliurfa, which we reached at midnight.
kahta city is 70km or 2h30 from nemrut dag top.
population is not very welcoming...there are a lot of unofficial travel agencies:they put up you at their own hotel/pension and sell you the tour at very high prices....
they don't hesitate to take away direction signs to keep you from doing an individual excursion....
but,with the will to win...and energy...it's worth while and what a reward,reaching the top!!!!!
(!:if possible,try to follow them on their way to the top....)
Lightweight day sack- to carry camera(s) films/ digi stuff, water, snack., notebook , fleece etc I was there in May, - There was still a lot of snow up there! So- if planning to arrive sunrise/sunset- bring a jacket/fleece, gloves, hat etc.You'll get warm on the climb up, but can get cooler whilst walking around the terraces- or cold whilst...more
Nemrut Dagi is 2000 metres high so even in summer it can be cool and windy on the top. I visited in the middle of July and that evening some people thought it was enough with a T-shirt while others put a sweater or a light jacket on. I can imagine that a couple of months before or after it can be really cold, especially in the morning.Don't...more
If travelling from Sanliurfa as part of an organised trip, You'll probably stop off en- route to observe the Ataturk Baraji (dam) or GAP (Guneydogu Anadolu Projesi). This huge dam was constructed to provide irrigation for the former dust bowl of the area near to Sanliurfa, and therefore enabling the locals to cultivate vegetables and fruit etc., to...more
Atatürk Dam is one of the largest dams in the world. The run-off from the hugh reservior that's been created generates a lot of enery and several irrigation tunnels distributes water for the plains to the south.I went on a tour from Sanliurfa to Nemrut Dagi. On the way we stopped at the dam and then we drove down to the Euphrates river, for the...more