Tarsus Travel Guide

  • Old tarsus house
    Old tarsus house
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  • Tarsus waterfall
    Tarsus waterfall
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  • St. Paul's well
    St. Paul's well
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Tarsus Things to Do

  • Kirk kasik bedesteni (Historical bazaar)

    "Kirk kasik" means forthy spoons. Because in this old bazaar there was a kitchen for poor people. It was also bazaar and thological school at 1579.

  • The Roman Temple

    Located in Tekke, east of the medieval wall in Tarsus, the Roman temple was initially identified as the tomb of Sardanapalus, an Assyrian who was killed during the siege of Nineveh around 612 BC.But this is actually a Roman temple dating to the second century AD.

  • Cleopatra's Gate

    Tarsus was the place where Mark Antony met Cleopatra in order to obtain money from Egypt. Cleopatra came to Tarsus in a luxury ship and came through this gate in 41 B.C. on her way to meet Mark Antony.The remains of Tarsus gate of Cleopatra, also called the "Sea Gate", are still standing today and have been significantly restored.


Tarsus Restaurants

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    by Tuna_ank Written Jul 16, 2009

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    You may eat many things there but I just ate breakfast and it was good. Athmosphere of that old house and garden were very good.

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Tarsus Off The Beaten Path

  • Nusrat minelayer ship

    This ship was very important for Turkey's independent war and especially at Canakkale battle of the world war 1(1915). You may climb into the ship. You may see also one of our hero's statue and old weapons there.

  • Snowy Taurus Mountain in Mersin

    During Winter time with in 30 kms you can enjoy sea shore and snow in Mersin. They are half an hour away of each other.

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  • Tarsus origin

    Tarsus was the largest city in Cilicia in ancient times. It was an unpretentious town, with narrow, tortuous streets, mud houses, and a small bazaar.Tarsus seems to have Semitic origin, probably Hittite. The city was mentioned in records dating from 850 BC and was described by Xenophon in 401 BC.Tarsus was conquered by Alexander in 333 BC, who then...

  • Saul of Tarsus - St. Paul

    Tarsus was the birthplace and the early residence of the apostle Paul, known then as Saul of Tarsus.As a child, Paul was raised in Jerusalem and properly educated under the tutelage of Gamaliel, a member of the Sanhedrin. Later on, St. Paul took refuge in Tarsus after his conversion. Possibly this was the beginning of the Christian community of...

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