With its unique architectural structure, people from different religions live together with tolerance, historical buildings, caravanserais, exquisite cuisine, adjacent mosques and churches take visitors of Mardin through a journey in time. With a population of 800 thousand people Mardin, which also borders with Syria is the 26th crowded city of Turkey. The city has a long history and has been home to many civilizations throughout history.
Turks, Kurds, Assyrians, Christians, Arabs and Ezidis, who are considered as cultural wealth in Mardin, which is also known as the city of religions and languages, have been living together brotherly for centuries. Due to its proximity to the Tigris, most of the city’s economy is based on agriculture and animal husbandry. Agricultural products grown in Mardin are shipped not only to Turkey but to many countries of the world. When Turkey had the liberation war between the years of (1919-1922), the French and British were required to occupy Mardin but it was not occupied due to resistance and reaction of the people of Mardin.
Mardin has a continental and Mediterranean climate and the summers are very hot and the winters are very cold. The hottest month of the year is July with temperatures of 30-35 degrees, while the coldest month is January with temperatures ranging from 1 to 3 degrees. Those who will visit Mardin are advised to consider the weather.
Distances to Mardin
Adana Mardin 533 km
Ankara Mardin 995 km
Alanya Mardin 955 km
Antalya Mardin 1153 km
Diyarbakır Mardin 90 km
Gaziantep Mardin 324 km
İstanbul Mardin 1448 km
İzmir Mardin 1429 km
Şanlıurfa Mardin 200 km
How to get to Mardin?
Transportation to Mardin by plane Transportation to Mardin by plane is provided by Mardin airport, which is 20 km outside the city. Mardin airport, which has been open since 1999, has flights from Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and other provinces in accordance with the demands. It is possible to reach the city centre from the airport by shuttles or taxis.
Transportation to Mardin by land
Bus transportation to Mardin directly with you every point of Turkey are provided in a relatively easy manner. It is very easy to find a bus directly to Mardin at any time of the day. It is recommended that those who visit Mardin during the summer months book their bus tickets in advance.
Mardin city transport
In Mardin, the number of visitors is increasing day by day, city transportation is provided by private–public buses and minibuses. Many historical sites are located in the city centre and can be visited on foot. While there are public transportation cards you can also pay in the vehicles.
The fact that it has a long history and hosted many different civilizations is also reflected in Mardin cuisine. The dishes prepared with local spices leave an unforgettable taste in the mouth of those who taste it. Local cuisine recommended for visitors to Mardin includes grenadier soup, lebeniye soup, tripe stuffed (kibbe), irok, dobo, onion kebab, firkiye, sembusek, ikbebet and stuffed ribs.
What to eat in Mardin?
The fact that it has a long history and hosted many different civilizations is also reflected in Mardin cuisine. The dishes prepared with local spices leave an unforgettable taste in the mouth of those who taste it.
Local cuisine recommended for visitors to Mardin includes grenadier soup, lebeniye soup, tripe stuffed (kibbe), irok, dobo, onion kebab, firkiye, sembusek, ikbebet and stuffed ribs.
In Mardin, bars with live music and folk songs stand out the most The other options are the bars and restaurants that organize sira nights. For those who want to spend a quiet evening, cafes with views of Mardin are among the choices.>>> ERROR: Contact the Administrator to see this content <<<
Among the souvenirs that brought are bıttım soap with different scents, Mardin-themed magnet pictures, Mardin chickpeas, almond sugar, coffee and walnut sausage.
Handmade gifts belonging to Mardin region are sold in the bazaar which is also known as Sipahiler and Tellaklar in Mardin.