There are several archaeological hill towns, ancient roads, caves, church remnants, bridges, inns, castles, mosques, and mills that reached until today in Botan Valley that witnessed “Anabasis (Return of Thousands)”, written in 401 B.C. by Xenophon.
Botan Watercourse that is one of the most important legs of the Tigris, has very unique geographical characteristics. Botan is one of the most steep and vertical valleys of Turkey and has the characteristics of a canyon.
It is possible to find the traces of human settlements since Neolithic age until today in Botan Valley in which Silk Road also passes through. Güzir Ruins with its remnants from Neolithic Age remnants; Türbe Ruins with its remnants from Bronze Age; Çattepe which was an important port city in Roman and Islamic Middle Age; Gerre that is an important Ottoman post inn on silk road are important historical heritages in the region.
There are various walking trails throughout Botan Valley for trekking lovers. Such as Botan peak walking trail (2 hours, difficulty level: medium); Ancient walking trail (2 hours, difficulty level: medium); Aqaba walking trail (2 hours, difficulty level: medium); Erenler walking trail (3 hours, difficulty level: hard); and Taşbalta Erenler walking trail (4 hours, difficulty level: hard).
You can also go shopping in the villages since the route is passing through the villages. You can also meet your specific needs before going to field and can support local artisans living there.
You should also taste the scrumptious village bread if you visit there!