Grand Mesopotamia Tour

It is a route minimum of 9 days, where you can explore Mesopotamia with its history, culture, nature and gastronomy. The route starts in the historical inns, baths, bazaars and narrow stone streets of Old Antep. After a day of wondering what to eat and buy, it continues with the world's largest mosaic museum, namely the Zeugma Archaeological Museum. The next destination of the route is the Euphrates. Here you visit Zeugma (Belkis) Archaeological Site, where the unique mosaics you see in the museum were unearthed. Afterwards, you will cross to the east of the Euphrates and arrive in Birecik, which is famous for its bald ibis, eggplant kebab and knafeh. The last 205 of the extinct bald ibis birds around the world can be seen at the Bald Ibis Production Station in Birecik. Halfeti, which was mostly submerged by the Birecik Dam Lake in 1998, is our next destination. From here, you can go to Rumkale with boat tours, watch birds and eat on the shore of Halfeti. Sanliurfa is one of the most unique destinations of the route with Turkey's largest museum, Haleplibahce Mosaic Museum, the world's oldest monumental temple structure Gobekli Tepe, Harran Archaeological Site and Tek Tek Mountains National Park, Balikligol, old bazaars and streets. After Urfa, we go to Adiyaman, which was the center of Commagene Civilization. You can see the Euphrates river on the road, which was not blocked by dams, as it flows in clear blue. Do not forget to have a cup of tea on the Ataturk Dam observation terrace. Nemrut, the throne of the gods, offers a beauty that a person should do at least once in his life. One of the most beautiful sunrises or sunsets in the world is watched on the top of Mount Nemrut, at an altitude of 2150 meters. Karakus Tumulus, Cendere Bridge, New Castle, Arsemeia City in the national park tell you a lot about Commagene Civilization, where east and west were synthesized. Next on the route, you pass through the modern Nisibis Bridge from Nemrut, which was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987, to reach Diyarbakir Walls and Hevsel Gardens, which were declared UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 2015. After a breakfast at Hasan Pasha Inn, there are city routes where you can spend at least two days in Diyarbakir city center. The route after Diyarbakir is Mardin, a Mesopotamian tale featuring a magnificent old city centre, mosques, churches, monasteries, the Ancient City of Dara, the very green Savur, multicultural texture and Midyat with its famous filigree and wines. The Artuqid capital, Hasankeyf, which will soon be under the waters of the Ilisu Dam, is one of the most important points of the route. The museum of Batman, the new city of the old lands, is a must visit place on this tour and the oldest game stones in the world must be seen. This big and long tour ends in Siirt, known for its delicious food, Tillo, Botan valley, an Islamic science, astronomy and education center.