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  • 48 hours

    in Kahramanmaraş

    First Day

    You can start the day with the excellent local breakfast and Turkish tea. Begin your tour at the Museum of Kahramanmaraş and see the historical and cultural wealth of the city. Afterwards, visit the Germanicia Mosaic Field Archaeological Site, the Castle of Kahramanmaraş, Grand Mosque and Taş Medrese. Take a lunch break at one of the restaurants in the bazaar and top it off with dessert – maybe the famous Maraş ice cream! Find out more about this tasty treat at the Museum of Ice-Cream (Katip Han), then visit the Historical Bazaars of Maraş, the Liberation Museum of Kahramanmaraş, the Abdülhamithan Mosque, the Malik Bin Ejder Tomb, and Taş Bridge. As you wander in the historical bazaars, you can purchase food products like Maraş ice cream, Maraş pepper, Maraş tarhanası, and şıra products (samsa, Turkish sausage, bastık) or handicrafts such as jewellery, carved wood, copper, shoes or Maraş- style gold-thread embroidery. Finish the day with a dinner of the distinctively flavoured local specialties.  

    Second Day

    Arise early and, right after breakfast, you can set out for Eshab-ı Keyf Complex and visit the cave of Eshab-ı Kehf, considered holy by Christians and Muslims, and the historical külliye built around the cave. Also, you can visit Seven Beautiful Men Literature Museum where set in the Gazipaşa Quarter of the Dulkadiroğlu District. Then, head to Ilıca Hot Spring and have a rest while enjoying the warm, healing thermal waters. For lunch, dine on trout in the Fırnız Çayı Recreation Area, and then visit Taş Bridge and the Menzelet Recreation Area. Finish your daily tour with a visit to the Başkonuş Plateau.