Adiyaman: A city of civilizations, founded in the 40000 BC on the Southeastern Taurus Mountain complex, one of the first human settlements to be known.
Home to 16 different civilizations, this ancient city is one of the prominent archeological sites in the world.
The famous Mount Nemrud and its ruins from the imperial cult of Commagene are located in the East Taurus mountain range. In 2012, the Turkish chamber ensemble, Borusan Quartet, organized a concert entitled, “Songs Sung to the Sun,” at the summit of the Mount Nemrud, marking the place with an unforgettable musical experience.
Since the Taurus mountain range crosses the city, the city itself protected on the north by the Malatya Mountains, there are two different climates on the north and the south sides of Adiyaman. With hot summers and cold winters on the south side, the north side is cooler and colder in the summers and winters.
Located in the Central Euphrates part of the Fertile Crescent, Adiyaman enjoyed being a center at the crossroads of major trade routes for thousands of years and thus hosted many civilizations. It is now your turn to follow those ancient routes.
On the western fringes of Southeastern Anatolia, Adiyaman is impressive for its ancient works of art and historic sites that has been accumulated here for thousands of years. The eighth wonder of the world, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the 2206-meter-high Mount Nemrud is situated on the Arsameia Ancient RouteRead More
How can I get there?
As a city that attracts many from all around the world, Adiyaman does not fail to meet its visitors’ practical demands of transportation. With daily flights between Istanbul and Adiyaman, the distances are shorter. Taxis and public transportation at the airport are at your service to take you to theRead More
Adiyaman hosts many national and international visitors each year for its festivals that take place amidst its historic and natural settings. In June, the International Nemrud Kommagene Festival hosts a diversity of activities in one of the world’s most scenic spots with contributors from all around the world. An eventRead More