Edirne: One of Turkey’s border cities and gateway to the West, a charming city with a fascinating nature and cultural heritage
Founded by the Thracians that migrated from Middle Asia in the ancient times, the city was named, “Paşa Sancağı” (an administrative division) during the Ottoman era. Edirne grew in importance as it served as capital city for 92 years after it was taken by the Ottomans.
Edirne province, which stretches along the Meriç River, is situated south of the Istranca Mountains. Edirne is under the effect of a continental climate. The long and cold winter months are followed by warm summer months.
Edirne, abounding in historical buildings and structures, has also many places worth seeing and many delicacies worth trying. A cultural mosaic, the city will embrace you with its hospitable inhabitants.
Are you ready to meet Edirne, one the most beautiful cities of western Turkey?
Turkey’s westernmost province, Edirne will surprise you with the variety of historical structures and streets around every other corner. The bridges scattered all over Edirne, due to the four rivers passing through the area, give the historical city the final touch. Beyazıt, Gazi Mihal, Yıldırım, Yalnız Göz, Fatih, Meriç, SaraçhaneRead More
As a living cultural mosaic, Edirne entertains its guests with festivals organized during the whole year. The International Wind Instruments Festival becomes the scene of a variety of concerts by national and international artists and musical groups. Organized in June, the festival program includes a variety of concerts. The KırkpınarRead More
How can I go there?
Located in the Thracian region, Edirne can be reached only via highway as there is no airport nearby. The nearest airport is located in Istanbul. After your arrival in Istanbul, you can take one of the intercity buses leaving from the central bus station to Edirne and arrive there afterRead More