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LAND AREA 6,844 km²
POPULATION 1,844,438

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Gaziantep Oguzeli Airport 23 km Taxi, Bus

What You Need to Know About Gaziantep

Hotels in Gaziantep

Gaziantep, a city in the southeastern region of Turkey, welcomes its visitors with a very rich cultural heritage, 6000 years of history, a cuisine admired worldwide, and many more. A trip to Gaziantep means walking on the cozy streets of the neighborhoods that symbolize how different worlds can coexist in peace, feasting on delicacies on every corner, and admiring the sorrowful eyes of the Gypsy Girl Mosaic in Zeugma Mosaic Museum. Thanks to its popularity as a cultural vacation destination, Gaziantep hotelsare also quite varied, each of which is dedicated to providing the best of services. As a matter of fact, it is possible to find a place to stay at different price ranges and with distinct services. Fromcheap hotels in Gaziantepto luxurious ones, you can opt for any accommodation that meets your needs and expectations. Regardless of your choice, your trip to Gaziantep will be one of the most memorable times of your life for sure!

Places to Visit in Gaziantep

  • Zeugma Mosaics Museum:Zeugma Mosaics Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Gaziantep, earning this title by being the second biggest mosaics museum in the whole world with so many spectacular mosaics showcased inside. The mosaics you’ll see in the museum were found in the archeological excavations of the Zeugma Ancient City itself. They were made to decorate the floors of ancient buildings and they are believed to symbolize the topics of the theater plays being held back then. You can also see some significant paintings and sculptures here. The very famous “Gypsy Girl” mosaic, whose image you might have already seen due to its popularity, is showcased in a special room reserved only for itself. The chance to witness such beautiful historical remains will be the highlight of your visit to Gaziantep.
  • Zeugma Ancient City:Zeugma Ancient City is located on the eastern side of Nizip (a town in Gaziantep), close to the Belkıs Village. This is the place where many mosaics, along with houses, churches, and graveyards were found. This city used to be the home of the Kommagene Empire, Romans, Byzantines, and lastly the Islamists of the Middle East and Anatolia. Having been located on the Silk Road and Spice Road had turned Zeugma into a place where people all around the world met for business, enriching its historical value even more. And you’ll find the chance to observe and learn more about such a rich historical background here. Sounds exciting, right?
  • Zincirli Bedesten Bazaar:Gaziantep is a city where you can see all kinds of historical buildings and where the local traditions are practiced. Bazaars and inns are especially important places to visit to learn more about the traditions and motifs of the region. Zincirli Bedesten Bazaar built in the 17th century, for example, is where you can shop for souvenirs, traditional crafts, and local food of Gaziantep.
  • Coppersmith's Bazaar: The Coppersmiths’ Bazaar is where you’ll find the best products of the famous tradition of coppersmithing; cups, plates, teapots, and other kinds of kitchenware.
  • Elmacı Bazaar: Elmacı Bazaar is yet another place where you can shop for local food items, like dried vegetables, pistachios, and spices.
  • Gümrük Inn:Finally, Gümrük Inn, a great product of the inn culture of Seljuks, is where you can see the traditional handcrafting being performed by great masters and buy the end products that’ll remind you of the great time you had in Gaziantep.
  • Gaziantep Museum of Games and Toys
  • Şahinbey War Museum
  • Gaziantep Castle
  • Turkish Sauna Museum
  • Greek Castle: The Greek Castle is a rock-carved castle located on the rocky peninsula at the meeting point of the Euphrates river and Merzimen creek. It’s said to be a place that was inhabited since the Paleolithic era, followed by the Assyrians, Romans, Byzantines, Persians, and later, Ottomans. Its importance in the Christian culture comes from once being the place inhabited by Johannes, one of the followers of Jesus Christ. You can get there by boat from the town of Yavuzeli in Gaziantep or Gaziantep car rentals could be another option if you want easier access.
  • Bey Neighborhood:Bey Neighborhood, the place of registry of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, is a cozy place surrounded by traditional stone-built houses. Here you can expect to see the authentic architectural style of the region and how people of different cultures like Armenians and Muslim Turks used to live in harmony. You’ll find peace of mind while walking along the streets of the Bey Neighborhood.
  • Dülük Ancient City:Dülük Ancient City is the oldest town in Turkey that is still inhabited today. It was the home of the Hittites, Assyrians, Persians, and many other civilizations and here you can see the remains of all of them. These remains are in a wide range of paleolithic tools, graves, settlements, and temples, one of them being the famous Mitras Underground Temple.

You can also opt for hotels in Gaziantep near these main tourist attractions since it would be more convenient to go on sightseeing.

What to Eat in Gaziantep

If you’re planning a trip to Gaziantep, you have to make sure you’re including a gastronomical tour into your plans too, since Gaziantep has a cuisine whose excellence is approved by the whole world, even UNESCO itself. Eating 5-6 meals a day during a visit to Gaziantep is considered normal because you have to try all the delicacies. The generously pistachio-filled desserts, kebabs of all kinds, meaty soups, and many more are there to make you leave feeling amazed, and with a desire to visit Gaziantep back again. Here are some recommendations for local food you shouldn’t leave the city without trying:

  • Alinazik
  • Küşleme
  • Beyran Soup
  • Yuvalama
  • Eggplant Kebab
  • Ground Beef Kebab
  • Fruity Meat Dishes
  • İçli Köfte
  • Lahmacun
  • Baklava
  • Katmer
  • Liver
  • Chickpea Wrap
  • Menengiç Coffee
  • Zahter Tea

How to Get to Gaziantep?

Traveling to Gaziantep is fairly easy, thanks to the transportation opportunities that’ll take you there from many cities in Turkey. There are direct flights to Gaziantep from İstanbul, Ankara, and İzmir which make the major cities in the country. It is recommended that you purchase your Gaziantep plane tickets at least one month earlier to benefit from cheaper prices. You can also go by bus from a lot of cities in Turkey, with reasonable Gaziantep bus ticket prices. If you want to go to Gaziantep by car, it is good to know that you’ll be driving for 12 hours from İstanbul, 15 hours from İzmir, and 8 hours from Ankara. If longer journeys are not your forte, you might want to consider the aforementioned alternatives for transportation to the area.

Accommodation Options in Gaziantep

Accommodation in Gaziantepcomes in a wide range of options, each of them providing you with the best of opportunities and comfort since the city is a very popular travel destination among travelers coming from different parts of the world. For example, hotels in the Gaziantep city centerare the place for you if you are seeking the most luxurious accommodation options with premium services. 5-star hotels in Gaziantepare gathered around the city center due to the fact that it is also a place where many business meetings are held. The luxury hotels have facilities such as indoor swimming pools, saunas, gyms, and many more. More budget-friendly hotels, on the other hand, are mostly located in the towns, providing you with a cozier, more authentic holiday experience. Hotels in the towns mainly operate as boutique hotels and hostels, however, that is not to say that you will miss out on your comfort.

Another great option for Gaziantep hotels is the thermal hotels, where you can benefit from the healing effects of the natural mineral water and relax after a long day in the saunas.

Hotel Prices in Gaziantep

In the most common sense, Gaziantep hotel prices can vary based on various factors such as the season, the days of the week, the location of the hotel, and their service scopes.

To book hotels in Gaziantepat reasonable prices, you might want to consider the months of July and September; and Thursdays. The prices turn the most expensive in March and on Tuesdays. In order to book a room in the best hotels in Gaziantepat affordable prices, it is recommended that you book at least 90 days earlier. Also, you can always look up seasonal opportunities as well as special hotel deals in order to save some money on accommodation. With these in mind, you’ll surely find the best option for your needs for the best price.

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