Sanliurfa is a city in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Sanliurfa Province. It is a very old town – known as Edessa in Roman and Greek times. And according to some it is where Abraham was born. The climate features extremely hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters.


There is a lot to see and do if you are looking for historic sights. Mevlid Halil mosque, with the cave of Abraham and the citadel with its Corinthian columns are highlights. Take a minibus to visit Job’s cave at Eyup Peygamber. While you are in the area, make sure to visit Harran, 40km south to the Syrian border and see the dome shape house and other archaeological sites.

While driving from Sanliurfa to Adiyaman, make sure you stop at the Ataturk’s Dam (30km N of Sanliurfa) and take a tour to the dam which was built over the famous Ephrateus River.

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