KAYSERI, THE REALM OF TURKISH CARPETS AND SNOW
Kayseri is the industrial and commercial center of Anatolia. It is situated in the Cappadocia region, dominated by the Erciyes (Ergias) mountain (3916m), which is eternally covered by snow.
In order to find out more details about the city background you must visit the Archeological Museum, holding interesting collections of objects in chronological order.
The Hunat Hatun complex, dating from the 13th century, presents a mosque, a medersa, a mausoleum and an old bath – all inherited from the Seljuk tribes.
The city fortress was built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian and is worth a visit due to its exquisite architecture but also the presence of the grand bazaar, organized in the courtyard.
The local grand mosque is also the oldest and miraculously survived after many earthquakes and invasions. It displays a beautiful cylindrical minaret made of red bricks.
Doner Kumbet is a typical Seljukid Mausoleum built in 1276. Kayseri has up to 24 mausoleums but this one is the most visited by tourists due to its unusual shape and contours.
If you are fond of winter and snow, Kayseri is the place to go! The Erciyes Mountain offers amazing possibilities for winter sports. Skiing and climbing are the most common. The season lasts 6 months a year, from November to April and the conditions are perfect to accept the challenge. Several ski tracks up to 3000m altitude are available, as well as rental equipment.
Four hotels are located around the ski area and it takes 50 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from the center of Kayseri to get there.
Come to Kayseri for an unforgettable vacation!