Situated in Turkey's Central Anatolian Region, Konya has the largest land area of any city in Turkey and a population of nearly 2,100,000.
A city with a continental climate, its winters are long and harsh. There are large temperature differences between the day and night. Summers are scorchingly hot and dry.
Some touristic sites in Konya are the Mevlana Museum, home to the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Rumi and the dervish lodge, and the Ereğli Museum exhibiting works belonging to Anatolian civilizations. One of the oldest settlements known to man, Çatalhöyük, is in Konya. The famous philosopher Nasreddin Hodja’s mausoleum is in Akşehir, Konya. Konya enjoys the convenience of being built on lowlands, and the recommended sights to see are the city’s only hill Alaeddin Tepesi, the local lakes, and the Meram vineyards for their natural beauty.
Meat plays an important part in Konya cuisine, some of the finest examples of which are etli ekmek (quickbread with mincemeat), oven kebab, and tirit (mincemeat on diced bread). A sweet souvenir you can only find in this city is the Konya Mevlana candy. The region is accessible by air from the Konya Airport, and by road and rail.
Konya Airport, which is a medium-sized airport that serves intercity transportation in civil and military categories, is located in Selçuklu District. There are various alternatives to reach Konya Airport, which has been opened to civil air traffic as of 2000, from the city center and the bus station. You can also take advantage of a number of services in the terminal building of Konya Airport where you can find various transportation alternatives from the airport to the city center.
You can reach the city center from Konya Airport, which is located in Selçuklu District, by HAVAŞ shuttle services, taxi and rental car, or you can also get to the airport by your car driving on the highway.
Taking a taxi is the fastest option you can prefer to reach the city center from Konya Airport. Depending on the traffic density, you can reach the city center in a very short time by taking a taxi, which allows you to use your time in a more economical way compared to other alternatives. In this sense, the taxis, which provide a 24-hour service, can be a good choice for you.
You can reach the city center from Konya Airport by HAVAŞ shuttle buses. HAVAŞ is a more economical alternative compared to taxi and you can arrive at the city center after a comfortable journey that takes about 30 minutes by these shuttle buses.
HAVAŞ shuttle buses depart from the airport 25 minutes after your plane lands and follow a route consisting of the following stops: Otogar, Aydınlıkevler, Kulesite, Sille Kavşağı, Belediye, Alaaddin, Zafer, Duar and Anıt.
You can comfortably reach the city center by renting a car at Konya Airport, which has various offices that offer car rental offices in the terminal building. You can take advantage of this service by contacting various companies such as Hertz, Budget, AVIS and Enterprise in the airport building.Last Updated: 01 Feb 2017
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