Located in central Turkey with a population of 630,000, Sivas is an underdeveloped town with a large flow of migration to Istanbul. The population of the city rises to over a million in summer as migrants return home to visit their families.
It is a city with a strict continental climate. Winters are harsh and very cold with plenty of snowfall. Summers are hot and humid. Sivas’s northern districts of Koyulhisar and Suşehri have a Black Sea climate and plenty of rainfall.
Places of interest in the city are the Congress Building, the Divriği Great Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Kangal Balıklı Kaplıca (thermal spa), Blue Madrassah, and Double Minaret Madrassah. A famous ingredient of the Sivas cuisine is madımak, or knotweed, a herb the minstrel Aşık Veysel sang about. Visitors can also relish katmer (crisp flaky pastry) and Sivas meatballs. The Kangal dog of Sivas is also a world famous breed.
This large city has 16 districts including Suşehri, Divriği, Kangal, Şarkışla, Koyulhisar, Hafik, and Yıldızeli. You can reach the city by air from the Sivas Nuri Demirağ Airport, or by road and rail. Heavy traffic in the city is only confined to the main arteries.
The most convenient transportation to the city center from Sivas Nuri Demirağ Airport, which is located 22 kilometers away from the city center, is provided by the shuttle services of the airlines companies, HAVAŞ and municipal buses.
You can also reach the city center by taxing a taxi or renting a car at the car rental office at the airport.
One of the easiest ways to reach the city center is to take HAVAŞ shuttle services. The shuttle departure times are arranged according to the plane landing times. Those who travel from the airport can benefit from the shuttle services departing 25 minutes after the plane landings.
Sivas Municipality and Turkish Airlines jointly provide transportation through the municipal buses from the airport to the city center. You can prefer to benefit from this option, which is one of the easiest ways to go to the city.
Taking a taxi is another alternative that can be preferred to reach the city. If you have no idea about the city and the place you want to go, taxi is a suitable option for you; however, it means you have chosen a little more expensive alternative.
If you want to rent a car, you can choose from the car rental offices at the airport or in the city center. Avis, Budget, Central, Miray and Sixt are some of the alternatives that are available at the airport.Last Updated: January 30, 2018