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About Tarsus

Located on the coast of Mediterranean at the intersection point of Adana and Mersin provinces, Tarsus has a history dating back to 5000 BC. Tarsus was home to many important civilizations in the history of humanity such as Cilicians, Romans, Byzantines, Persians and Ottomans. The historical works remaining from these civilizations still continue their existence in Tarsus and attract many visitors to the region. In addition to the 2000 year-ancient city discovered under the ground in the center of Tarsus, Roman Road and Roman Bath remaining from the Roman period are some of the tourist attractions that are worth seeing. In Tarsus, monotheistic religions lived in a friendly environment for many years. St Paul Church, built in the name of Paul the Apostle who was born in Tarsus and a holy person for Christians, is accepted as an important place for Christians. Also, within the borders of Tarsus, there are the tombs of Daniel the Prophet and Bilal ibn Rabah. Many domestic and foreign tourists who want to see the cave where Seven Sleepers slept visit Tarsus.

Nusret Minelayer, which is very important in Turkish history, Cleopatra Gate from Byzantine period and Kırkkaşık Bazaar built by Ottomans are among the other historical values of Tarsus. Being 10 kilometers away from Tarsus, Taşkuyu Cave and Waterfall is another important tourist destination. Tarsus has the most fertile lands of Turkey and inhabitants make a living from agriculture as well as industrial activities and tourism. Mediterranean climate is experienced in the district and in northern part, continental climate can be experienced as well. Tantuni, Lahmacun and turnip served with hummus are the tastes that should be tried. To reach Tarsus by air, Adana Şakirpaşa Airport which is 40 kilometers away can be used.

Weather in Tarsus

DayMin - Max
SaturdayMin 27ºC - Max 36ºC
SundayMin 27ºC - Max 36ºC
MondayMin 26ºC - Max 35ºC
TuesdayMin 27ºC - Max 36ºC
WednesdayMin 27ºC - Max 35ºC

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