The Eastern Anatolian highlands contain three of Turkey’s greatest treasures: Mount Nemrut, Mardin, and Gaziantep. Built in the first century, the stone heads of King Antiochus with the accompanying Greek gods at Mount Nemrut are perhaps one of the most awe-inspiring sites in Turkey. With Mesopotamia as a backdrop, the terrace of carved heads is listed as a Unesco world heritage site.
Mardin is fast developing a reputation as an unmissable destination. With its unique terracestyle architecture and small winding alleys filled with bronze and silversmiths, the city has preserved its cultural identity.
Gaziantep, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on earth, has a mosaic museum containing one of the largest collections of Roman mosaics in the world. Located close to these attractions is the city of Sanliurfa, with its sacred pool and cave of Abraham, and the village of Harran with its conicalshaped houses.