On a Private Tour of Adiyaman Discover the Real Hisn-i Mansur
On a private tour of Adiyaman discover, the real Hisn-i Mansur. Adiyaman tours in the southeast region of Turkey are based near the central Firat (Euphrates) River known to have roots going back as far as the Paleolithic Age. Adiyaman used to be called "Hisn-i Mansur" until the Republican era and it hosted many civilizations throughout its history from the Persians and Hittites to Alexander the Great. This region is classed as one of the most historical areas on any private tour in Turkey.
The region has many historical sites and tours including the famous Mount Nemrut custom guided private tour. The archaeological excavations of 1978, reaped a lot of historical treasures, objects, and artifacts from the site dating back to ancient Islamic Turkish heritage which is all now housed in the Adiyaman Museum.
The magnificent museum exhibitions have many coins from the Roman and Seljuk times. Historical sites within the center of the town include the Fortress, Old Palace Mosque, Carsi Mosque, Kap Mosque and the Grand Mosque from the 14th century.
Top Things to See and Do in Adiyaman
Adiyaman Regions Private Guided Tours of Magical Mount Nemrut
Mount Nemrut sightseeing private tours will bring you to the structure built by Antiochus I the conical shaped tumulus at the height of 50m and 150m diameter and made up of 50,000 cubic meters of gravel. There were three terraces in the sanctuary on the East, North and West sides. This structure was massive even for the times when it was built and a symbol of Antiochus I power.
The remains of the massive sculptures, which once decorated all three terraces will give you some idea of the size and grandeur of this place. All of the sculptures were damaged throughout the years by grave robbers and the elements.
Decapitated heads of Hercules, Apollo, Zeus, and Antiochos I with several other Greek and Persian gods surround the structure. They are laid underneath the figures they originally were on do so by the archaeology team that originally found them in the 1800's. The complex also includes reliefs ruins of many columns and cave cisterns.
Travel Tips for Adiyaman
The best thing about Turkey, in general, is that you can come at any time of the year as it has an excellent climate. However, the Adiyaman region is wet, cold and snowy from January to the beginning of April and maybe not the ideal time for private sightseeing tours. Flights are cheaper out with the summer season as is the accommodation. Pre-book your airport transfers and tours and save money.
The Adiyaman region is the ideal holiday to suit any budget! The flights are a good price, and you can visit turkey any time of the year. However, this region gets snow and bad weather in the winter time. The currency is Turkish Lira, but they accept all currencies so don't worry. You are best changing money in Turkey as you get a better rate than you would do back home. You will find most of the pensions and hotels are clean and reasonably priced.
The locals in the area of Adiyaman are very welcoming and helpful, you will fall in love with this country without a doubt, and will keep coming back time after time. If you enjoy sightseeing, this area has an abundance of it just waiting to be explored. The local transport is reasonably cheap but book all your tours as soon as you can. Try and learn a few words before you go like please, thank you and goodbye.
The weather in this region is good for most of the year; however, during the winter time, there is a high chance of snow in the Adiyaman area. From June up to the end of October, the weather is fantastic and gets scorching from July until September with temperatures rising to 45 degrees! If you are heading to Mount Nemrut, the best time is from May through to November is when the weather is at its best but be ready it is quite a trek bring lots of water.