- Hiking / Trekking
- Place or Religious Monument
- Castle and fortress
- Place or Historical Monument
- Off the beaten track
During your tour of Western Turkey, stop at Hasankeyf to understand the region's historic wealth. The valley has housed a Christian palace since the 5th century, the Ottoman Empire and the region's Kurds administrators enriched the architecture in the 8th century with a citadel and a palace now in ruins, as well as a mosque that is still standing.
Be sure to admire the ruins of the old city, even carved into the mountain, behind the cliff which stands over the River Tigris. I also went further into the valleys: the landscape is breathtaking, and the paths are accessible to all. But don't get trapped at night!
But Hasankeyf isn't only about the past, it's also the opportunity to discover the Kurdish hospitality, to enjoy musical evenings over a black tea whilst admiring the magnificent sunsets over a magical river.