Flights to Diyarbakır

Visit Diyarbakır: A city of historical & architectural treasures

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Home to the world's longest walls after the Great Wall of China and one of Turkey's most valuable cities with its cultural heritage and historical structures, Diyarbakır also manages to please its visitors with its cuisine that offers delicious meals. Diyarbakır, the City of Prophets, like Şanlıurfa, has combined its past heritage with the modern age and is a place that has developed itself in this sense.

Feature / Location

Home to World's second longest city walls / Between Mesopotamia and Anatolia

Currency

Turkish Lira

Weather

Summers are hot, dry; winters are long and cold

Time Zone

GMT+2

Airports

Diyarbakır Airport

Activities

Try local cuisine; discover historical places; enjoy architectural wonders

There are many things to discover in this ancient city, so let's explore Diyarbakır together, after which you will be keen on booking the next available Diyarbakır flight with Corendon Airlines!

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Diyarbakır Culture

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Diyarbakır Culture Diyarbakır Castle
Diyarbakır Culture Diyarbakır Castle

Diyarbakır Castle

This historical castle is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and consists of two parts, the inner court and the outer palace, and also has four entrance gates. These entrances, known as the Mountain Gate, Mardin Gate, Urfa Gate, and New Gate, continue to coexist with thousand-year-old walls. You can go to the bastions of the castle and watch the city view and tour around it.

Diyarbakır Culture Diyarbakır Ulu Camii
Diyarbakır Culture Diyarbakır Ulu Camii

Diyarbakır Ulu Camii

The Great Mosque went down in history as the oldest mosque in Anatolia and now takes you to a completely different universe with its courtyard and architecture. It was built in 639 by the Arabs. Although it has undergone restoration several times over the years, it still exists in all its glory despite the passage of time. Known as the Fifth Harem-i Sharif, the mosque is among the places that are subject to becoming the center of the Islamic world if something happens to the Kaaba.

Diyarbakır Culture Hasan Paşa Inn
Diyarbakır Culture Hasan Paşa Inn

Hasan Paşa Inn

Hasan Paşı Inn, one of the most famous and crowded inns of Diyarbakır, is a two-story structure with a massive courtyard, built just like the many inns in Anatolian cities. Hasan Pasha Inn has been one of the most special places of Diyarbakır since the 1500s and has many dineries that are especially famous for their breakfasts. You can have breakfast at the inn or take a coffee break while you're here.

Diyarbakır Culture On Gözlü Köprü (Ten Eyed Bridge)
Diyarbakır Culture On Gözlü Köprü (Ten Eyed Bridge)

On Gözlü Köprü (Ten Eyed Bridge)

Located on the Tigris and one of the first structures that come to mind when Diyarbakır is mentioned, the Ten-Eyed Bridge is always crowded and popular. The building is said to have been built in 1065 and is usually closed to car traffic. It is one of the liveliest places in Diyarbakır, and dancing on it is a long-standing tradition, so make sure you honor it!

Diyarbakır Culture Sülüklü Inn
Diyarbakır Culture Sülüklü Inn

Sülüklü Inn

Die Sülüklü Hanı, ein weiteres berühmtes Gasthaus von Diyarbakır, wurde im Jahr 2010 restauriert und in Betrieb genommen. Der Name des Gasthauses kommt vom türkischen Wort „sülük“, welches „Blutegel“ bedeutet, da diese hier aus einem Brunnen entnommen und zur Heilung verwendet wurden. Hier empfehlen wir Ihnen einen syrischen Wein zu kosten und die höchst authentische Umgebung zu genießen.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Diyarbakır

Where can I do some Diyarbakır shopping to find souvenirs?

Diyarbakır is developed in terms of jewelry, sericulture, and coppersmithing. Wicker bracelets, quiche necklaces, and silver-embroidered horseshoes are among the interesting examples of handicrafts inherent in Diyarbakır. Thanks to the hand weaving that still continues in the villages, carpets, and oriental rugs attract enthusiasts' attention. In terms of food, the region's knitted cheese (örgü peyniri) is quite famous. Diyarbakır's handicrafts are sold from local products in the Coppersmiths' Bazaar, which the people of Diyarbakır call "Çarşıya Şavuti" or "Sipahi Pazarı." The most common motifs in copper works in Diyarbakır are plant motifs such as leaves, branches, tulips, buds, roses, flowers, pine trees, and onions. Moon, water, and star figures are also objects used in embroidery.

How can I get from Diyarbakır Airport to the city center?

Diyarbakır Airport is only 10 kilometers away from the city. After the flights to Diyarbakır, you can use a taxi to get to the city center quickly or choose the municipal buses that depart every hour. You can easily get on the buses located opposite the domestic arrivals gate. These busses route through many central points such as Dağkapı, Courthouse, Gevran, Yenihal, and Zümrütkent, as well as the most popular Diyarbakır hotels.

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Hannover → Diyarbakır
flight ticket: 78.81 EUR
Diyarbakir Airport 4 hr 50 min 13 Aug 2024
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Diyarbakır history

The history of this city, located in the transition region of Mesopotamian and Anatolian civilizations, dates back to ancient times. From the caves that existed in and around Diyarbakır during the Stone and Mesolithic periods, it can be clearly understood that settlement began in even earlier times. Remains from this age were found in the Hilar caves near Ergani on the Hassan Tigris River and its tributaries near Eğil – Silvan. The oldest village in the world was found in the excavations of Çayönü Hill, located 65 kilometers northwest of the city, near the town of Ergani. Over time, people in Çayönü moved from nomadism to settled village life, from hunting and gathering to food production. In 3000 BC, the city center was dominated by Hittite and Hurrian - Mittani cultures. After the Hurri-Mitanis, who ruled until 1260 BC, Assyrians, Arameans, Urartians, İstiks, Medes, Persians, Macedonians, Seleucids, Parthians, Armenians, Romans, Sassanids, Umayyads, Abbasids, Hmadanis, Marvanis, Seljuks, Artukids, Ayyubids, Mongols, Akkoyunlus, Safavids, and Ottomans dominated Diyarbakır. This abundance of various cultures is a true testament to Diyarbakır's rich and miscellaneous texture.

Diyarbakır cuisine

With its 5000-year history, Diyarbakır cuisine has a much deeper structure than the first watermelon that comes to mind. Diyarbakır, located at the intersection of Mesopotamia and Anatolia, has reflected this richness in its cuisine and dishes. The geographical inclination of the region to agriculture and animal husbandry has contributed to the introduction of agriculture, meat and dairy products into Diyarbakır cuisine. Dishes that we strongly recommend you taste when you go to Diyarbakır include meftune, dolma, kibe mumbar, stuffed meatballs, liver kebab, kibe kudur, bismil pan, and leben. After the meal, we recommend you crown this feast of taste with Diyarbakır Burmese kadayıf. The top most visited Diyarbakır restaurants include Onur Ocakbaşı, Sülüklü Inn, Kadayıfçı Sıtkı Usta, Aslan Restaurant, Selim Usta's Dining Hall, Umut Ciğercisi, Şanlıurfa Kebab House, and Tabier Lahmacun.

Diyarbakır geography

Having witnessed the most important moments of history and managed to keep different cultures together, Diyarbakır fascinates visitors with its beautiful and valuable structures. The city's name origin comes from Diyar-ı Bekir, which means "Land of Bekir," in honor of the Bekir Tribe of Arabian origin, who settled around the Tigris river. The city has hosted many civilizations with its 9000-year history from the Paleolithic Age to the Polished Stone Age. It bears the traces of the 33 tribes mentioned above, established on the skirts of the volcanic Karadağ mountain. Surrounded by Batman and Muş in the east, Malatya, Adıyaman, and Şanlıurfa in the west, and Elazığ in the north, Diyarbakır is confined with an eastern and oriental atmosphere. The city steals the hearts of its guests with magical stories told in its 17 districts. Each district is the last remaining symbol of the old Mesopotamian castle cities with monumental walls surrounding them.

Diyarbakır population

Diyarbakır is one of the most populated cities in Turkey, with a population of 1,635,048.

Diyarbakır weather

The Diyarbakır weather and the continental climate in the region are harsh, with quite hot and overwhelming summers. The best times to visit the city are the spring months when the precipitation decreases and the sun slowly begin to show itself. You can explore Diyarbakır and its surrounding towns with a 3-4 day itinerary.

26 C Scattered Clouds
TODAY May 28, Tue
  • May 29, Wed 32 Clear Sky
  • May 30, Thu 32 Clear Sky
  • May 31, Fri 32 Overcast Clouds
  • Jun 1, Sat 31 Clear Sky
  • Jun 2, Sun 19 Clear Sky

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