Eastern Anatolia has always been a dream destination for those who are passionate about history and culture. Eastern Anatolia is the largest geographical region in Turkey, whose tremendous diversity never ceases to surprise and amaze travellers. Millions of tourists visit this place for its waterfalls, forests, lakes, and mountains and the fascinating monuments that the region's turbulent history has left to its succesive civilizations: Ottoman mosques, mausoleums, Byzantine monasteries, and citadels. For those who are looking for Eastern Anatolia holiday rentals, the region offers plenty of options to suit every taste, budget and requirement, ranging from villas and apartments to cottages.
Eastern Anatolia Apartments - waterfalls, forests, lakes, mountains and monuments await you...
This region accounts for 21 percent of the total area of Turkey. Eastern Anatolia contains within its boundaries 14 cities, including Erzurum, Malatya, Igdir, and Agri, the biggest of them being Erzurum. Eastern Anatolia is adjacent to the Central Anatolian, the Black Sea, the Southeastern Anatolian and the Mediterranean regions. The highest peaks in the country are located in the Eastern Anatolia Region, the average altitude of which is 2000 meters. This region of Turkey is famous for its architectural monuments and panoramic views. Erzurum is the main gateway to the Eastern Anatolia region. The main industrial sectors are sugar, food, cement cotton textiles and agriculture, and tobacco and cotton are among the main industrial plants sown.
Eastern Anatolia Holiday Villas- uncover ancient civilisations and crumbling ruins
Eastern Anatolia was conquered by the Persians, the Romans, Scyths, Urartians and other civilizations and the region's historical buildings reflect its social and cultural development. Tourists often visit the Congress Museum, the The Church of the Apostles in Kars, Rustem Pasha Caravanserai, Çifte Minareli Medrese, and Malatya İnönü Stadium. Erzican, one of the largest cities in the region, is home to a ski resort (Akbulut Ski Center) and two sports clubs.
After you find the best Eastern Anatolia holiday homes, start visiting the numerous museums and monuments located in this region. Built in 1179, Ulu Cami is the oldest mosque in Erzurum. This religious building is restrained but elegant in its architectural style and its main features include a curious wooden dome, a stalactite dome, and seven aisles. Gulali Bey Mosque and Melik Gazi Large Tomb are well worth a visit. If you visit Malatya, go to the Archaeological Museum. This historical building features a wonderful collection of relics from the Old Bronze age, scent bottles from Asurian trade colonies, beautiful wood carvings, and ceramic statuettes. If you are planning to see this region, look for Eastern Anatolia holiday rentals that are close to the cities that you want to visit.
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