Cilicia: The Rebel City

Located on the southeastern part of Turkey, on Taurus Mountains; Cilicia is known as the city of rebels. Rebelling should be so much easier when you are surrounded by the protective mountains, right? Like the Alamut Castle of Hassan-i Sabbah.

Cilicia is a craddle for many civilizations throughout its history from Romans, Greeks to Armenians, Arabs and Turks. So, it is no surprise it displays the traces of the cultures and histories of all these civilizations.

Visit Cilicia to learn about the cultural legacy of the city, the fresh mountain air will be a bonus.

Top attractions in Cilicia


Are you in the search for a great holiday? Turkey's Mediterranean region offers some of the most amazing holiday locations. Mersin is undoubtedly is one of the greatest one with its incomparable nature and mild weather.


Did you know that the real birthplace of Saint Nicholas is in Demre (Myra), Antalya? Well, now you know. Isn’t it amazing that a city has it all from natural wonders and great beaches to an incomparable historical legacy piled up for centuries. Antalya is known as the biggest city lying along the Mediterranean coast and one of the most popular tourism destinations of Turkey.


Are you interested in following the footsteps of the famous geographers Strabo, Piri Reis and well-celebrated Ottoman explorers and travelers Ibn Battuta and Evliya Celebi? Would you want to know what is so special about this town that attracted all these adveturers? OK, let’s see then.

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