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* [[Karataş]] — a sea-side resort mainly enjoyed by locals of the region
 
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==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==

Revision as of 09:31, 20 April 2010

Cilician Plains, or Çukurova in modern Turkish, is in Mediterranean Turkey.

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Regions

Cities

  • Adana — undoubtedly capital of the region, a riverside city with some industry
  • Karataş — a sea-side resort mainly enjoyed by locals of the region
  • Osmaniye
  • Yumurtalık — a town on the coast

Other destinations

Understand

Cilician Plains are the largest lowland of Turkey with the occasional rocky hill topped by a Crusader castle. Cilician Plains geographically extends a little into Mersin Province (towards Tarsus and Mersin) in the west, however here we take them only as Adana and Osmaniye Provinces. The Plains are bordered by Central Anatolia to north, Southeastern Anatolia to east, and Hatay Province to southeast. There is a short strip of shoreline on the Mediterranean to the south, too, but unlike its westernly neighbours, this section of the coast is not renowned for beaches.

The main industries of the past were (and to some degree, still are) cotton and citrus growing. Today some heavy industry has also entered the scene, as well as the oil and gas pipelines coming from the Caucasus and Caspian Sea and reaching the Med coast here.

Talk

Get in

  • Adana's international airport is so far the only airport in the region.
  • Adana is well served by intercity buses and trains.
  • The region is connected by the motorways O-21 to north (Central Anatolia), O-51 to west (Mersin Province), O-52 to east (Southeastern Anatolia), O-53 to south (Hatay Province). There are also toll-free highways that are in fairly good condition from all directions.

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Itineraries

Do

Eat

Drink

  • Şalgam suyu or fermantated hot carrot juice, though possible to find at kebab joints and some supermarkets nationwide nowadays, is originated from this region.

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