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Revision as of 21:42, 28 January 2010

Sivas is a city in northeastern part of Central Anatolia, Turkey.

Contents

Understand

Climate

As with most other parts of Anatolian highland, nights even in summer are a bit chilly in Sivas, so don't forget to pack along at least a cardigan with you.

Get in

By plane

There are daily flights from Istanbul to Sivas Airport (VAS). A number of other cities across Turkey are also served with less frequent flights.

By train

Trains from:

See Turkish State Railways website for more details [1].

By bus

As Turkish bus system is extensive, you can find buses from many cities in Turkey, including Istanbul and Ankara among many others.

Get around

See

  • Buruciye Medresesi, (at the city centre), [2]. An ancient Islamic school with wonderful architecture with the usual majestic gate like the other Seljuk sites have. A nice to take lots of photographs as great sights occur as the sun moves.


Do

Buy

Eat

  • Sıla Etli Ekmek. A great place to have etli ekmek—long thin breads topped with finely minced meat, kind of a Turkish pizza, a speciality of Central Anatolia.

Drink

  • Çerkezin Kahvesi is a good place to have a cup of Turkish coffee.

Sleep

Contact

The telephone code of the city (and surrounding towns) is (+90) 346.

Get out

Spas

There are a number of spas in the countryside surrounding Sivas.

  • Soğuk Çermik is a spa center. Hafik, Todurge (Zara), and Gokpinar (Gurun) Lakes are some of the interesting nearby places for picnicking, boating and fishing.
  • Besides its historical treasures, the surrounding region possesses several other specialties, one of which is Balıklı Kaplıca, an interesting spa in the town of Kangal. It is a thermal spring, filled with tiny fish living in the hot waters, which provides a different type of cure for skin complaints. It is the only cure center in the world for psoriasis, known in Turkish as sedef hastalığı.



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