Afyonkarahisar, also simply known as Afyon, is a city in the western part of Central Anatolia, Turkey.
Afyon is in mountainous country side in land from the Aegean coast, 250 km (155 mi) south-west of Ankara along the Akar River. Elevation 1,034 meters. Population (2000 census) 128,516.
After 1950, it has led to more emphasis on the construction of highways changing government policies. There are 1,015 km of roads of Highways as of 2001.
- AFTAŞ; Afyon Bus Terminal, Ertuğrulgazi Mh. Cluster Homes No. 3 Afyonkarahisar, ☎ (272) 229 90 10 ([email protected] I tr, fax: (272) 229 90 11). edit
Rail transportation is provided to every aspect of the country, from Afyonkarahisar an average of 18 trains a day pass through the station.
The nearest airport is IC Ictas Victory International Airport, in Kutahya
- Archaeological Museum, Liberation Caddesi No: 96, ☎ 0-272-215 11 91 (fax: 0-272-213 39 75). six days of the week except Monday from 8:30 to 12:00 hours 13:00 to 17:30 is open to visitors.. works collected from the ancient city, Chalcolithic, Old Bronze, Hittite, Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine excavation are exhibited. Although photography is prohibited inside the museum it is free in the yard. edit
- Victory Museum (Historical National Park Directorate), (Opposite Anıtpark, Government House), ☎ 0-272- 214 74 42. edit
- Sultan Divani Mevlevihanesi, Maulana Mah. Tomb Cad. No: 17, ☎ 0-272 - 214 50 91. Mevlevi one of the first established in Anatolia. The establishment dates back to the 13th century edit
- Bolvadin Municipal Museum, ☎ 0-272- 612 75 99. edit
The partly ruined fortress which has given the city its name
- Ulu Camii (the Great Mosque)
- Altigöz Bridge, like the Ulu Camii built by the Seljuks in the 13th century.
- the White Elephant - Afyon is twinned with the town of Hamm in Germany, and now has a large statue of Hamm's symbolic white elephant.
With its rich architectural heritage, the city is a member of the European Association of Historic Towns and Regions
The inventory of caves located in the city is not precise.
- Wolf In Cave: 6 km from Kocayayla.
- Freezer Cave: Refrigerator cave, Sultandağı township
- Dipev and / Insuyu Cave: Bolvadin 7 km.
- Suçıktı Cave: Dinar, although it is yet the scientific study of caves Suçıktı Park behind the hotel, is believed to be very large.
- Balcaen cave: Emirdağ district 10 km away from Balcaen and close to the village.
- Karacamal and bottomless cave.
Handmade art with traditional motifs are very advanced.
Center: Turkish Kaymak, Turkish Delight, sausage products
Dazkırı: Silk Carpet.
İscehisar: marble statue, chess sets.
Sandıklı: copper ornaments, cranberry jam, potato homemade bread.
Emirdağ: Sheep yogurt. (spring, during the summer season).
Sultandağı: Napoleon cherries and sour cherries (June-July)
- sucuk - the famed local speciality, a spicy beef sauasage, eaten fried or grilled. The best known brands include Republic.
- etli pide - a kind of minced beef pizza.
- ağzı açık or bükme - filo-style pastry stuffed with cheese or lentils.
- keşkek - boiled wheat and chick peas stewed with meat.
- local cream kaymak eaten with honey, with a bread pudding ekmek kadayif, or with pumpkin simmered in syrup. Best eaten at the famous Ikbal restaurants (either the old one in the town centre or the big place on the main road).
- helva - sweetened ground sesame