Sivas is a city in northeastern part of Central Anatolia, Turkey.
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.
There are daily flights from Istanbul to Sivas Airport (VAS). A number of other cities across Turkey are also served with less frequent flights.
- Istanbul, Izmit, Eskişehir (Doğu Express, Güney Express, Vangölü Express)
- Ankara, Kayseri (Doğu Express, Erzurum Express, Güney Express, Vangölü Express, 4 Eylül Mavi Treni)
- Batman, Diyarbakir, Malatya (Güney Express, 4 Eylül Mavi Treni)
- Tatvan (Lake Van), Muş, Elazig (Vangölü Express)
- Kars, Erzurum, Erzincan (Doğu Express, Erzurum Express)
A sleeping berth on Güney Express from Istanbul costs 55 TL.
See Turkish State Railways website for more details .
As Turkish bus system is extensive, you can find buses from many cities in Turkey, including Istanbul (60 TL one-way, which takes around 14 hours) and Ankara among many others.
- Buruciye Medresesi, (at the city centre), . 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.
- 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.
- Çerkezin Kahvesi is a good place to have a cup of Turkish coffee.
The telephone code of the city (and surrounding towns) is (+90) 346.
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.