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Sivas is very old city in Anatolia. Its name was Sebastiapolis in Byzantium period and it was an important city in Capadocia Themes. After Turks came, the city passed wonderfull time in Seljuks period. In Ottoman period, Sivas was capital of State of Rum. Sivas Congress was an assembly of the Turkish National Movement held from 4 September to 11 September 1919.
Summers in Sivas are hot and dry but with low levels of humidity, and winters are bitterly cold. 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 and Ankara to Sivas Nuri Demirağ Airport (VAS). A number of other cities across Turkey are also served with less frequent flights. In summer, there are weekly flights from Amsterdam and Dusseldorf.
A sleeping berth on Güney Express from Istanbul costs 55 TL.
See Turkish State Railways website for more details .
There are several bus line in city center. 1-A, 1-B, 1-D, 2-A and 2-B passes Sivas Train Station. Except 6-A, 6-B, 6-C, 11-B and 11-C, all bus lines go to the Coach Station. 6-B, 6-C and 11-B passes Sivas Police Headquarter. 6-C and 11-B passes the "Eğriköprü" which is the historical bridge. 2-A and 2-B passes the "Kesikköprü" which is the historical bridge. 5-A and 5-B passes the Tomb of Abdulvahhabi Gazi. 11-B and 11-C go to the Cumhuriyet University.
In Sivas, some important taxi price: Airport-City Center: 60 TL, Coach Station-City Centre: 25 TL, Train Station-City Centre: 8 TL.
The telephone code of the city (and surrounding towns) is (+90) 346.
There are a number of spas in the countryside surrounding Sivas.