Kahramanmaraş is among the most populous cities of Turkey's Southeastern Anatolian Region with nearly 1,065,000 inhabitants.
The climate of Kahramanmaraş is diverse owing to its location at the junction of different geographical regions. Generally speaking, it has a transitional climate between the continental and Mediterranean climates. Winters are more moderate particularly in southern parts. Temperatures higher than 30°C are recorded in the summer.
Thanks to its location, Kahramanmaraş has been a cradle of civilizations. Important historic landmarks of the city are the Castle of Kahramanmaraş dating back to the years B.C., and the Kahramanmaraş Museum, where works of all civilizations since the years B.C. are on permanent exhibit. Some other must-sees include Eshab-ı Kehf Külliyesi (the Seven Sleepers Complex), Hurman Castle, and Elbistan Ulu Cami (Elbistan Great Mosque). The name of the city is associated with the special “beaten” ice-cream of Maraş. Other gastronomic offerings of the city are Maraş rice and Maraş trotter.
Kahramanmaraş has ten districts including the central district, Elbistan and Afşin. In addition to its connection to road and rail networks, the city is also accessible by air through scheduled flights to the Kahramanmaraş Airport.
Located on Gaziantep-Pazarcık ring road, Kahramanmaraş Airport is 5 kilometers away from the city center. Kahramanmaraş Airport, which plays a major role in transportation to and from the city, is one of the airports awarded for the Green Building Certificate by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
There are various transportation alternatives to go to the city center from Kahramanmaraş Airport, which has flights to and from Istanbul and Ankara, and you can also take the advantage of these alternatives to reach the airport from the city center.
You can prefer to take a taxi to go to the city center from Kahramanmaraş Airport. You can easily get to the city center by a taxi you can get at the airport. Although it is more costly compared to other transportation options, you will have the opportunity to reach the city center in a short time by taxi.
Municipal buses are among the economical transportation options. You can economically and comfortably get to the city center from the airport by taking the advantage of bus services arranged by Kahramanmaraş Metropolitan Municipality. You can get to the city center without waiting at the airport thanks to the buses arranged by the municipality according to the plane landings.
Another option you can prefer is to rent a car. If you want, you can prefer to go to the city center by car you can rent with or without a driver from the car rental companies that serve at the airport. Tayfun Oto Kiralama, Auto46, Filo Rent A Car and Ketenoto Kiralama are among the car rental companies at the airport.Last Updated: March 20, 2018