Renowned for its historical architecture, Mardin is a city of 775,000 inhabitants in Turkey's Southeastern Anatolian Region.
Mardin has been home to the oldest civilizations of the world, thanks to its location on historic trade routes. There are caravanserais and inns in the city as it is located on the historic Silk Road. What also makes Mardin truly unique is that many beliefs have taken root and lived together on this land for hundreds of years. The city is adorned with Syriac monasteries, and churches, Artuqid madrassahs and mosques, and fortresses of Anatolian civilizations. Some examples of these works worth a visit are the Mor Behnam Church, Virgin Mary Church, Latifiye Mosque, Harzem Madrassah, Erdemeşt Castle, Kızkalesi Castle, and Melik Mahmut Mosque.
Mardin has 9 districts including the most populous districts of Midyat, Nusaybin and Kızıltepe. Flights land at Mardin Airport, which opened in 1999. The city also lies on the main national and international truck transportation routes.
Mardin Airport is 20 kilometers away from the city center. Transportation to the city center is easy to a great extent. You can benefit from airport shuttle services, minibuses, taxi or rental car as your transportation alternatives.
It is possible to reach the city center by the shuttle services provided by airline companies. You can save time by finding out the shuttle departure times which are set according to flight departures.
Minibus is another option you can take if you don’t have too much luggage. You should arrive at Diyarbakır Kapı, which is the entrance gate of Old Mardin that is also known as Yenişehir part of Mardin, by taking a minibus on Kızıltepe-Mardin highway after walking about 100 meters from the airport. There you can get on a minibus to the city center. Moreover, the cost you need to pay will be less.
If you want to travel by taxi, you can take advantage of the taxis waiting for passengers in front of the terminal building. Bargaining with the taxi driver in advance will be useful for a lower taxi fare.Last Updated: January 06, 2017