Mersin has been a crossroads throughout the centuries and the meeting point of different civilizations including the Hittites, Phrygians, Assyrians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, Karamanids, Ramadanids and the Ottoman Empire.
Kırkkaşık Bedesten (Kırkkaşık Çarşısı) in Tarsus mesmerizes visitors with its 500-year-old historical atmosphere. Bedesten is the perfect place to feel the cultural richness and the character of Mersin.
Mersin, with its fertile lands and favourable climate, is one of the major cities with agricultural production. In addition, Mersin is a sea city that has brought together many cultures throughout history.
Mersin is a city where fragrances rise from every region. Rumor has it, Mersin was named after the aromatic plant Myrsine, which is a fragrant plant that grows abundantly in the region.
There are many options to listen to the sounds of nature in Mersin, from the relaxing sound of the waterfalls to the vivid sounds of many bird species staying in the Göksu Delta (Göksu Ovası).
10 vibes for Mersin
Here are 10 tips if you want to experience golden sandy beaches along the Mediterranean, plateaus with a magnificent nature, virgin bays, wonderful waterfalls, magical caves and amazing tastes like locals in Mersin.