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  • 48 hours

    in Afyon

    First Day

    Start the day with a breakfast consisting of Afyonkarahisar's local delicacies and store energy. Taste honey, cream, sausage, lentil twist and poppy katmer for breakfast. See the town in Victory Square and traditional products in the market place in Long Bazaar, Keçeciler Bazaar in and Bedesten Bazaar from the city center and see the traditional products. Give a tea break in historical Tashan. Buy the local handicrafts; visit Grand Mosque and the Culture and Art House, one of the historical houses of Afyonkarahisar. Take a mystical tour in Sultan Divani Mevlevihanesi. Discover the historical mansions of the late Ottoman-era. Go to the Karahisar Castle, one of the symbols of Afyon, and witness the magnificent view. After a difficult climb, return to the city centre and taste the local flavours of Afyon. Don't forget to taste the famous kaymaklı ekmek kadayıfı over lunch. Witness the city’s history and culture by visiting Afyon Archaeological Museum and Victory Museum. Examine the ethnographic artefacts in Cesmeli Mansion. Be sure to visit İsmail Kumartaşlı Egg and Arts Center and Alimoğlu Music Center. By visiting the Martyr’s Cemeteries of the heroes who were martyred in the National Resistance, the monuments and the Istiklal Info Center, you can feel Afyon, known as the city of victory, more closely. After a tiring day, taste the local dishes of Afyon at dinner. Leave the tiredness of the day by dipping the pools in a thermal centre in your hotel or the closest one and get ready for the next day.

    Second Day

    After visiting important places in the city center in the first day, start the second day early and deposit energy with Afyon's local breakfasts. Today hit the road and explore the Phrygian settlements, where a large number of ancient ruins of Phrygian can be seen. Start exploring Seydiler for fairy chimneys wearing over time resulting in volcanic rocks. Visit Ayazini, its Ayazini Carved Church and its Avdalaz Castle, which has been known as a settlement since the Phrygians, and which was renamed to Metropolis after being taken over by the Byzantines, and which became a religious centre in Roman and Byzantine periods. In the Ayazini village you will have the opportunity to see the intertwined reflections of Phrygian, Seljuk, Ottoman and Turkish Republic civilizations in Turkish houses intertwined with rock settlements. Visit the historical houses reflecting the recent architecture restored in Ayazini and feel the hospitality of the friendly Ayazini villagers. Take a short break by tasting goose meat with Siyez wheat, one of the local dishes in the region. Later, explore in the Göynüş Valley the two burial chambers called Aslantaş, and Yılantaş, and the Kybele open-air temple called Maltaş; and dozens of Phrygian rock-cut tombs and monuments throughout the valley; and the Demirli Castle, Aslankaya Monument, Memeç Cliffs where the movie “Arog” was filmed. If you have time, take a tour on the lake with a Phrygian boat (King Midas' Boat) at Emre Lake, which is on the migration routes of flamingos, and see many more history laden natural beauties in the region. Watch the magnificent sunset on the shores of the lake. After setting your dinner table with local Afyon kitchen, find healing in the thermal waters in Afyon and relieve your tiredness.