Kayseri is the third largest city in the Central Anatolia Region and it is the 14th most populous city with a population of 1,389,680. The surface area of Kayseri is 17.170 kilometers. Kayseri, located at the foot of the Erciyes Mountain, consists of 16 districts in total. Highway, airline and railway are preferred for transportation to Kayseri. In the city, transportation is provided by road and tram.
One of the oldest cities in the world, Kayseri is on the Silk Road. Kayseri has a 6000-year history, from 4000 BC to 2000 AD. During the excavations, various written tablets were found with the cuneiform of this period and information about the commercial relations between the Assyrian merchants and the Hittite locals was obtained from these tablets.
Kayseri, which is the capital of the Cappadocia Region, has had a culturally colorful line with different civilizations and religions for centuries. It operates in the field of cultural tourism with this cultural heritage. Kayseri is home to many must-see places such as Kayseri Castle, Zamantı Castle, Şahmelik Castle, Yeşilhisar Castle, Develi Castle, Kölük Mosque Madrasa, Ulu Mosque, Keykubadiye Palace, Karatay Inn.
With the advantage of its nature, Kayseri also operates in the fields of ecological tourism and winter tourism. The hot springs are one of the important tourist stops. At the same time, Erciyes Mountain is a good option for those who want to ski and enjoy the snow. While Erciyes and Tekir Plateau are the center of mountaineering and winter sports in winter, it is an ideal resting place in summer. There are various facilities, swimming pool, chalet next to the ski lift. After Uludag, Erciyes Mountain is Turkey’s largest winter sports center.
Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls, which is an important touristic place, are located on the hill of Ensenin, located in the north of Küçükçakır village of Yahyalı district. Kapuzbaşı waterfalls are larger than Niagara, Imatra, Tortum, Düden and Manavgat in terms of altitude flow. Kapuzbaşı waterfalls are named after old Turkish people’s festivals.
Sultansazlığı is an important ecological tourism stop of Kayseri, and it is one of the few bird dormitories in the world. Sultansazlığı is one of the most important wetlands of Europe and the Middle East with its bird presence. In Sultansazlığı, 251 bird species have been identified so far. 600 thousand ducks, geese and flamingos were identified.
Kayseri where is famous for its rich cuisine, bacon and Bunyan carpet is one of the places that must be seen in Turkey. Erciyes Ski Center is one of Turkey’s most popular tourist areas.