Kayseri

Kayseri is a city in the Turkish region of Central Anatolia.

Fortress of Kayseri

Understand

Kayseri is an old and large city with a strong economy. It carries lots of monuments from the days of Seljuks and Ottomans, and is also the home town of the most accomplished architect Mimar Sinan. Population has been steadily increasing and nowadays is around 950,000 in the urban center.

Kayseri was also on the Silk Route and Karatay and Sultanhanı posts on this route reside in Bünyan town's borders. Bünyan is also famous for its carpets which makes Kayseri a popular purchase-stop for tourists visiting Cappadocia.

Get in

By plane

Turkish Airlines, AtlasJet and Pegasus Airlines have daily flights from Istanbul to Kayseri. Sun Express airlines has daily flights from Izmir and from Antalya to Kayseri.

Beside the domestic flights there are also direct international flights to Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Vienna by Pegasus, Onur and Oger.

By train

Trains run from the following cities but they are not very popular as other means of transport are faster.

By car

Getting to Kayseri from other major cities is quite comfortable. The new 2x2-lanes roads make car travel much safer. Ankara to Kayseri takes 4 hours, Konya to Kayseri takes 5 hours.

By bus

To go to the train station, take bus #140 until the very center of the city (citadel), then take Atatürk boulevard towards North until the train station (about 1km). Kent Seyahat is a Kayseri based bus company.

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See

Buy

Eat

Drink

Gilaburu juice is a traditional drink from Middle Anatolia. Gilaburu (viburnum opulus) is a tiny, red fruit. It has lots of benefits to human body. You can drink Gilaburu juice in Elmacıoğlu İskender (one of the biggest restaurant in the city).

Sleep

Mid-range

Splurge

Connect

Many cafés offer free Wi-Fi.

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