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Tarsus is a city in Mediterranean Turkey, located between Mersin and Adana.

Get in

By train

Fairly modern and very frequent trains from Adana and Mersin. The trunk line bypasses the city about a few km to the east. Yenice is the nearest trunk line station and has daily connections to main centres of the country such as Istanbul and Ankara.


The city has lots to see from Roman and Biblical times, such as the Well of St Paulus.


If you are wondering in the city, or if you somehow happen to be in the city, never ever forget to buy Cezerye: some kind of a Turkish delight that has a different texture and taste. You should for sure try shalgam too but you might not be able to see it due to it being a seasonal drink that is sour and bitter, refreshing though.

Go next

Routes through Tarsus

Antalya Mersin  W  E  Adana Gaziantep

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