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Historic journey in a breathtaking scenery

A stunning landscape makes this place a heaven for nature lovers. Romantic dreamers can let their... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
StevenDeVriendt
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Praia, Cape Verde
Hittite reliefs among the trees.

Wonderful open air museum where you can camp and picnic. The actual museum and the remains of the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
Zeekoesteek
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Adana, Turkey
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This site of a late Hittite fortress city was built in the 8th century B.C. and contains a sphinx, reliefs and tablets bearing Hittite and Phoencian inscriptions.
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Karatepe, Turkey
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

A stunning landscape makes this place a heaven for nature lovers. Romantic dreamers can let their phantasy run wild while looking at the Hittite statues and reliefs among the trees and hills. When you visit the small museum and have a look at the scale...More

Thank StevenDeVriendt
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Wonderful open air museum where you can camp and picnic. The actual museum and the remains of the Hittite development is hidden away and out of the eye. Clear signs point to the museum area. There is a small museum to give information and the...More

Thank Zeekoesteek
Reviewed 28 November 2015

About 90 minutes by car from Adana this national park is the home of ruins of a site that has existed since the year 2000 BC. Various cultures have been thru here including the Hittites. Lots of pieces of the city exist with stone carvings...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The historical site at Karatepe is quite hidden away and from the outside almost looks disappointing. After entering the site there is a small museum with reliefs and other items found at the site and a good description of the history of the site. However...More

Thank JuergenWDobler
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We almost accidentally came across Karatepe. A lovely wooded spot that overlooks a man-made lake. When we visited, there was not another soul there. The main attraction is the well preserved Hittite reliefs. You can walk right up to them. Spectacular scenes of everyday life,...More

Thank moirnh
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

The only way how to visit this place is by car or by taxi from Osmanyia (but taxi is really very expensive). Small muzeum and archeological site is open everyday 9-17. Very interesting reliefs and part of walls are visible there.Its a goid idea to...More

Thank Vladimíra Š
Reviewed 12 November 2012

This archeological site dating back to late Hittite period is a marvel hidden in the woods, overlooking a beautiful dam lake. The excavations started back in 1940's, led by famous archeologist Prof Halet Çambel (in fact, there is a small, lovely house inside the woods...More

3  Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
Reviewed 4 September 2012

If you are in Kadirli, Osmaniye or Adana and if you like archeology, this is a place you should see with well preserved Hittite ruins and statues, in a very nice nature with a lake and pine trees. But be carefull, it will be very...More

1  Thank Oguz B
Reviewed 15 January 2012

A one day rent a car tour for history lovers. The site Neo-Hittite citadel of Karatepe is now an open-air museum within the Karatepe-Aslantaş National Park. You can either follow the route Adana-Kadirli-Karatepe or the route Adana-Osmaniye-Karatepe. It is situated on a hilltop overlooking the...More

3  Thank kozin58
Reviewed 10 December 2011

This is a place you need to go if you are nearby. It's up high on a wooded mountain. There is a small museum with some statuary and artifacts, and then a quiet loop pathway through the woods. Along the way are two areas with...More

1  Thank JLGabroad
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