Adana is the fourth largest and most important city in Turkey. The city is almost clearly divided into the old part with mosques, noisy bazaars and hotels, and the modern active Europeanized “new city”.
According to legend, the city was founded by Adanus, the son of a titan of Uranus.
The first settlements appeared on the territory of Adana in the 14th century BC. e., then this strategic place in all respects was chosen (and captured) by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuk Turks. Later Adana became part of the Ottoman Empire. All civilizations that have disappeared have left their mark on the “old Adana”, so the city is ready to open many secrets to an inquisitive tourist.
Adana’s tourist office is located at Ataturk Cad 13, where the ring road intersects with the E5 highway. The office is open on business days from 8-00 to 17-00; tel .: (0322) 359-19-94. Continue reading