Ardahan City Travel
Ardahan was a province of Kars until lately 1993. It was declared to be the 75th city of Turkey after the mentioned date above. One of the coldest place of eastern Turkey sometimes it get -20C degree in this area in winter and gets rain or snow until late May. Having a humidity climate makes it have a rich plant cover and rich forest including the high hills of the area. We have Eastern Turkey Travel Packages for those who are interested in visiting this region of Anatolia.
Yalnizcam has a very suitable geographical and suitable climate for ski sports. A Golf course and a ski resort tourism center was built in the forest area of Ugurludag which is 12 km away from the city center. This project includes a 6km long course which can be an ideal hosting place for future international competition.
The forest of Posof, Hasaf, Yalnizcam Platos, and Gole are some of the other convenient places for mountain climbing, and other mountain sports.
Beekeeping / apiculture is quite popular in the area. This city provides the famous Kars Honey because of having a diffirent culture of keeping Caucasus Bees, with a suitable rich flowers provided to the bees. Every year there is a festival being hold in the area for the name of Ardahan Honey Festival between the 1st of June and the 5th of June.
First yellow cheese of the country was made in this city, and again every year between the 1-5 june there is another festival of National Gole Yellow Cheese.
The local dance style around Ardahan most uses the drum and local instrument as well as having some Caucasus dances.
Places to visit in Ardahan
Ardahan Castle that was built in the middle of 16. century.
Savasir Cancak Castle, Kinzi Castle, Castle of Devil, Cute Castle, Kalecik Castle, Ur (Altas) Castle, Kazan Castle etc.
Lake of Cildir is 45 km away from the city center. The lake is frozen during the winter season with a 2mt high ice on it, during winter people makes a hole over the ice and do fishing here, it is also worth to see the ski competetion made on this lake by the horses.
Akcakale Island City Ruins, is a SIT area which includes some of the antique ruins.
Scripts and Stone bridges belong to Urartu.
Province of Ardahan
Damal,Hanak,Cildir,Posof and Gole