Adana Province boasts ancient castles, historic villages and one of Turkey's most captivating cities, home to beautiful mosques, colourful markets and a flourishing cafe culture. The greater province offers wildlife-rich lakes, rugged canyons and dramatic mountain scenery.
Things to do in Adana Province
With leafy streets, trendy cafes and a lively nightlife, Adana is one of Turkey's most cosmopolitan cities. Sabanci Merkez Camii is the city's signature mosque, which rises majestically from the banks of the Seyhan River and is topped by six soaring minarets. Ulu Cami dazzles worshippers with its gleaming black-and-white marble and intricate carvings.
The 12th-century Kozan Castle is perched on a rocky ridge and commands sweeping views over the Cukurova Plain. The castle is near Kozan, a bustling market town filled with cobbled streets and historic houses.
Whether you love history, scenery or feats of architecture, the Varda Viaduct is guaranteed to impress. It was designed by Imperial German engineers in the 1900s and spans across a deep canyon. James Bond fans will recognise the viaduct from the opening scenes of the movie “Skyfall”.
Naturalists shouldn’t miss Akyatan Lagoon, a shimmering lake surrounded by lush wetlands and sandy beaches. It's a major stopover point for migrating birds and is a fantastic place to admire marbled ducks and hot-pink flamingos. It's also one of the Mediterranean's largest green turtle rookeries.
Getting around Adana Province
Adana Province is well-connected by local buses. Downtown Adana is easy to get around on foot, while local "dolmus" minibuses and taxis are also available. You’ll also find long-distance buses to destinations across Turkey, including Istanbul and Ankara. Flights arrive at Adana Sakirpasa Airport.