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Giant heads of Mount Nemrut

Day tour to Mount Nemrut from Istanbul, Izmir or Ankara

Throne of the Gods

Start of April to End of November

Private tour   

  • Karakus Tumulus (Black Bird Tumulus)

  • Cendere Bridge (Septimius Severus Bridge)

  • Arsemia 

  • Mount Nemrut

Tour description

Travel with ease from Istanbul, Izmir or Ankara and see Mount Nemrut with your own eyes!

Early pick up from your hotel or address in Istanbul, Izmir or Ankara you will board a domestic flight to Sanliurfa or Adıyaman airport where you will meet your guide and you will begin your tour of this hallowed landscape.


On the way to Mount Nemrut, you will visit 'Black Bird Burial Mound', also known as ‘Karakus Tumulus’, a monumental mausoleum built in 36 BC.

You will also travel over the ancient Roman Bridge at Cendere which is built so well it can still be used today.

Snap photos of the ancient Roman Severan Bridge, and visit the ruins of Arsemia, which date back to 200 BC, to learn about the Commagene Kingdom. 

The region that lies between the Taurus Mountains and the Euphrates was called Commagene during the Greek and Roman periods. Commagene was established originally as an independent kingdom in 162 BC by Mithridates Kalinikos I. The kingdom was at the height of its splendor during the period of King Antiochus I (69-36 B. C.), who succeeded Mithridates. Most of the archaeological remains which survive to our times, including the tumulus at the peak of Nemrut Dag, which still refuses to reveal all its secrets, are from the time of Antiochus I. At the cone shape summit of this 200m elevated mountain one can find statues mythical figures of Apollon, Zeus, Hercules, and others.

The highest point in the region at an altitude of 2134m, Mount Nemrut provides a spectacular viewpoint for sunrise or sunset, with the scattered heads of the statues lending a mystical essence to the scene.

There will be free time for lunch and your guide will suggest best places to try some local foods.

After the tour you will be transferred to Sanliurfa or Adıyaman airport for your flight back.


1 person trip - $940

2 person trip - $1240


  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul and Ankara airport

  • Domestic return flight to Sanliurfa or Adiyaman and meet at the airport with your guide​

  • Professional Tourist Guide (licensed by Ministry Of Culture And Tourism)

  • Private Transportation in a car/van with A/C.

  • Entrance fees to sites



  • Personal Expenses 

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

  • Travel insurance



Approximately 10 hours

Sequence of sites visited is subject to change.

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