Nemrut Sunrise Tour
Mount Nemrut is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Adiyaman province of Southeastern Turkey, featuring the temple-tomb of the famous king Antiochus, which is considered one of the finest constructions of the Hellenistic period, built in the first century BC. The burial mound is 145 metres in diameter and 50 metres high, and is surrounded by statues of lions, eagles, Greek gods such as Zeus and Hercules, as well as Antiochus himself.
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.
Also on this tour, you will visit the old and new castles at Kahta, the Black Bird Burial Mound, which is the final resting place of Antiochis, one of Antiochus' daughters, and the old Roman bridge over the Gendere River.
This morning you will be picked up before dawn from your hotel in Adiyaman or Kahta. Please confirm the pick up time when booking your tour.
We will head directly to the summit of Mount Nemrut where we will watch the sunrise.
Once the sun is up we will explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site, featuring the tomb of the famous king Antiochus, surrounded by dozens of statues, as well as reliefs depicting the oldest known images of humans shaking hands.
On the way down from Mount Nemrut, we will visit the old castle (Arsemia) and the new castle at Kahta, then the Roman Bridge at Cendere and finally the Karakus Tumulusu (Black Bird Burial Mound).
You will then be dropped off in Kahta, Adiyaman or Adiyaman airport. This is the end of the tour. If you have any enquiries about further tours or travel in Turkey, please ask us and we'll be happy to help!