The Halfeti district of Anlurfa has long been a melting pot of ethnicities. One of the most well-known spots in the area as a secret sanctuary is Halfeti. When the Birecik Dam was erected in 2000, half of Halfeti was submerged, and the other half was used for settlement. To get to Halfeti, which is near to the Anlurfa bus stop, you can take a private vehicle down the Birecik district road.
The region has started a number of activities as a result of the daily increase in tourists. The stunning natural features of Halfeti, also known as the “Hidden Paradise” or “Lost City,” which is situated beneath the Euphrates River, attract a lot of tourists. Tours of Savaşan Village, the Ekem Neighborhood, and Rumkale on the Euphrates River are a few of the nearby attractions.
Halfeti Bridge, also known as the “Halfeti Strait,” was built by the GAP Administration and the Halfeti District Governorate jointly. It has a breathtaking river view. The lighting gives the bridge a very unique atmosphere at night.
The Barşavma Church, built in the 13th century by Yakubi Aziz Barşavma, is one of the structures that has endured with its conjoined shapes. The church, made of various cut stones, is one of Rumkale’s most impressive buildings. “Seljuk Inn” is another moniker for Kantarma Village. The inn is built out of large cut stones and has a courtyard and a closed off space. The architectural features of the structure indicate that it was constructed sometime in the Middle Ages.
The Nerses Church, which Patrick Nerses had built in his memory in the late 12th century, is another important landmark in the area. This church was the place of prayer for the Armenians inside the walls. The past of the area’s rivers can also be learned by taking part in river excursions in the region. The completely different pleasure of viewing the Rumkale region from the river is especially appreciated.
The roses’ black flowers are what gave Halfet its well-known moniker. The black rose is cultivated in some areas of Halfeti as a consequence of the regional climate.