Southeast Turkey is where Mardin, a city and county seat, is situated. It overlooks a vast limestone plateau from its location on the southern slopes of a broad highland that rises to a height of 3,450 feet (1,052 metres). The region receives more rainfall than the lowland plains and has hot summers and frigid winters.
A Roman stronghold that was demolished and rebuilt in the Middle Ages stands as a reminder of Mardin’s past position as the ancient Marida at the top of the hill (Marde, Maride, or Merida). Late in the eleventh century, the Seljuq Turks took Marida, and Sultan Selim I annexed it to the Ottoman Empire in 1516. Both the Seljuq-era Ulu Cami (Great Mosque) and the 14th-century Sultan sa Medresesi are still standing today.
Mardin, which has a long history and will welcome 2 million 700,000 tourists in 2022, has developed into a significant cultural and tourism attraction. Zgür Azad Gürgör, president of the Mardin Tourism and Hoteliers Association, said:
“Seven hundred thousand people stayed roughly. Nearly 2 million people entered and left the building. We anticipate having more than 1 million accommodations by 2023.”
Mardin has evolved into one of the centres of attraction, especially in recent years, having contained thousands of years of history by blending several religions, dialects, and civilizations in one pot.
Locals and visitors alike pay particular attention to the buildings in the “Old Mardin” neighbourhood at the foot of Mardin Castle. 2 million 700,000 people came to the city in 2022, and 700,000 of them stayed in hotels.
The target for this year, according to zgür Azad Gürgör, President of the Mardin Tourism and Hoteliers Association, is to accommodate one million visitors. “2022 was a fantastic year for tourism in Mardin. 700 000 people or so were accommodated. The facility saw about 2 million visitors come in and go out. Our guests said they were entranced.
Mardin is a city that appeals to people of all races and demographics. There used to be a tourist season around specific times. However, it is now dispersed year-round. Even though it is January, we are still receiving inquiries and having visitors. We anticipate having more than 1 million accommodations by 2023.”