Where to Visit in Ardahan?

Ardahan is a city located in the northeast of the Eastern Anatolia Region, standing out with its natural beauties and historical buildings. Places to visit in Ardahan are:

List of Places to Visit in Arhadan

Ardahan is a province located in the northeast of the Eastern Anatolia Region. Ardahan, located near the Georgian border, is a city that stands out with its natural beauties and historical buildings. Let's look at the list of places to visit.

Çıldır Lake

Ardahan Cilli Lake
Çıldır Lake, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ardahan, is a glacial lake located at an altitude of 1956 meters. The area of the lake is 123 square kilometers and its deepest point is 42 meters. When Çıldır Lake freezes in winter, it turns into Turkey's largest ice rink. During this period, activities such as ice skating, sleighing and fishing can be done on the lake.

Yalnızçam Ski Resort

Ardahan Yanlızçam Ski Resort
Yalnızçam Ski Center, one of the most important ski resorts of Ardahan, is located at an altitude of 1900 meters. The center, which is suitable for activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sledding and snow tubing, welcomes local and foreign tourists every year.

Ardahan Castle

Ardahan Castle
Ardahan Castle is a castle located in the Halil Efendi District, in the center of Ardahan. The castle was built in the mid-16th century by the order of Suleiman the Magnificent.
The castle was built on a rectangular planned area. The city walls of the castle are supported by many towers with square ceilings and polygonal plans. Smooth cut stones (kufeki stone) and Khorasan mortar were used in the construction of the castle.

Devil's Castle

Ardahan Satan Castle
Located in Yıldırımtepe village in Ardahan's Göle district, Satan Castle is a castle built on a rock. Although the exact date of the castle is unknown, it is thought to have been built during the Urartian period.

Aktas Lake

Ardahan Akyaş Lake
Aktaş Lake, located in the Posof district of Ardahan, on the border with Georgia, is a tectonic lake. Half of the lake is within the borders of Georgia. Of the lake's total area of 27 km², 14 km² belongs to Turkey. The lake, with an altitude of 1,798 m, is within the borders of Çıldır district.

Kura River

Ardahan Kura River
Kura River, one of the important natural beauties of Ardahan, starts around Ardahan Lake, passes through Georgia, merges with the Aras River in Sabirabad city of Azerbaijan and flows into the Caspian Sea in Neftchala Rayon.
Kura River is one of the longest rivers in Turkey. Its length within the borders of Türkiye is about 189 km.

Ramadan Bastion

Ardahan Ramadan Bastion
Ardahan is a city located in the northeast of the Eastern Anatolia Region, standing out with its natural beauties and historical buildings. Ramadan in Ardahan is a very special time in terms of both spiritual and natural beauties.

Ataturk Silhouette

Ardahan Ataturk silhouette
In Ardahan's Damal district, at the foot of the Montenegro Mountains, every year between June and July, as the sun sets, the shadow of one hill falls on another hill, creating the silhouette of the Great Leader Atatürk. This natural phenomenon is called "Atatürk Silhouette".

Övündu Caves

Ardahan boasted about the caves
Övündü Caves, located in the south of Övündü village in Çıldır district of Ardahan, are two groups of cave settlements carved into the limestone rock mass.
The caves are located on the slopes of a cliff approximately 100 meters high. The total length of the caves is approximately 100 meters.
27 January 2024
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