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Adana is an 800-year-old city in the Anatolia region of southern Turkey. The city overlooks the Seyhan river and is a great location for exploring nearby historic sites and ancient ruins by hire car, plus visiting destinations like Mersin, Gaziantep,Kayseri and Antalya.
If you’re travelling to Adana via Adana Sakirpasa Airport then it’s a four-mile journey by rental car into the city. En route you can stop off for a walk along the turquoise waters of the Seyhan river, which is the longest river in Turkey and flows into the Mediterranean.
There are various hire car providers to suit your budget and preferences, including Budget, Alamo and Enterprise. Many offer extras like free cancellation, unlimited mileage and shuttle services to your rental car.
Highlights of Adana include the Adana Archaeology Museum, one of the oldest museums in Turkey, the Great Mosque, Ulu Cami, an impressive 16th century building that includes some of the world’s finest examples of Islamic calligraphy, and Buyuk Saa, a historical clock tower that is the tallest in Turkey.
A 62-mile drive from Adana by rental car is Taskopru, a Roman trade bridge that crosses the Seyhan river and is thought to date back to the second century AD.
A 380-mile drive away is Antalya, a vibrant resort city on the Turkish Riviera. It was once an important Roman port and remnants of its rich history can be found in sites like the 130 AD Hadrian’s Gate and the 2nd century Hidirlik Tower. It also has a scenic yacht-dotted harbour.
Turkey is fascinating to explore by hire car due to its ancient cities, soaring mountains and turquoise seas. Bear in mind that there is a zero alcohol limit when driving in Turkey. Cars on roundabouts don’t have right of way and must give way to approaching vehicles. Police stops are common on motorways and your rental car may be routinely inspected. Make sure you familiarise yourself with Turkey’s driving laws before visiting.
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