Cercis Murat Konağı
This superbly restored late-19th-century mansion sports carved pillars and elegant arcades on the upper floor. Inside, it has a small...
Forty Martyrs Church
This church dates back to the 4th century, and was renamed in the 15th century to commemorate Cappadocian martyrs, now remembered in...
Yes, it is possible to get a cold beer in old Mardin. Either retire to the expansive terrace for views all the way to Syria, or grab an...
Lonely Planet review
The Cercis occupies a traditional Syrian Christian home with two finely decorated rooms and a terrace with stunning views. Mekbuss (aubergine pickles with walnut), kitel raha (Syrian-style meatballs) and dobo (lamb with garlic, spices and black pepper) rank among the highlights. Dive into the meze platter (TL35) for a taste of everything that's good. Try and book a couple of days ahead, or drop by at lunchtime and book for dinner. Wine and beer are also served.