Old Mardin House
This superbly restored late-19th-century mansion sports carved pillars and elegant arcades on the upper floor. Inside, it has a small...
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...
Cercis Murat Konağı
The Cercis occupies a traditional Syrian Christian home with two finely decorated rooms and a terrace with stunning views. Mekbuss ...
Lonely Planet review
Mardin's rambling commercial hub parallels Cumhuriyet Caddesi one block down the hill. Donkeys are still a main form of transport, and look out for saddle repairers resurrecting even the shabbiest examples.
Look for the secluded Ulu Camii , a 12th-century Iraqi Seljuk structure that suffered badly during the Kurdish rebellion of 1832. Inside it's fairly plain, but the delicate reliefs adorning the minaret make a visit worthwhile.