Atatürk Mansion information
Nestled in the leafy, hilltop neighbourhood of Soǧuksu 5km southwest of Atatürk Alanı, this three-storey, blindingly white mansion (1903) has fine views and lovely gardens. Built for a wealthy Trabzon banking family in the Black Sea style popular in the Crimea, it was bequeathed to Atatürk when he visited in 1924. Don't miss the simple table in the study with a map of the WWI Dardanelles campaign scratched into the wood.
City buses labelled 'Köşk' leave from opposite the post office on Kahramanmaraş Caddesi and drop you outside the mansion (₺2). A taxi will cost about ₺15.