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Monastery in Deyrul Zafaran

Deyrul Zafaran

The magnificent Deyrul Zafaran stands about 6km along a good but narrow road in the rocky hills east of Mardin. The monastery was once the seat of the Syrian Orthodox patriarchate but this has now moved to Damascus.…
Turkish in Around Mardin

Uğur Alabalık Tesisleri Perili Bahçe

For a leisurely alfresco meal, head to this shady garden by the gushing river. Relish fresh trout, salads from local organic veggies, and içli köfte, and sluice it all down with a glass of local wine) or rakı.