Midyat, a town of Mardin, is known as the meeting point of religions and tongues. Mardin Midyat, one of Mardin’s largest and most populous districts, is one of the most developed districts in the Southeast Anatolian region.
Mardin, famous for its historical texture of the Southeastern Anatolian Region, is located in a geographical area that hosts the oldest civilizations of world history with respect to its location. The first written information about Midyat, the most important district of Mardin, along with Nusaybin and Kiziltepe, is a tremendous region established on the historical Silk Road extending back to the 13th century BC.
During its history in the ancient Mesopotamia, the oldest settlement in the world, Midyat is dominated by many civilizations such as Sumerians, Assyrians, Urartians, Macedonians, Persians and Romans. Stone processing, silverworking, copperwork, kilim weaving, fabric dyeing, pottery and jewelry are still important values of Mardin Midyat.
Known as the city of languages and religions, Midyat is located about 1.5 hours from the city center of Mardin. After reaching Mardin, it is possible to reach Midyat by minibuses and buses. If you want to reach by air, most of the big cities have flights to Mardin. It is possible to reach Midyat either from the center of Mardin or from the airport. It is also possible to reach the cities like Şanlıurfa and Diyarbakır in the vicinity of Mardin by rail.
You can use some special companies like Yeni Midyat Turizm, Marsoy Turizm and Seyitoğlu Turizm which can service all day and almosy every 10 hours bus services. If you want to come to Midyat with your private vehicle, you can follow Ankara-Kayseri-Malatya-Elazığ-Diyarbakır-Mardin-Midyat or Ankara-Adana-Gaziantep-Şanlıurfa routes.
Mardin – Midyat, which is the meeting point of religions and languages, is known as one of the most developed districts of Mardin and Southeast Anatolia region. If you come to Midyat for touristic travel, remember to examine the stone carving art (Nahid), which adorns the Midyat Houses, which are unique to the city and whose name comes from Midyat.