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  • 10 vibes for Siirt

    like locals

    Visit the Gerra Inn, which is probably as ancient as the King’s Road, adorning the banks of Botan Stream.

    See the rock-carved “cas” houses featuring magnificent stonework.

    Stroll through labyrinthine streets reached via narrow, decorated passages called Sabat.

    Visit the Tomb of İsmail Fakirullah, included in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its light refraction mechanism.  

    Dine on Perde Pilavı, cooked with almonds in copper pots, and served especially for guests.

    Taste Tayfi grapes, a variegated, sour grape that grows on the edge of the Botan Stream.

    Sample the nutritious Siirt pistachios, which are rich in vitamins and minerals and do not elevate cholesterol.

    Purchase bars of the regional Botan or Bıttım soap, considered beneficial for hair and some skin disorders. The soap is made from the oil of the wild pistachio tree.

    Discover handmade 100% wool Siirt blankets or Jirkan rugs – which can keep you warm even at -30 degrees.

    Immerse yourself in the music created by the coppersmiths’ hammers while strolling in the Coppersmith’s Bazaar.