|Airport of arrival:||Erzincan Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Erzincan:||1 hour 45 minutes|
One of the oldest cities of culture and history, Erzincan is located in Eastern Anatolia. With a population of 226.032, the city’s roots go back to the period of Urartus; an ancient Anatolian civilization. The city was completely destroyed due to an earthquake in 1969. After the disaster, it was rebuilt and became one of the most beautiful cities of Anatolia.
Like other provinces of Turkey, Erzincan has been home to many civilizations throughout history. Located on Silk Road, the city is full of historical sites and is a combination of urban and natural life. With its cuisine, culture, welcoming people and natural beauties; Erzincan is a wonderful city in Eastern Anatolia.
Erzincan has 9 counties and the provinces such as Malatya, Tunceli, Bayburt, Gumushane and Giresun are its neighbours.
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About the Airport
Pegasus Airlines offers direct flights from Istanbul to Erzincan. Located 9 kilometres away from the center of city, Erzincan Airport has been active since 1988. One of the busiest airports in Eastern Anatolia, the airport also offers many transportation options to the city.
Erzincan Airport offers a comfortable experience for its visitors. As it is the only airport of the city, it manages to provide sufficient service. Airport contains a post office, lunch counter, health center and car rental services.
Transportation from Erzincan Airport to the City Center
There are many transportation options to get to the center of Erzincan.
There are HAVAS shuttles located right outside the airport terminals which offer a trip to the main points of Erzincan. The trip takes 30 minutes and costs 8 Turkish Liras.
You can consider booking a taxi for a faster yet more expensive ride to the city. There are taxis available 7/24 near the airport.
Car Rental Services
If you wish to have a more flexible and comfortable ride, you can always rent a car from the offices located in the airport. Pegasus Airlines also offers car rental services to find the best option for your budget.
The main transportation of Erzincan is provided by buses, minibuses and taxis. You can easily get around in the city as there are lots of stops in the city.
Erzincan has also a special transportation card which is called Can Kart that allows passengers to travel with more reasonable prices.
There is also the option of renting a car to visit the remote places of the city with a more comfortable way of transportation. You can find several rent a car offices around the city.
As Erzincan is an improving city in terms of tourism, there are lots of accommodation options for any type of budget. It is always recommended to book a hotel near the city center to easily visit the attraction points of Erzincan. Erzincan Merkez is the busiest county of the city and it offers a variety of accommodation options.
To acquire detailed information about the hotels and other accommodation options, you can visit hotel reservation page provided by Pegasus Airlines.
Erzincan’s long and rich history has also impacted its cuisine. Food culture of the city is enriched with traditional tastes. The meats of sheep and goats grazing in fertile plains of Erzincan, are an indispensable part of the city’s cuisine. Meals such as doner, sarma, evelik dolmasi and borani are some of the most iconic foods that must be tried.
Erzincan is also famous for its cheese called tulum peynir. This healthy and delicious cheese can also be bought from many bazaars for friends and family.
For further information about the local delicacies, you can check Erzincan Food Guide.
Below, you can find some information which will help you during the process of organizing your trip to Erzincan.
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- Bayburt (129 km)
- Bingol (272)
- Elazig (267)
- Erzurum (191)
- Malatya (362)
Erzincan has a relatively warmer climate compared to other provinces of Eastern Anatolia. Winters are cold and quite snowy and summers are quite hot. If you wish to have a great vacation in Erzincan, the ideal time to visit this beautiful city would be in summer months. June and July are the best months for a trip to Erzincan in summer season as there are many festivals and organizations. On the other hand, if you are planning to visit the city in winter; September would be the ideal month as it will not be too cold.
- Ambulance: 112
- Police Department: 155
- Fire Department: 0446 214 11 11
- City Hall: 444 9 024
Places to see
Erzincan does not only stand out with its historical attractions, but the city is also famous for its natural beauties. Neighbour of Firat River, Erzincan offers a wonderful celebration of its culture, nature and history. One of the most visited attraction points are Ergan Ski Resort, Girlevik Waterfall and Altıntepe.
Erzincan also features a unique experience with its natural beauties such as Dark Canyon. Located in Kemaliye, Dark Canyon is one of the most famous natural attraction points in Erzincan. Usually visited by mountaineers, the place can be visited with a boat trip.
Although there are many attraction points, a two or three days will be ideal to visit Erzincan. For further information about the best places to visit in the city, you can check Erzincan Travel Guide page.