Eastern Anatolia GuideEastern Anatolia is a region in Turkey. It occupies the mountainous east of the country and has the harshest winters. Covering an area in which you can fit in four Switzerlands with still some more room, but with a population of just over 6 million, Eastern Anatolia is all about lonely and vast landscapes of mountainous terrain, with occasional flat-ish plateau inflitrated inbetween. HotelsFind hotels in Malatya, Gyumri, Tatvan, Malatya, Van and more.
Popular in Eastern AnatoliaMalatyaMalatya is one of the biggest cities in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. Malatya is a relatively new city by Turkish standards, although its ancient name, Malidiya, dates back to Hittites, a Bronze Age people of Anatolia. AniAni is a former city in Eastern Anatolia, which at its peak served as the capital of the Armenian Empire under the Bagratid Dynasty, rivaling the most powerful cities of the Middle East. TatvanTatvan is a town in Eastern Anatolia, located on the western shore of Lake Van, which is the largest lake in Turkey.
In Eastern AnatoliaBattalgaziBattalgazi is a town in Eastern Anatolia, north of Malatya. Battalgazi was the original location of Malatya, as implied by its local name, Eski Malatya. VanVan is in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. It is located on the eastern shore of Lake Van, a salt lake which is locally known as Van Denizi. ErzurumErzurum is a city in Eastern Anatolia, and is the hub for visiting eastern Turkey. KarsKars is a city in Eastern Anatolia. It is most frequently visited as a jumping off point for travelers going to Ani, but … DogubeyazitDogubeyazit is in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. When going towards east to Iran, this is the last Turkish town you'll come across. HakkariHakkari is a city in Eastern Anatolia, in the far southeastern corner of the country. ElazigElazığ is a city in eastern Turkey. A small city in eastern Turkey, Elazığ has a population of approximately 200,000 people. ErzincanErzincan is a city in Eastern Anatolia. After suffering from powerful earthquakes, it has undergone a process of renewal and has become a modern city—Erzincan is one of the most orderly cities in Turkey. DarendeDarende is a town in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. It's one of the towns that was located on the Silk Road. TunceliTunceli is a city in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. Tunceli, home of 31,600 people, is surrounded by Munzur Mountains, which are considered holy by locals, most of whom are Alevis, the largest non-Sunni Muslim group in the country. MuşMuş is a city in the east of Turkey. Vangölü Express, which departs twice a week from Istanbul's Haydarpaşa station, connects the town with Ankara, Kayseri, Sivas, Malatya, and Elazığ among others on its way to Tatvan.
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