Afyonkarahisar, located in the Inner part of the Aegean Region, is a crossroad on the west side of Anatolia. Afyonkarahisar has an important place in the minds of those traveling from east to west and south to north.
Throughout history, Afyonkarahisar played host to many civilizations. It was first settled by the Phrygians, followed by Lydians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans before it became a city of modern-day Turkey.As the name Afyonkarahisar is very long, many official and commercial organizations often refer to the city as “Afyon” by using a filler word strung between two words.
Afyonkarahisar is an important city in our nation’s history. It also has a significant place in the National Resistance and War of Independence. We need to remember that Afyonkarahisar was the starting point for Mustafa Kemal’s “Great March,” and where The Great Offensive took place, as well as being connected to victory through faith and love towards the Nation.
Afyonkarahisar province is among our prominent regions owing to its historical importance and geographical location. The region's touristic potential has improved with the development of thermal and healthcare sectors, which are aided by important geothermal resources throughout Turkey.
Afyonkarahisar is home to a series of thermal springs with high concentrations of minerals used for healing. These natural resources, along with its hotels and spas, make it a prime location for those in search of warm waters that can be beneficial in treating ills.
In addition to its rich history and culture, the city is also known for a variety of regional dishes. Afyonkarahisar is well-known as the homeland of clotted cream, sausage, Turkish delight and confectionery.