Located in the western part of Anatolia, Afyonkarahisar is a city with a significant place in the history and geography of Turkey. It has been a crossroads for travelers from various directions throughout history and was settled by many civilizations, including the Phrygians, Lydians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and Ottomans.
Due to its long name, the city is often referred to as "Afyon" by many official and commercial organizations. Afyonkarahisar played a crucial role in the National Resistance and War of Independence, being the starting point of Mustafa Kemal's "Great March" and the site of the Great Offensive.
Afyonkarahisar's historical importance and geographic location make it a prominent region in Turkey. Its tourism potential has improved due to the development of thermal and healthcare sectors, with many thermal springs and geothermal resources in the area. Visitors can enjoy warm waters that are beneficial for treating various ailments at the city's spas and hotels.
Aside from its natural resources and cultural heritage, Afyonkarahisar is also known for its regional cuisine, including clotted cream, sausage, Turkish delight, and confectionery.