Things to Know

Founded on the deep valley of Bitlis, this city has been a crossroads historically for those traveling on the Silk Road.


Maintaining its historical building footprints with castles, mausoleums, tombs and madrasas, you can find many streets lined with homes from as far back as the Palaeolithic Age while man-made bridges help maneuver through town.


The region has been home to many civilizations throughout history, including the Urartians, Assyrians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Seljuks and Ottomans.


Nestled in the unique geographical niche of Eastern Turkey, home to countless historical sites including Ahlat Tombstones (Ahlat Mezartaşı) which make up an evidence of Tentative UNESCO World heritage List and natural beauties with Nemrut Volcano (Nemrut Yanardağı) and Nemrut Crater Lake (Nemrut Krater Gölü), Süphan Mountain (Süphan Dağı), Bitlis is awaiting its' guests.


Places to Visit in Bitlis