Mersin, in southern Turkey, is bounded on the west by Antalya and Adana provinces. The provincial capital is Mersin, while Tarsus being the other major town.
Mersin, with its beautiful palm lined avenues, city parks and modern hotels, it's one of the most modern areas inside the country. It also has close access to historical sites. There are various beaches which are excellent getaways with opportunities for swimming or surfing depending on your skill level. The province also includes a Free Trade Zone where businessmen thrive.
Mersin is an intriguing cultural melting pot. Saint Paul, the first Christian apostle, was born in Tarsus which is 25 kilometers away from Mersin. Tarsus has inherited 6 thousand years of culture that were accumulated over time. Archaeological excavations conducted at Yumuktepe tumulus in Mersin show that the city was first built 9 thousand years ago.
Around 100 surrounding ancient cities scattered around Silifke feature a unique heritage, with Romang-Byzantine influences which we can find together.