Kayseri City Guide
A Day in Kayseri
Kayseri is a fertile city in terms of places to visit and flavors to taste. It is very difficult to decide what to see and where to rest in just one day. What to eat in Kayseri? What are the historical places of Kayseri? We asked these questions to the locals. Before you plan your day inspired by the guide we prepared based on the answers we received, we want to remind you something. It would be a very good choice to rent a car in order to travel the city comfortably. After renting a car in Kayseri, an enjoyable day shaped by the recommendations of those who know the city awaits you.
Breakfast in Kayseri
There are many different dishes you should experience in Kayseri. For this reason, we recommend that you go beyond the usual breakfast. Menemen in casserole, eggs with bacon, katmer with tahini, yağlama and bread with fenugreek are some of the dishes of Kayseri that you can prefer for breakfast.
Places to Visit in Kayseri
Birthplace of Mimar Sinan, Ağırnas was the first place the locals of Kayseri suggested you to see. Although Ağırnas is a small place, it offers the opportunity to see many of the city's important architectural structures. Your first stop in Melikgazi should be the house where Mimar Sinan lived until the age of 21 and serves as a museum today. Ağırnas was one of the important settlements of Christians in Anatolia before the Turks. Many buildings belonging to Christians who lived in the region made here an important touristic destination. Ağırnas Underground City, which belongs to the period when Christianity was first accepted, is one of the must-see places. Agios Prokopis and Surp Krikor Lusavoriç churches are also among the attractive buildings of Ağırnas.
A Delicious Break
You may want to take your second break of the day in Melikgazi. There are alternatives in Melikgazi that will attract the attention of those who love grill and barbecue. If you intend to have a lunch full of Kayseri delicacies, Kayseri ravioli, Kayseri tirit, çiriş meal, and cıvıklama, which is a very delicious pita, are some of the flavors we can recommend. After a nice lunch, you can restore energy and continue exploring the city.
Seeing the place where Mimar Sinan was born and eating ravioli were the must-do things in Kayseri. Now, it is time to explore Mount Erciyes, which is also a must according to the locals of Kayseri. Erciyes, one of the highest mountains of Turkey, is located 25 km west to the city center. The mountain, which is a ski resort in autumn and winter, turns into a cool plateau as the weather gets warmer and the snow melts. While the city is scorching from the heat, locals of Kayseri come to Erciyes to spend a cool and pleasant day. Erciyes promises excitement to those who love winter sports and an unforgettable experience for nature lovers.
Evening Pleasure in Kayseri
You left behind a tiring but enjoyable day. Would you like to color this day that you will always remember with a nice dinner? If your answer is yes, we have reviewed the prominent flavors of Kayseri so that you do not have difficulty choosing among the alternatives waiting for you. Bacon on paper is a very delicious option for you to taste the famous Kayseri bacon (pastrami) in its simplest form. In addition, sausage meatballs, pöç kebab and tray ravioli are among the dishes you can prefer for dinner.
Nightlife in Kayseri
Kale Roof Bar, located on the terrace of Hilton hotel, is a place that will please those who do not want to end the day early. We recommend the venues where you can relieve the tiredness of the day by sipping your drink against the view of Kayseri for the night. The roof bars of the hotels in the city will be the right choice for this experience. If you wish, there are also entertainment venues in the city where you can enjoy music and dance.