Adiyaman Then and Now - A Brief History
Adiyaman (or "Hisn-i Mansur", as it was then known) was originally founded in the 7th century A.D. The Omayyads of Damascus, Abbasids of Baghdat, Selcuks, Mongols, Memluks, and Ottoman Turks had behomed Adiyaman. The bold and beautiful names of Harun ar-Rashid and Alexander the great, grace the city. "Hisn-i Mansur", renamed Adiyaman in 1926, flaunts its Roman, Byzantine and Turkish connection. The Adiyaman Museum exhibits artifacts obtained from the excavations during the Lower Euphrates project.
The present day Adiyaman is a center of agricultural hubbub, its cereals, tobacco, cotton, pistachio nuts and grapes have made a name for themselves. A large number of inhabitants are Kurds. Folk songs and dances are a part of social life while different kinds of meatballs such as "cig kofte, icli kofte, mercimekli kofte and hitap (stuffed hot pie)" rule the dining tables.
Air, rail and land - Adiyaman is totally clued in. Gölbasi district is the primary junction, on the main highway to Malatya, Kahramanmaras and Gaziantep. Rail connections are also made in Gölbasi, through which Malatya - Adana railroad passes. The oil boom, besides hotels, has opened up an airport at Adiyaman.
The Zeus Hotel Kahta Adiyaman, the Eupherate Hotel Mt. Nemrut Adiyaman, the Hans Bardakci Hotel Kahta Adiyaman or the Hans Bardakci Hotel Kahta Adiyaman - exploit the lush greenery of Adiyaman to the hilt. The proximity of the city center and all the modern amenities that you are used to-each and every hotel is a home away from home.