Bitlis

View of Bitlis from the castle
View of Bitlis from the castle

Bitlis is a beautiful, unassuming, eastern Anatolian city, nestled in the middle of a green oasis. It lies on the steep-sided valley of River Bitlis, which is a tributary to the Tigris River. This small resort town happens to be the capital of Bitlis province and can be reached by road (1504 km from Istanbul) and also by air (nearest airport at Mus).

Situated at an elevation of 1400 meters above the sea level, the city's aesthetic appeal is enhanced by the rows of green Walnut trees that surround it. If you want to spend a few quiet days away from the hustle-bustle of the city, Bitlis is just the perfect spot for your vacation.