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Sanliurfa is located in the south of Turkey. It is a very old town - known as Edessa in Roman and Greek times. And according to some it is where Abraham was born.
No wonder that there is a lot to see and do if you are looking for historic sights. Mevlid Halil mosque, with the cave of Abraham and the citadel with its Corinthian columns are highlights. Take a minibus to visit Job's cave at Eyup Peygamber. While you are in the area, make sure to visit Harran, 40km south to the Syrian border and see the dome shape house and other archeologcial sites.
You can also start your trip (expedition) to Nemrud Dagi in Sanliurfa, although it may be easier to do so from Adıyaman (90km north) and Kahta. While driving from Sanliurfa to Adıyaman, make sure you stop at the Atatürk's Dam (30km N of Sanliurfa) and take a tour to the dam which was built over the famous Ephrateus River.
In the neighbourhood of Harran Oteli you may find some nice traditional restaurants - but without alcoholic drinks. Also make sure go to Turkish Hamam (bath) at the same hotel, it is a famous place. The only place in the City- Centre where you can get served them is the Hotel Harran Bar.