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Old Halfeti

Eski Halfeti, Halfeti, Sanliurfa, Halfeti 63000, Turkey
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Touring the old city with boat

The most intresting activity in this place was boat tour over and near the leavings of the city... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Unsalo
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Pretty beautiful

although the place is far from any big city, it is easily reachable from Sanliurfa or Gaziantepe... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Kamran R
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Eski Halfeti, Halfeti, Sanliurfa, Halfeti 63000, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most intresting activity in this place was boat tour over and near the leavings of the city halfeti. Altough it was cloudy rainy day, a constant effective wind outside the boat, the tour was a unforgotable experience forme because feels like a history film...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

although the place is far from any big city, it is easily reachable from Sanliurfa or Gaziantepe, You can take a normal boat which costs around 15 lira or a private boat, private boat is better as you can ask them to stop at the...More

Thank Kamran R
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

You MUST take a boat trip around the lake of Halfeti. A dam was being built and had to flood the the village. The attraction here is that the minaret of the local mosque can be seen protruding from the water. Lots of boat restaurants...More

2  Thank IbnbatutaEngland
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, stunning rock formations, blue water! So serene and calm with great food by the floating resto by the river bank... The boat ride made it relaxing! I will be back to see the black rose!

3  Thank Shem G
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

This tiny village is called a hidden gem of Turkey - and it really is. t's like travelling in time along shores of Euprat - take trip with a boat to see antient architecture, carve up in the steep mountains above your head. And if...More

2  Thank Klaudyna G
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

One of the best places I have been to in Turkey. The almost 3 hour dolmus ride from Urfa to Halfeti offered gorgeous views of hills and churches. Highly recommended!

2  Thank Mysha_Shaikh
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Halfeti is a nice little village on the shores of Euphrates. It was very quiet when we were there any many youngsters tried to get us on a boat ride. It is one of the main reasons why people visit Halfeti and we also took...More

Thank JuergenWDobler
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Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

A view you can not see anywhere in the world. Savaşan Village in Halfeti, Urfa, Turkey. Houses of the village became underwater in around 6months in year 2000, because of water collection between Atatürk Dam and Birecik Dam over Fırat(Euphrates) river.

3  Thank MemedOzkaban
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

Halfeti is a very nice place to visit. Around one hour drive from Gaziantep.Old village with beautiful scenery..Boat tour is highly recommended

1  Thank Carel K
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

We have visited Halfeti with a tour group of 15 people. As a tourist, you should be careful with cheater restaurants etc. Taking a boat tour and seeing the sunken city is a must. But incase someone would like to sell you a black rose...More

3  Thank yaseminb
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therese m
23 March 2015|
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Response from Selçuk Ö |
You will go to Şanlıurfa by plane. It takes 1.5 hour. There are 2 different ways. One is renting a car and drive to Halfeti. I advise this. The other way is using public transport but it will be difficult. Published... More
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