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What a pleasant surprise we had. It is must see if you are around the area. It is so beautiful. I... read more

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Mehtap Y
Ankara, Turkey
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Must see!!!

This is the best place to see in the area!!! Especially the graveyards with real human bones!! is... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
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Town of Dara between city of Nusaybin and City of Mardin | Nusaybin Cd/D955, Mardin, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise we had. It is must see if you are around the area. It is so beautiful. I specially loved the sunken city.

Thank Mehtap Y
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

While the ruins themselves are wonderful to see, we were incredibly unprepared for our visit (we rented a car and went on our own without a tour) and were therefore unable to see everything. If you do the same, you should allot a significant amount...More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This is the best place to see in the area!!! Especially the graveyards with real human bones!! is amazing. Despite the poor facility, the place next to it serves very refreshing "ayran" and delicious "gozleme".

Thank seziyana
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Dara was an important border town in various periods of history, especially during the Sassanid period. It preserves a beautiful necropolis and church in an evocative place that deserves to be further excavated. The entrance is free and is located with a small detour on...More

1  Thank Turkeyloverpaolo
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

One of the uniqe place worth to see. From ancint city ofPerssian and Bazantines Empire They are still working on it Soon will be very well known place. Kids are very helpfull there

1  Thank marikoglu
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

A bit long drive from mardin town, but worth to see if you have time and a car. No need for a guide.

Thank Family H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

they were awsome lovely girls that they said all history of the place all europen and us guys your granddads was living here for thosunds of years make yor search you ll hit the story unbelievable . amazing i live in new york but forget...More

Thank mustangy_nyc
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's a little out of the way,you need car to reach here,I don't know about transport options.Ruins are mainly cemetaries,it looks little like Cappadocia.You should also visit water cistern nearby the main ancient city site.

Thank Burak C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A must see. Well kept with an information office sometimes opened. A bit of a journey from Mardin,but interesting en route. Please do NOT venture close to Syrian border

Thank jayhelston1234
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is Mesopotamia. The ruins are worth visiting just from a historical perspective, and the necropolis is impressive and fully excavated. The cisterns too are an engineering masterpiece, but don't expect to see the city, most of which lies beneath the soil and silt of...More

Thank Jonathan H
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