|Home Stay at Eski Kahta and Walk to Nemrut - HomeStay Turkey|
At Kommagene we believe in responsible tourism that allows the traveler to visit remote and unspoiled parts of Turkey’s southeast.
Using home stays, we ensure that the full benefit of tourism goes directly to the community, while at the same time ecologically sound practices are encouraged in order to limit the impact that visitors have on the environment. Finally, at Kommagene our major concern is to keep the culture of the Kurdish tribes intact, and we therefore take great care that all guests are aware of local cultural practices, and issue guidelines for all to follow.
Eski Kahta is the oldest place that kommagene has lived. The village is just opposite of old castle ( eski kahta kalesi ), while you are staying in village you can take a free walking tour Old Castle. Eski Kahta older name is KOCAHiSAR .
The village of Kocahisar, 70km/43mi northeast of Adiyaman, is a convenient spot from which to visit the Mameluke fortress of Yeni Kale, built on a narrow mountain spur high above a Seljuk bridge spanning the Kâhta Çayi gorge. The complex was constructed on top of earlier foundations by Kara Sonkar (Governor of Aleppo, 1286), being altered and extended at the end of the 13th century and in the mid 14th century Water was brought up from the Kâhta Çayi via a stepped passage-way and stored in a cistern. For the "express" delivery of messages carrier pigeons were used, notably during Sultan Kala'un's decisive battle against the Mongols at Homs (1281).
Eski Kahta village is 25 km to Cendere bridge, 18 km to Nemrut mountain, 5 km to Arsemia, 2 km Selcuk Bridge ( euphrat river) .
So while you are staying in village you can visit kommagene sites by walking, you can rent a bicycle , you can cycling, you can join the tours that are running and passing from Eski kahta everyday.
While you are staying in Eski Kahta you can make a picnik just 2 km from village on Kahta river which is a small part of Euphrates, and on summer of course you can swim as all local people swims in this nice river.
Your stay in village accommodation will begin with a welcome talk in which the local culture and history is explained in detail.
During your time with your host family, you will get the chance to learn how to milk a sheep and try your hand at making bread over an open fire. Furthermore, a guided walk of the main points of archaeological interest in the village to Eski Kahta Kalesi is also included.
While accommodation is basic and facilities are shared, the families in the village go out of their way to make your stay an unforgettable experience.
Stay with a family on their smallholding to enjoy local hospitality at its best. Dine sumptuously before reclining on soft woolen beds to sleep. In the hot summer months, sleep under the stars, spending the night outside as the villagers do, with spectacular views across the Mesopotamian plains towards Nemrut. In the winter months, snuggle under handmade quilts around ecologically friendly dung burning stoves.
HOME PRODUCED FOOD
All of the food you eat is home produced. The bread is made each morning over a fire. The bulgur wheat (served instead of rice) comes from the family’s wheat field and has been processed at home. The cheese, yoghurt, ayran, butter, and milk come from the family’s sheep and cows. Vegetables and fruit are grown in the kitchen garden. The family’s chickens provide both eggs and meat.
A full breakfast and a spicy local dinner are included in this package. The cost is €25 per person. Discounts for groups of three or more are available.
Either taken at the home stay, or as a packed lunch for tours and walks, lunch costs €5 per person
If you want enjoy village life, sheep milking, sleep under the stars opposite of Nemrut, make your own trip to Kommagene sites, and enjoy all beauty of Kommagene kingdom and Nemrut mountain . Than please contact us.
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