What to do and see in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey: The Best Places and Tips

December 12, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Afyonkarahisar (Turkish pronunciation: [afjonkaɾahiˈsaɾ], Turkish: afyon "poppy, opium", kara "black", hisar "fortress") is a city in western Turkey, the capital of Afyon Province. Afyon is in mountainous countryside inland from the Aegean coast, 250 km (155 mi) south-west of Ankara along the Akarçay River. Elevation 1,021 m (3,350 ft). Population (2010 census) 173,100 In Turkey, Afyonkarahisar stands out as a capital city of thermal and spa, an important junction of railway, highway and air traffic in West-Turkey, and the grounds where independence had been won. In addition, Afyonkarahisar is one of the top leading provinces in agriculture, globally renown for its marble and globally largest producer of pharmaceutical opium.
Restaurants in Afyonkarahisar

1. Karahisar kalesi

Afyonkarahisar, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Excellent
66%
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Karahisar kalesi

Reviewed By Bardangas - Athens

Though not very high it offers impressive 'topographical prominence' naturally sculpted value and cannot be ascended with a motor vehicle. It can be 'clumsily' reached with steps hewn primitively and the very hot summer sunny hours reader the experience taxing (for us the more mature personnel). The vistas are most remunerating as well as the peripheral streets at the bottom. You can observe the town which is among the few Turkish 'genus loci' metaphorically with not unduly adulterated Ottoman Architecture. It is also a 'contrarian' but didactic pilgrimage for the Greeks as the town was of historic military importance in what led to the foundational victory of Mustafa Kemal's against the superficial and dithering expansionist greek plans (1919-1922) in Asia Minor. One of the finest commemorating monuments on Kemal at the foot of the hill. The hill is impressive compositionally, three-dimensionally, culturally and among the natural marvels in its category.

2. Ulu Camii

Cavusbas Mah.Kale Sok., Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Excellent
86%
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5 based on 56 reviews

Ulu Camii

Reviewed By hayesy2015 - Mugla, Turkey

The Selçuk Ulu Cami, built in 1277, is the oldest surviving building in the town.
The magnificent low wooden ceiling of the interior is supported by forty columns with intricately carved capitals.
Again it is usually lock but the caretaker can usually be found close by.
The wood-beamed Ottoman houses, with their shuttered windows surround sit in the surrounding streets. Sadly many are in dire need of restoration due to years of neglect.
None the less, even though the masonry is crumbling and the paint work is peeling away, they retain a certain charm.

3. Afium Outlet ve Eglence Merkezi

Izmir Karayolu 9. Km. | Afyonkarahisar Merkez, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey +90 272 252 57 00
Excellent
41%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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4 based on 201 reviews

Afium Outlet ve Eglence Merkezi

Reviewed By Yakup A - Adana, Turkey

Afiyum is a very nice open pedestrian mall filled with shops and restaurants. It is located right beside Ikbal Thermal Hotel and across from a very nice Özdilek. Needless to say there is plenty to do in the area for a nice day trip whether it is shopping or enjoying some good Turkish food.

4. Park Afyon AVM

Guvenevler Mahallesi, Maresal Fevzi Cakmak Bulvari | 2096 Sokak, No:2, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey +90 272 222 03 03
Excellent
57%
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Park Afyon AVM

Reviewed By nilay k - Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

Sık sık gideriz ailecek zaman geçirmek için uygun mağaza sayısı oldukça çok ancak fiyatlar çok çok yüksek özellikle pastaneler epey uçmuş fiyat olarak pasta servisine bile para istiyorlar

5. Afyon Mevlevihanesi

Mevlana Mh., 03100 Afyonkarahisar, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Excellent
62%
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Afyon Mevlevihanesi

Reviewed By Caztrompet - Istanbul, Turkey

This is the second most important Mevlevi Lodge after Konya the center Lodge of it's term. Actualy a small place but all facilities of a Mevlevi Lodge is existing. You can see the simple life style of dignity. Very well kept and decorated.

6. Imaret Camii

Barbaros Mh. | Afyonkarahisar Merkez, Afyonkarahisar 03100, Turkey
Excellent
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Imaret Camii

Reviewed By hayesy2015 - Mugla, Turkey

The Imaret Cami is located on Kurtulus Caddesi and is notable for its imposing spiral fluted minaret which is inlaid with blue tiles.
The mosque was part of the Gedik Ahmet Paşa complex and was completed in 1477.
The hamam fell into dis-repair but was restored and brought back into use in the late 1990's
The nationalist army's victory over the Greek forces is commemorated with an impressive black column, the Zafer Aniti.

7. Anitpark

Afyonkarahisar Sehir Merkezi, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey +90 272 216 40 16
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4 based on 48 reviews

Anitpark

Reviewed By sandpaperboy - Escondido, California

The city of Afyon is known for cream and Turkish Sucuk sausage. It is also known by most of my traveling friends as one of the cities with the best statue of Ataturk. The city of Afyon has gone all out to highlight the important nature of the city and the role it played in the battle to save the nation from assimilation by Greek and European forces during the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the years following the first world war. The park is more or less a public square with some historical canons and some super-hero like statues of Ataturk and Turkish soldiers. It is a great patriotic place to visit in the heart of Turkey at the crossroads of many of the main roads between Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and Antalya.

8. Afyonkarahisar Museum

Kurtulus Cad. No:96 | Afyonkarahisar Merkez, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey +90 272 215 11 91
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4 based on 30 reviews

Afyonkarahisar Museum

Reviewed By DoganSahin - Fethiye, Turkey

The city is at crossroads linking rest of Turkey. Main Junction of Railways. The relics have been collected from about 40 tumulus, 20 antique settlements in the area, which are the remnants of Calcolitic, Mycenean, Hittite, Frigian, Hellenistic,Roman and Byzantium civilisations. In the open air section colossal statutes of Heracles, Emperor Hadrian type , corinthian capitals, "Door type tomb stela", Nomadic Turkic tombstones and reliefs and many other architectural works can be seen.
The city is named after " Opium Plant", which has been the main crop area since antiquity. In recent past, the city was the main "pow" camp in ww1 and housed many thousands of British, French, ıtalian , Russian etc. pows.

9. Ozdilek Afyonkarahisar Avm

Afyonkarahisar Antalya Yolu Uzeri, Afyonkarahisar 03030, Turkey +90 272 252 54 00
Excellent
28%
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25%
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26%
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8%
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3.5 based on 130 reviews

Ozdilek Afyonkarahisar Avm

Ozdilek Shopping Center —home to many brands—is at its customers’ service, satisfying all kinds of needs from fashion to food, technology and entertainment with the aim of absolute customer satisfaction. All the service points are designed to address customers of all ages, from 7 to 70, putting all efforts to touch its customers’ lives.

Reviewed By explorerfalcon

As you are in the restaurant you may even not know where is restaurant where is cafeteria. For this quality prices very high. When you take a sit by the table in restaurant nobody ask you to serve unless you call the waiter. I ordered the daily special " coban kavurma " i think the brought the food from fridge to serve on my table. I wish good luck for both waiters and customers.

10. Frig Vadisi Tabiat Parki

Afyonkarahisar 03370, Turkey
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Frig Vadisi Tabiat Parki

Phrygians who is Anatolia's old and mystirious civilization, used to live in a valley which is located in Ihsaniye, AFYON .Although an increasingly popular hiking destination, it is still relatively untouched and offers spectacular Phrygian relics.The rugged terrain is exhilarating and highly photogenic. The Afyon-area ruins are the best preserved. You should come and visit this fascinating valley

Reviewed By OsmanUnlu - Denizli, Denizli, Turkey

Frigler tarafından inşa edilmiş mağara evleri ve kağnı yolları çok ilgime çekti. Doğası sanki başka bir Kapadokya. Birçok peri bacası bir arada. İnsan gerçekten çok etkileniyor. Ayrıca burada yeni trekking yolları işaretlenmiştir. Doğa sporları yapabilirsiniz. Bir rehber ile giderseniz daha çok gezer ve bilgi edinebilirsiniz. Çünkü kıyıda köşede görünmesi gereken çok yerler var. Tanıtılmaya muhtaç gizli kalmış güzelliklerden bir yer..

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