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

July 19, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Midyat (Kurdish: Midyad‎, Syriac: ܡܕܝܕ Mëḏyaḏ or Miḏyôyo in the local Turoyo dialect, Arabic: مديات‎) is a town in Mardin Province of Turkey. The ancient city is the center of a centuries-old Hurrian/Hurrian town in Southeast-Turkey, widely familiar under its Syriac name Tur Abdin. A cognate of the name Midyat is first encountered in an inscription of the Assyrian king Ashur-nasir-pal II (883-859 B.C.). This royal text depicts how his forces conquered the city and the surrounding villages. In its long history the city of Midyat has been ruled by various different leaders and nations.
Restaurants in Midyat

1. Mor Gabriel Monastery

Idil Yolu Midyat Merkez, Midyat(Estel), Midyat, Turkey +90 482 213 75 12
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 123 reviews

Mor Gabriel Monastery

Reviewed By Helena B - Cape Town Central, South Africa

This Syriac Orthodox Monastery is still functioning and in excellent condition. We stayed in Mardin and as there is no public transport to the Monastery we hired a car and driver from Selcuklu Turizm in Mardin at a very reasonable price. It was build in 379 and today the monks still lives there and one is allowed to wander around this amazing stone building and just feel the history surrounds you. It is truly a place where history and spirituality combines.

2. Midyat Old City

Old City, Midyat, Turkey
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Midyat Old City

Reviewed By John H - Brisbane, Australia

It was difficult to find the old city when you don't speak the language (common problem when you go it alone ha ha) The architectural style of the old stone buildings are stunning and it really makes you appreciate the sophistication of that period. You can tour inside a few of the buildings. Well worth the effort to find.

3. Beyazsu

Nusaybin-Midyat Yolu 20. Km, Midyat 47500, Turkey
Excellent
58%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Beyazsu

Reviewed By Heather Y - Derby, United Kingdom

Having visited Beyazsu (white waters) many times before we weren't going to go again this time round. however, we decided on fish for tea so had to drive up anyway to buy several kilos (very cheap compared to here in UK). there are lots of different restaurants to choose from. We only had drinks and snacks whilst taking the time to relax and cool off by dipping our feet in the clear water. The area we stopped at (sorry can't remember the name but about half way down) was clean and very reasonably priced (10tl for a 2.5 L bottle of Fanta, 2 large packs of crisps and two ice creams). There were some local teens (18 - 19 in age) playing volleyball and they came over to talk to my son when they heard him speak English and invited him to join in their game, though my son had never played volleyball they were patient whilst he practised. After 10 minutes or so though I thought it best to let them get on with their game alone so my son came with me looking at all the crabs along the rocks. This was a very pleasant stop off.

4. Virgin Mary Church

Hah Village, Midyat, Turkey
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Virgin Mary Church

Reviewed By Jardzy Z - Ankara, Turkey

Inside you will see how it is different and beautiful. It might be off the route but you should visit that place. People are helping. The architecture is magnificent. Look thoroughly on the animal statues and their symbolism. Make sure you see this place.

5. Suryani Sarap

Isiklar Mah, 211. sokak, Midyat, Turkey
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Suryani Sarap

Mardin Midyat Syriac Wine; classic red, white, mahlepli, reserve draft wine products.

Reviewed By Yener Y

Midyat gerek tarihi dokusuyla gerek insanı gerekse ev yapımı şarabıylacok egzotik bir yer.binalar yipranmadan gunumuze kadar gelmiş. Şaraplar ev yapımı tam kıvamında.korkarak aldık ama sonradan evden sipariş vererek devamını aldık. .

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