General Information
General Information
 
Kayseri is a city located in Central Anatolia Region in Turkey. According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, as of 2015 the population of Kayseri province was 1.341.056. Kayseri has a dry summer continental climate with cold snowy winters and very warm, dry summers with cool nights due to Kayseri’s high elevation. Most famous traditional foods of Kayseri are Pastırma (air-dried pastrami), Sucuk (fermented sausage) and Mantı (Turkish type ravioli) and Yağlama. The city is also well-known for its hand-woven silk and wool carpets.
Mount Erciyes, the top of which is often covered with snow year-round, is both a world class center for winter sports and a cool resort in summer. The Taurus Mountains within the borders of the city, Kapuzbaşı Waterfalls near Yahyalı, and Sultan Sazlighi (the Sultan Marshes) on the same route, over which 250 different species of birds migrate through, are natural wonders as well. Kayseri, in the center of the Cappadocia region, is 80 kilometers from Göreme and the UNESCO Open Air Museum, and 70 kilometers from the Soğanlı Valley. More information about the natural, historical & cultural places worth seeing are given at the below side.