Van City Center Hotels
Van City Center Hotels
There are many historical and natural beauties to be discovered outside the city center in Van. If you are visiting the city for the first time or planning a trip with your children, you can choose hotels in the city center. The hotels located on Central Cumhuriyet Street and Maraş Street are frequently preferred for ease of transportation. The five-star Elite World Van, selected for its proximity to the city center, can help you make your visit a different dimension. Complementing the fairy-tale atmosphere of the city with its neoclassical architecture, Elite World Van offers its guests a luxurious accommodation experience.
If you wish, you can start exploring the city with Van Castle, which is within walking distance of your hotel. This historical building dating from the Urartian Period is considered one of the city's symbols. In this historical castle, there is an open-air temple as well as rock tombs. You can also visit the Bastion of Sardur in the castle and examine the cuneiform inscriptions known to belong to the Urartian King. Don't forget to visit the Historical Van Houses Neighborhood right after visiting Van Castle. This area, which exhibits traditional architecture, also functions as a natural viewing terrace. It is possible to watch the whole city from this point with a panoramic view. After taking a break at Van Cat House, another symbol of the city, you can enjoy your coffee at Elite World Van Coffee Company, and for dinner, you can choose the rich menu of Elite Restaurant. You can make your reservation immediately for a trip you will spend with the hospitality of Elite World Hotel Van.
Van Hotels Far From The Center
If you want a quieter accommodation option, you can choose the hotels around Lake Van. If you are a nature lover, primarily devoted to photography, this choice may make you happy. Because Erçek Lake, which is about 30 km away from Lake Van, is home to different bird species. You can observe many bird species such as flamingos and summer ducks with an early morning walk to Lake Erçek. The Edremit district of Van, on the other hand, includes hostels as well as hotels among accommodation options. If you choose your accommodation in Edremit, you can taste the best flavors of Van cuisine in Edremit restaurants and visit the Giant Dam (Kız Dami) Cave.
Other Places You Should See
Van Fairy Chimneys
This region, called "Vanadokya" by the local people, looks like Cappadocia. The fairy chimneys, which are formed from the rocks ejected by the volcanic Yiğit Mountain, are located in the Başkale district of Van. Vanadokya is 120 km from the center of Van and 33 km from the town center. It hosts a large number of tourists every year. It manages to impress tourists with its tunnels of meters long that have emerged in recent years.
Akdamar Memorial Museum
There is a monumental church on Akdamar Island, the largest island on Lake Van. The building was built as a palace church but later turned into a monastery, was also used as the Armenian Patriarchate for a while. Also known as Akdamar Church, Holy Cross Church, this historical monument is Akdamar Memorial Museum. You can reach Akdamar Island with its unique view by ferry.
The Devil's Bridge over the Ben-i Mahi Stream in the Muradiye district has been built in the narrow part of the canyon. This bridge, 15 meters long and 17 meters high, has an exquisite nature view. While you are in Muradiye, you should not neglect to see the Muradiye Waterfall.
Travertines, located within the borders of the Baskale district of Van, are one of the most precious heritages of nature. Under which the Zap Water flows, these travertines attract as much attention as Pamukkale. So, if you want to add another miracle of personality to your Van trip, Baskale Travertines are waiting for you!