Girvelik Waterfalls, Erzincan
the principal city of its province, lies 688 km eastof Ankara on a fertile
plain. The highly decorated and hand-fashioned copper vessels and wares of
Erzincan maintain a long traditionof the area's fame in metalwork. Bolkar, a
ski slope 40 km tothe west, provides facilities for winter sports-enthusiasts.
Many of the magnificent bronze objects in Ankara's Museum of Anatolian
Civilizations were found nearby at the Urartian site of Altintepe, east of
Erzincan. At Tercan, the round 12th-century mausoleumof Mama Hatun with its
beautifully carved stone portal is wortha detour off the main road. Girvelik,
in the same southeasterly direction, provides ideal picnic spots where you
can eat a packedlunch and relax to the sound of water tumbling over rocks.
Kemaliye, situated on the blanks of the firat river is one of the most
beautiful and green areas in the region. It is known for its lovely
countryside and schenic views; especially popular with trekkers. Kemaliye is
also known for its traditional homes with their artistic detail. Karanlik
Bogaz near Kemaliye is one of the best places for photo safaris, canoeing