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[Plateau Tourism]


ADANA PLATEAUS      


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Local people accommodate in plateaus for a long time as summers are very hot in Cukurova and Adana. Adana Plateaus mainly at a height of 600 meters are popular thanks to their coolness, air with a great deal of oxygen provided by the forests composed of needle-shaped trees and to their natural beauties. As some local people prefer to spend their summers with their families in the plateaus and to commute between their houses and their offices in city centers from here, transportation facilities are convenient. Significant Adana Plateaus are described in the following.


Pedantic-Akcatekir Plateau


The plateau at a 17-km distance to the town Pedantic is on the 95th km of E-90 highway of Adana-Ankara. It is possible to get to the plateau on a vast area on both sides of the highway by intercity buses and buses, minibuses and midi buses from Adana and Tarsus at every hour in every season.

Bruce Plateau has the position of being a district of the city Akcatekir composed by the merge of Akcakoy and Tekir Plateau. It is possible to see all sorts of examples of many architectural styles besides wooden buildings built in harmony with the plateau architecture in the plateau located among pine and juniper trees and orchards.

Ottoman Bastions (Ibrahim Pasha) located at the south and north of the plateau and 2 km to the plateau and The Station for the Production of Wild Goats (Yaban Kecileri Uretme Istasyonu) of the General Directorate of Forest are other places to walk around. Also, Akcatekir Plateau Festival is held on 1st of September.

It is possible to accommodate at tourist facilities in the town Pedantic at a distance of 7 km besides camping in the plateau.


Pozanti-Armutoglu Plateau


It is accessible through a 13-km road between pine and fir trees after turning from the junction of Pedantic-Ankara turning towards the east (Mount Sarmisak).

The plateau completely virgin charms people with its deodar, fir, juniper trees and wild flowers. Because of its location on the sides of Mount Sarmisak, it is also rich in terms of its wildlife. Many springs with frigid drinking water are available in the plateau.

The plateau lacks buildings. It is necessary for those who want to camp to bring their tents and necessary camping equipment and materials for basic needs with themselves.


Pozanti-Asar Plateau


It is accessible through a 15-km stabilized road after turning from the 14th km of the asphalt road toward the towns of Pozanti-Camardi to northwest (to the left). Minibuses from Pedantic are also available.

The wooden and stone plateau houses constructed in harmony with plateau architecture of the area are among pine, fir and deodar trees. Electricity is also available in the plateau.

It is necessary to bring tents and materials for basic needs for camping.


Pozanti-Findikli Village (Plateau)


It is on the 10th km of Pozanti-Camardi highway. It is possible to arrive here by minibuses from the town Pedantic.

The plateau village is located among vineyards and orchards. A village clinic serves in the plateau whose infrastructure is partly completed.

Country restaurants, a coffee and a grocer are available in the plateau.


Pedantic- Belemedik Plateau


This plateau at a 10-km distance to the town Pedantic and 117 km to the city center is accessible through a stabilized road passing through village Anbas.

It is completely virgin with its rich natural landscapes. Wooden and stone plateau houses are available in the plateau located on the bank of River Cakit. There are also a graveyard and buildings used by German staff officiating here during World War I. Wild goats, boars and raptors can be observed in the plateau rich in terms of its wild life.

It is possible to accommodate in wooden and stone plateau houses by the bank of River Cakit. It is necessary to bring tents and materials for basic needs.


Aladag (Karsanti) - Meydan Plateau


It is accessible through a 6-km road from the town Aladag. It is possible to arrive here by minibuses and taxies from the town.

The plateau at a height of 1,700 meters above sea level is among juniper, fir, deodar trees and orchards. There are wooden and stone buildings in harmony with the plateau architecture in the plateau where telephone and electricity are available.

It is possible to camp near the forest area. Country restaurants (predominantly meat on the menu), coffees and grocers furnish services in the plateau.


Aladag Agcakise-Baspinar-Bici and Kosurga Plateaus


It is possible to access these plateaus at a short distance (3-5 km) to each other through a stabilized road.

The plateaus mainly virgin are located among a forest area. Zehli Castle nearby is worth sightseeing.

Those who want to camp should bring their tents and materials for basic needs with themselves.


Karaisali-Kizildag Plateau


It is accessible through a 27-km asphalt road from the town Karaisali.

The plateau taking its name from Kizildag (Red Mountain) is densely visited by local people. The wild life is also rich in the plateau among apple, pear, cherry, and morello and walnut trees. It is possible to go for a walk toward Kizildag.


Feke- Inderesi Village (Plateau)



It is accessible through a 59-km stabilized road from the town Feke.

It is possible to find an authentic village life in the plateau all-located among vineyards and orchards. A village clinic and a gendarme station furnish services in the plateau whose infrastructure is completed. Textiles such as carpets in Yahyali style, rugs and socks are produced and sold by the villagers.

Country restaurants, a grocer and a bakery are available in the plateau.


Tufanbeyli-Kurebeli Plateau


It is possible to access the plateau on the north of the town Tufanbeyli through a 10-km stabilized road.

A puddle for irrigation is available in the plateau completely virgin.

Those who want to camp should bring their tents and materials for basic needs with themselves.


Saimbeyli-Catak Plateau


It is possible to access the plateau through a 3-km stabilized road among orchards after turning to left at the 2nd km of Saimbeyli-Tufanbeyli highway. Transport by city buses is available from Saimbeyli.

It is a pleasant plateau where it is possible to have a picnic under pergolas situated on the trunks and branches of centennial plane trees nourished by small waterfalls flowing from sides of the mountain. Catak Plateau having plentiful springs of running water also supplies the demand for running water of the town Saimbeyli.

A small resting facility under the General Directorate of Forest is also available.


Saimbeyli- Tufanbeyli-Obruk Plateau



It is on both sides of the road at the 35th km of Saimbeyli-Tufanbeyli highway.

The plateau mostly preferred by “yoruks” (nomadic Turkish tribe living on animal husbandry) is completely virgin. Wheat and barley are cultivated in the arable grounds surrounded by juniper, black pine and deodar trees and wild flowers.

The plateau lacks buildings. Those who want to camp here should bring their tents and materials for basic needs with themselves.


Kozan-Horzum and Culluusagi Plateau Village



You come across Horzum Plateau on the 25th km of the highway connecting the town Kozan to the towns Feke-Saimeyli-Tufanbeyli and to the province Kayseri and you come across Culluusagi Village (Plateau) on the 31st km. Transportation by buses and minibuses is available in each season.

Horzum Plateau is situated among pine, plane trees, grape vineyards and orchards. A village clinic is at service in the plateaus whose infrastructure requirement is met and where wooden houses, the most interesting examples of the plateau architecture, are available.

Camping grounds, grocers, country coffees and restaurants are available in the plateaus stated above.


Kozan-Goller Plateau



It is possible to get to the plateau at 40 km to the town Kozan through a stabilized road. It is possible to arrive by minibuses from the town Kozan in summers.

Electricity and telephone are available in the plateau covered with forests and wild flowers.

Grocers, restaurants and country coffees are available in the plateau.