Pozantı is a district of Adana province, located in the southern part of our country and located on the Seyhan River. Pozanti is a region famous for its springs that stand out with their unique beauty. The district, which is among the frequent destinations of those who want to get away from the city crowds and relax, gets quite crowded, especially in spring and summer. It is extremely easy to reach the district, which has become a center of attention for local and foreign tourists. Located approximately 100 kilometers away from Adana district center, the district stands out with its deep-rooted history. The population of the district, which has hosted many civilizations in the past, is over twenty thousand. It hosts many visitors, especially from cities such as Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara. As it is known, our city of Adana is quite hot in the summer months. The people of the region, who are overwhelmed by the heat, throw themselves into the springs of this district and cool off with the plateau air.
Pozantı has many tourism points in terms of places to visit. Before giving information about places to visit, let's start explaining how to reach the district. In addition to transportation options such as road and air, it is also possible to reach the district by rail from some regions. The first alternative for transportation by road is undoubtedly to come comfortably with your own car. The second alternative is intercity bus transportation. If you are coming with your own vehicle, you can use the navigation service for directions. Visitors who want to come by bus can reach the bus terminal serving in the district. To do this, you can research the companies that provide bus services to this region from your location and buy a bus ticket by choosing the one that best suits your budget. By the way, if you are coming from Adana and surrounding districts, you can use urban transportation options such as the municipal bus.
Another option for transportation to the district is by rail. It is possible to reach the district directly by train from cities such as Adana, Konya and Mersin. Ticket prices and travel time may vary depending on the departure region. The last option to choose for transportation to the district is air. However, there is no airport within the district. Therefore, you need to arrive at Şakirpaşa Airport, which serves Adana. You can buy a flight ticket and go on an adventurous journey by choosing one of the airline companies that fly to this region from your location. After arriving at the airport, you can take a taxi or use public transportation to go to the town. After arriving in Pozantı, wonderful travel routes await you.
Among the most striking regions of the district are Belemedik Plateau, Şekerpınarı and Akköprü, Akçatekir Plateau, Aşar Plateau, Armutoğlu Plateau, Cemal Paşa Mosque, Anahşa Castle and Monumental Trees. You can add these places to your travel list and have a wonderful holiday experience. Well, without further ado, let's start listing the highlights of these wonderful places.
Belemedik Plateau, which has a magnificent view, is at the top of our list of places to visit in Pozantı. You can reach there with your private car or by taking a taxi, which takes approximately 20 minutes.
The plateau is located on the Çakıt River between the Taurus Mountains. There are many activities you can do in this plateau, which stands out with its unique natural view. The region is home to different species of birds and creatures. Here you can go for a walk to explore the surroundings, and if you wish, you can pitch a tent and stay. If you are interested in nature photography, we can easily say that this region is for you.
Şekerpınarı and Akköprü
Şekerpınarı and Akköprü, located approximately six kilometers away from the district, stand out with their wonderful views.
There is a bridge over Şekerpınarı, thought to have been built in the eighth century. This bridge is known as Akköprü. While walking over the bridge, you are accompanied by a wonderful view of the river.
We mentioned at the beginning of our article that the district is very rich in terms of plateaus. One of the places you should not leave without seeing when you come here is Akçatekir Plateau.
This plateau, which is one of the largest springs in our country, is one of the frequent destinations of those who want to escape from the hot and humid weather of Adana. That's why it gets quite crowded during the summer months as both locals and tourists come. When you come to this region, you have the chance to spend peaceful hours in lush green nature. During your visit to the plateau, do not forget to see the İbrahim Pasha Bastion, which is located close to here and reflects the traces of Ottoman architecture.
The next stop on our list of places to visit in Pozanti is Aşar Plateau. Located at an average distance of 14 kilometers from Pozantı, the plateau offers magnificent views. It is dazzling with its nature.
When you come to this plateau, you may feel like you are in a forest area. There are many camping areas in the region, which stands out with its lush nature. If you wish, you can camp here with your family or friends by pitching a tent. However, if you have such an intention, do not forget to bring your food and drinks along with your camping equipment.
Another natural wonder of Pozantı is Armutoğlu Plateau. It is possible to see many different tree species in this plateau, which is approximately 13 kilometers away from the town center.
In this region, which contains many beauties from spruce trees to fruit gardens, the houses made of stone and wood are also quite remarkable. If you want to escape from the heat on hot summer days, you can come here and cool off.
Cemal Pasha Mosque
This mosque, located in the district center, was built by Ahmet Cemal Pasha, who served as the Corps Commander in 1919.
The most striking part of the mosque is the fountain located in the fountain section. The fountain was added after the construction of the mosque. We strongly recommend that you see this mosque, one of the few historical buildings of the district, closely.
One of the places that should be on your list of places to visit in Pozanti and stands out with its historical structure is Anahşa Castle.
This historical castle, located at an average distance of seven kilometers from Pozantı, reflects the traces of the Byzantine period. When you visit the castle, we recommend that you take a close look at the water cisterns inside.
Before ending your trip to Pozantı, we recommend that you take a closer look at the very popular Monument Trees.
The Cedar Tree, located in the Hamidiye Village of the district, fascinates those who see it with its magnificent appearance and an air that says "I did not collapse, I am standing." Another tree is the Walnut Tree. You can also see this tree located in Börücek Plateau closely and take lots of photos.
Photo: Pozantı Municipality