Places to Visit in Refahiye

March 27, 2024
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Refahiye is a district of Erzincan province, located in the eastern part of our country and famous for its Kemah walnut. Located approximately 69 kilometers from Erzincan city center, the district was known as Gercanis during the Ottoman period. This name was used until 1872, then the name was changed to Refahiye by Erzincan Governor Şefik Pasha and it began to be called by this name. The reason why the district is named Refahiye is because the region has a forested area. This name was given due to its lush nature and clean air. It is possible to come to the district by purchasing a bus ticket or plane ticket, depending on your location. Since the elevation in the district is extremely high, the winter season is very cold. Therefore, we can recommend those who have travel plans to this region to come in the summer. Refahiye offers rich options to its visitors regarding places to visit. Before listing these places to visit, we will talk about how to reach the district in detail.

Refahiye district is a district that attracts attention with its deep-rooted history. When you come here, you can come across some important historical ruins. The first option for transportation to Refahiye, one of the districts of Erzincan city, is road and the other is air. Among the road options, the first alternative is private vehicles and the other is buses. If you have a private vehicle, you can download the navigation application to your device and get directions to the area. Travelers who want to come by intercity buses can check the companies that organize bus services to the bus station in the district from where they are. They can go on a pleasant journey by choosing the one that best suits their budget and purchasing a bus ticket. Travelers who plan to come from more distant cities may prefer transportation by air. We would like to say in advance that there is no airport in Refahiye district. Those who want to come by air can choose Erzincan Yıldırım Akbulut Airport, which serves our city of Erzincan.

This airport is located in the Central district of Erzincan city. You can search for companies that operate flights from your city to this airport, choose among them and buy a flight ticket. After landing at the airport, you can take public transportation or consider the taxi option to go to Refahiye district. Since ticket prices vary every season, it is not possible to give an exact price. Refahiye district is also one of the points visited by Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk during the national struggle. Going back to our topic of places to visit in Refahiye, the places you should definitely see when you come to the district include the Central Mosque, Köroğlu Cave, Kadıköy Church, Dumanlı Plateaus, Holy Rock - Roman Warehouse, Refahiye Forests and Cengerli Village Kutlu Hill Ruins. Visitors who plan a trip before coming to the district can benefit from this list of places to visit that we have created.

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Central Mosque

When you come to Refahiye district, the first point you should visit is the Central Mosque located in the center of the region.

There is no information about when and by whom the mosque was built. However, when its architectural features are examined, it is thought to bear traces of church architecture. The top of the building, which was built in a rectangular form, consists of a hipped roof. When you pass into the courtyard of this historical building, which has a single balcony, you will see the Bahattin Pasha Martyrdom.

Köroğlu Cave

Located in the Altköy area of the district, this cave is one of the spots visited by many tourists. If you like visiting caves, you can add this region to your travel list.

To enter the cave, you must use the stone stairs. After entering the cave, there are seating areas that allow you to relax. These seating areas are made of cut stones.

The most striking part of the cave is the tracks that are thought to belong to Köroğlu's gray horse. You can see these traces closely and have a pleasant day. Travelers who do not want to come to Refahiye district with their private vehicle can also get there by purchasing a bus ticket.

Kadıköy Church

The next stop on our list of places to visit in Refahiye is the Kadıköy Church located in the Kadıköy Village of the district.

Many Muslims and Christians lived in Kadıköy Village in the past. Kadıköy Church is a historical building that stands out with its decorations, especially at the entrance. This church, which used cut stone in its construction, has survived to the present day without any damage.

Visitors who want to come from distant cities but do not know how to get there can buy a plane ticket and come to the region with a pleasant plane ride.

Dumanli Plateaus

When you come to Refahiye district, if you want to spend a quiet day alone with nature, you can visit Dumanlı Plateaus.

In the western part of Refahiye The entire area of this area is covered with pine trees. If you wish, you also have the opportunity to pitch a tent and camp in this region, which is among the frequent destinations of nature lovers. Here you can also go hiking and take photos of the natural beauties in the surrounding area.

Sacred Rock - Roman Warehouse

The next trip route on our list of places to visit in Refahiye is the Sacred Rock - Roman Warehouse.

The appearance of the Roman Warehouse located on the north side of the Sacred Rock is quite striking. It is estimated that the structure, which consists of three round buildings in total, dates from Hittite times. We definitely recommend you to see this building, which has a deep-rooted historical past, closely.

Refahiye Forests

When you come to the district, one of the places where you can spend time in touch with nature is Refahiye Forests.

Since the district is completely surrounded by trees, there are many places where you can breathe the fresh air. Especially when you are overwhelmed by the heat, you can visit these forest areas and have a pleasant picnic with your family or friends.

Additionally, by taking advantage of early booking opportunities, you can buy a flight ticket or bus ticket that suits your budget and visit many places more enjoyable by spending less.

Cengerli Village Kutlu Hill Ruins

Kutlu Hill Ruins, located around the Cengerli Village of the district, is the last stop on our list of places to visit in Refahiye.

When you come here, you can closely see historical ruins such as castles, mills and baths from the Byzantine and Roman times. You can examine these historical ruins closely and get more historical information about the district.

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