A visit at Karkemish


The archaeological site lies within a Turkish military area on the Turco- Syrian border. Starting in June 2016, the site may be visited by tourists who will have to observe certain security regulations. The ancient town is subdivided into an acropolis (not yet accessible), a lower town (multi-period) and an outer town (7th century BC only). The archaeological park includes excavated monuments in their original conservation state (they are explained through panels) and a rich natural environment, still intact along the Euphrates valley, which can be visited and enjoyed, including the nearby riverine island. Modern Karkamış offers traditional food and crafts. The site is located one hour by car on good roads from Gaziantep airport.

Karkemish map