Nemrut (Adıyaman Province) – located 14 hours (via car) or 1 ½ hour flight east of Istanbul, this is a magnificent historical site located on the eastern Taurus mountain range and the 8th Wonder of the World bearing the most valuable monuments of the Kingdom of Commagene. Situated on the Arsameia antique road, Nemrut, 2,206 meters in height, looms over the whole territory encompassing the Firat river crossing and plains. The tumulus and sanctuary include also stone carvings of gods. The eagle head is one of the most well-known and intriguing carvings. UNESCO has inscribed Mount Nemrut on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987 and called the site the 8th Wonder of the World. Note: the road to the summit is only open from mid-April to mid-October because of heavy snow the rest of the year.
Tour companies that provide excursions to this site are: www.alaturkaturkey.com; www.goreme.com; mesopotamiaturkeytours.com; www.nemruttours.com; www.tours4turkey.com.