Mardin is a city in southeast Turkey and the provincial seat of Mardin Il. It is located on the southern flanks of a large highland that climbs to a height of 3,450 feet (1,052 metres) and looks out over a sizable limestone plateau. The area experiences hot summers and freezing winters, and it receives more rainfall than the lowland plains. The highland’s top is crowned by a Roman castle that was destroyed and rebuilt in the Middle Ages, serving as a reminder of Mardin’s former status as the ancient Marida (Marde, Maride, or Merida). Syria’s Mardin province, which is bordered on the south by it, is primarily an agricultural region where wheat, barley, and sesame are grown. There is a modest cotton and woollen weaving business, and angora goats are raised for mohair.
Mardin, one of Mesopotamia’s “golden triangle” regions, continues to be a popular destination for both domestic and international travellers. This year, hotels anticipate hosting 1 million visitors. People moved to Mardin, where the risk of earthquakes is low, from other provinces, particularly from 11 provinces hit by the earthquakes centred in Kahramanmaraş.
Hotelier Nedim Kaya predicted that this figure would reach 100% after revealing that the city’s occupancy rate is now at 80% this month. Kaya stated that the old city of Mardin is one of the primary destinations chosen by earthquake victims, adding:
“We accommodated the earthquake victims who came to the city due to the earthquake. The second Mesopotamia in the globe is this one. We coexist with everyone in harmony and support.”
Kaya noted that their hotel opened in 2015 and noted that Mardin is a popular tourist destination. A sizable number of tourists stay at the boutique hotel, which has 47 rooms and a capacity of 100 beds. Local and international visitors favour boutique hotels over 5-star hotels. Compared to 5-star hotels, boutique hotels have a different style. The stone is Mardin-Midyat. It keeps it warm in the winter and cool in the summer.