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Mersin

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Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. It is part of an interurban agglomeration – the Adana-Mersin Metropolitan Area – and lies on the western part of Çukurova, a geographical, economical, and cultural region. The city was named after the aromatic plant Myrsine (Μυρσίνη) in the family Primulaceae, a myrtle that grows in abundance in the area (mersin); the 17th-century traveler Evliya Çelebi wrote that there was also a clan named MersinoğullarıMersin is an important hub of Turkey's economy, and Turkey's largest seaport is located in the city. Mersin's nickname within Turkey is "Pearl of the Mediterranean" (links=no) and the city hosted the 2013 Mediterranean Games. Mersin is the provincial capital of the eponymous Mersin Province of Turkey.As of 2014, the population of the city is 1,071,703.
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Marina
Mersin Marina
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Mersin Forum
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Fountain
Ancient city of Diocaesarea-Olba
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Mersin

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Religious Site
Sabanci Merkez Camii Adana
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Bridge
Tas Kopru Adana
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Adana Merkez Park Adana
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Bridge
Varda(Alman) Koprusu Adana
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Mersin

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Waterfall
Mut Yerkopru Selalesi
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Castle
Girls Castle
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Ataturk House Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Aydincik Tabiat Parki
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

Historic Sites in Mersin

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Church
Alahan ManastIrI
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
CambazlI Kilisesi
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Gulek Kalesi
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Castle
Castle of Gozne
3.4
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Mersin

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National Park
Pullu Tabiat Parki
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
Waterfall
Sunturas Falls
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Water Body
Soguksu
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
National Park
Gumuskum Tabiat Parki
2.0
Duration: 8 hours

Shopping in Mersin

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Shopping Mall
Soli Center
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
Shopping Mall
MarinaVista Alisveris Merkezi
1.8
Duration: 2 hours