Known as “the city of castles”, Osmaniye is a beautiful and pleasant Mediterranean city, has a texture that connects the east and West of the country.
24 kilometres east from Kadirli district of Osmaniye province, Karatepe Castle is a unique example of defensive architecture as a frontier castle of Adanava - a city state that has existed during Late Hittite Period in Anatolia.
With many ateliers and workshops, Osmaniye, is a centre for traditional handcrafts. World-famous Karatepe rugs, spoons, juniper beads, pine cups, cutlery, ceramics, beadwork and point lace are amongst the main handicrafts.
Etli sac kömbe (meat kömbe) is a pastry with meat dish cooked in ash, between two iron plates. Especially a feast favourite, it is served with ayran (yoghurt drink).
15 kilometres away from Osmaniye city centre, Kırmıtlı Bird Sanctuary (Kırmıtlı Kuş Cenneti) is located along Ceyhan River (Ceyhan Nehri) and provides a wonderful cove for birds with its ponds, trees and reeds.
The people’s suffering, love, passion and longing echoes in folk songs. Osmaniye’s folk songs are songs with stories –the region is famous with bozlak and unmetered uzunhava, kırık hava songs.
10 vibes for Osmaniye
Kastabala Hierapolis Ancient Site; Kastabala, called Hierapolis in the ancient period, is a very important ancient city in Çukurova Region.