The national capital Ankara is located 240 miles (386 kilometers) northwest of Mersin.
When it comes to getting the best out of your vacation, it's worth keeping in mind that Mersin is just just the start; Eastern Mediterranean Coast has been blessed with an abundance of scenic and cultural delights. Erdemli, lays 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast, while Limonlu lies 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast.
Travelers longing for quiet places of quiet contemplation, will relish the chance to visit the region's many mosques. If the weather makes you want to head indoors, take a trip to Eastern Mediterranean Coast's art museums and history museums.
There are many ways to get active in the outdoors around Mersin. Hiking and caving are just two popular ways thrill seekers here can get their thrills. If you like spending time with like-minded travelers, Mersin offers plenty of specialized tours such as guided nature walks.
Whether you're taking the most popular route or heading off the beaten path, picking up some Turkish phrases will bring out the smiles in those you meet. "Benimle dans eder misiniz?" is good to know. In English, it means "Would you like to dance with me?" One more handy example is "Nerelisin?" (Where are you from?).
When the time comes to leave Mersin, pack up your camera and mementos, spend your last of your liras on last-minute souvenirs, and bid a fond Hoşçakal (farewell) to this spectactular spot.