Adana, the capital of kebab, takes to the world gastronomy scene for the sixth time on October 7-9 with its delicious dishes. You can have a unique Adana holiday with your loved ones by taking part in the three-day event where you will kebab to the fullest with the International Flavour Festival.
Adana invites you to an unmatched feast with flavours that appeal to every zest, from Adana pastry to kebab, liver to sirdan, banana milk to bici bici. You can easily find the right one for you among Adana hotels at Odamax, where you can stay for the three-day flavour festival, and book now!
Let’s Wander Around Adana!
You can discover many historical and natural beauties in Adana, from the Pozanti plateaus to the Mediterranean. The 21-arched Stone Bridge, which first comes to mind when Adana is mentioned and connects the two districts, is a piece of work that has survived from the Romans. One of the symbols of the city, the 32-meter Great Clock Tower was built during the Ottoman period and is still the largest clock tower in Turkey. Adana Castle, Adana Train Station, Adana Downtown Turkish Bath and Historical Kazancilar Bazaar are places you must see.
In addition to the historical buildings in Adana, Grand Mosque, one of the most beautiful examples of Seljuk period architecture, the unique Sabancı Central Mosque on the banks of the Seyhan River, Hasan Aga Mosque, which was built in 1558 without a single nail, and the Italian Catholic Church, which was built in the name of Saint Paul and known as Bebekli Church, are worth-seeing places.
Adana Ethnography Museum, Archaeology Museum, Misis Mosaic Museum, Atatürk’s House and Museum invite you to the colourful world of history. Adana Cinema Museum opens many windows from the colourful posters of the movies to the magical world of the stars. In addition to all these, Adana offers many natural beauties.
Let the Flavour Festival Begin!
Adana, one of Turkey’s most delicious cities, hosts the International Flavour Festival. Various workshops, street performances and conferences were held at the festival, in which many international chefs participated in the past years. The mouth-watering feast never stops at the festival, where young chefs compete and flavours that are on the verge of disappearing are brought to light again. You can discover everything you wonder about Adana cuisine at the festival, which is also an activity area for children. Entrance to the festival held in Merkez (Central) Park on the banks of the Seyhan River is free of charge.
Start the Day with Liver, End It with a Pastry
For those who say, “The festival was not enough for me,” delicious options never run out in Adana, which is festive every day. Starting the day with liver, which you can eat in the morning and evening, is a tradition that the people of Adana are used to, especially if it is eaten from the pedlars. You may have doubts about eating liver in the morning, however, liver is one of the first options for breakfast in Adana. The early bird catches the worm, as the saying goes; in Adana, Cigerci (Liver Seller) Kel Mahmut starts the service in the early hours of the morning and most of the time, there is no liver left for lunch. You can taste other types of kebab at Cigerci Kel Mahmut, which is the choice of many people from famous artists to chefs.
The pastry (börek), which we are used to eating in the morning, is the sultan of the night in Adana. Adana pastry is quite famous with its cheese on social media. Vakiflar Riza Börekci is one of the most famous pastries of Adana. Be sure to eat the cheese pastry, which contains at least two kinds of cheese. The pastry service, which starts at 06.00 pm in the evening, lasts until 07.00 am in the morning. If you want to have breakfast with pastry, the right address for you is Levent Börek.
Kebab and Sirdan (Şırdan)
Kebab, the sultan of Adana, is a flavour that you can easily find wherever you step. With its rich presentation and unique taste, Yeşil Kapı Kebab is a very comfortable place for families. In addition to its rich menu, from liver to kebab, from grilled cutlet to chicken with sauce, its endless treats, each with a different festive taste, are also quite diverse.
If you have never eaten sirdan before, when you put aside your prejudices and take the first bite, sirdan will enchant you with all its flavour. Do not leave Adana without visiting Şırdancı Bedo, the place where Sirdan is best made in Adana.
Stuffed meatballs, which we know boiled or fried, are made on the barbecue at Apranti Restaurant. In addition to this exclusive flavour, the eagle’s head kebab made from the back of the sheep is one of the specialties of the restaurant. Don’t forget to drink banana milk from Kazim Buffet, a very needed refreshment on hot Adana days, and to eat bici bici or karsanbaç at Abuzer Kadayif. Finally, in Adana, if you find the cheese pastry specific to the neighbouring province Mersin, do not miss it.