Trendy cafes, fantastic museums and a scenic riverside setting make Eskisehir one of Turkey’s most enchanting cities. Venture further afield to find some of the country's best-preserved Phrygian ruins and ancient Hittite sites.
Things to do in Eskisehir Province
Eskisehir is set on the Porsuk River and anchored by Odunpazari, an atmospheric Old Quarter filled with cobblestone alleys and elegant houses. There are also lush parks, fantastic restaurants and lively nightlife venues to discover. In summer, you can cruise down the river on a gondola.
The City Museum is Eskisehir's signature attraction, home to Neolithic artefacts, Hittite tablets and Byzantine coins. It also houses the Museum of Contemporary Glass Art, which features mesmerising works from over 70 local and international artists.
The Yazilikaya Valley offers a glimpse at Eskisehir's ancient past. It cradles Phrygian ruins like Dogankale, also known as “Falcon Castle”, home to rugged rocks and primeval caves. Don't miss Yazilikaya, a Hittie rock sanctuary known for its open-air chambers.
Travelling with kids? Visit Sazova Park, home to a magnificent fairy-tale castle reminiscent of Disneyland, where you can enjoy a pirate ship, miniature train and huge dinosaur slides. The park also has an aquarium, planetarium and zoo.
Getting around Eskisehir Province
Eskisehir is easy to get around on foot, with plenty of pedestrian thoroughfares and bridges. The city is also serviced by an efficient tram system, "dolmus" minibuses and taxis. Local buses run throughout Eskisehir Province and to nearby cities like Bursa, Ankara and Istanbul.