Land of prophets! The legendary Balıklıgöl!
Göbeklitepe: The Oldest Temple in the World!
Halfeti: Offering visitors the same tranquil experience for centuries.
A stunning diversity of history, stories and locations!
Home to the historical landmark of Göbeklitepe, Şanlıurfa proudly bears the marks of the all the civilizations that have flourished in the region over the past 12,000 years. A city of culture and history, Şanlıurfa awaits you.
LOCATIONS IN ŞANLIURFA
Located 22 kilometers from the Şanlıurfa city center, Göbeklitepe is the oldest known human structure and center of faith, with a history going back 12 millennia. As one of the most important achievements in human history, Göbeklitepe has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Halfeti is a partially submerged historical town situated 450 meters above sea level. The town’s unmatched landscape offers great opportunities for filming.
Balıklıgöl, the legendary pool of sacred fish where Abraham is believed to have been thrown into the fire by Nimrod, awaits discovery by film producers.
Harran is home to a large number of historical sites, including a barrow, the Temple of Sin, a university, city walls, a fort, and a historical graveyard and houses, as well as numerous baths and places of worship.
The Harran Plain is an excellent location for battle scenes: the stunning landscape will captivate audiences. With its warm weather and thousands of years of history, Harran is an ideal set for action, adventure, comedy, crime, drama, thriller, romance, and supernatural films, as well as documentaries.
Turkish Airlines has return flights from Istanbul and Ankara to Şanlıurfa every day. Şanlıurfa GAP Airport has an international cargo section to accommodate heavy film equipment transferred from any country in the world. Şanlıurfa is also easily accessible by road thanks to a well-developed network of motorways.
ACCOMMODATION IN ŞANLIURFA
There are a variety of accommodation possibilities in Şanlıurfa, from five-star hotels to small guest houses. Historical stone mansions that have been restored and converted into hotels offer an alternative for experiencing Urfa’s traditional hospitality during long shoots.