Where to Visit in Afyon
Afyon (Afyonkarahisar) is a city in western Turkey. It is the administrative centre of Afyonkarahisar. Province and Afyonkarahisar District. Its population is 251,799 (2021). Afyon is in the mountainous countryside inland from the Aegean coast, 250 km (155 mi) south-west of Ankara along the Akarçay River. In Turkey, Afyonkarahisar stands out as a capital city of hot springs and spas, an important junction of railway, highway and air traffic in West-Turkey, and the place where independence was won. In addition, Afyonkarahisar is one of the top leading provinces in agriculture, globally renowned for its marble and is the world’s largest producer of pharmaceutical opium.
The name Afyon Kara Hisar literally means opium black castle in Turkish, since opium was widely grown here and there is a castle on a black rock. Also known simply as Afyon. Older spellings include Karahisar-i Sahip, Afium-Kara-hissar and Afyon Karahisar. The city was known as Afyon (opium), until the name was changed to Afyonkarahisar by the Turkish Parliament in 2004.
The top of the rock in Afyon has been fortified for a long time. It was known to the Hittites as Hapanuwa, and was later occupied by Phrygians, Lydians and Achaemenid Persians until it was conquered by Alexander the Great. After the death of Alexander the city (now known as Akroinοn or Nikopolis, was ruled by the Seleucids and the kings of Pergamon, then Rome and Byzantium. The Byzantine emperor Leo III after his victory over Arab besiegers in 740 renamed the city Nicopolis (Greek for “city of victory”). The Seljuq Turks then arrived in 1071 and changed its name to Kara Hissar (“black castle”) after the ancient fortress situated upon a volcanic rock 201 meters above the town. Following the dispersal of the Seljuqs the town was occupied by the Sâhib Ata and then the Germiyanids.
The castle was much fought over during the Crusades and was finally conquered by the Ottoman Sultan Beyazid I in 1392 but was lost after the invasion of Timur Lenk in 1402. It was recaptured in 1428 or 1429.
The area thrived during the Ottoman Empire, as the centre of opium production and Afyon became a wealthy city. In 1902, a fire burning for 32 hours destroyed parts of the city. During the 1st World War British prisoners of war who had been captured at Gallipoli were housed here in an empty Armenian church at the foot of the rock. During the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) campaign (part of the Turkish War of Independence) Afyon and the surrounding hills were occupied by Greek forces. However, it was recovered on 27 August 1922, a key moment in the Turkish counter-attack in the Aegean region. After 1923 Afyon became a part of the Republic of Turkey. The region was a major producer of raw opium (hence the name Afyon) until the late 1960s when under international pressure, from the US in particular, the fields were burnt and production ceased. Now poppies are grown under a strict licensing regimen. They do not produce raw opium any more but derive Morphine and other opiates using the poppy straw method of extraction.
Where to Visit in Afyon; Karahisar Castle, Ulu Camii, Afyon Mevlevi Dervis House, Baskomutan Natural Park, Frig Valley Natural Park, Imaret Mosque, Afyon Museum, Anitpark, Kocatepe, Suhut Ataturk House, Bedesten Mall, Millet Hammam, Ishakli Caravansarai
How to Go to Afyon
Afyon has an international Airport and bus station. You can directly fly to Afyon from many countries. There are also many options on domestic flight within Turkey. If you want to take a public bus then that is too available from most cities of Turkey. You can also choose to drive up to Afyon in your own transport with many comfortable highways.
Afyon Daily Sightseeing Tour Activities & Afyon Daily Excursions
You can see most popular tour categories in Afyon that Inca Tour Turkey caters for, as below;
Guaranteed Departure Tours Afyon, All Inclusive Vacations Afyon, Adventure Tours Afyon, Airplane Tours Afyon, Biblical Tours Afyon, Jewish Tours Afyon, Islamic Tours Afyon, Black Sea Tours from Afyon, Boat Cruises Activities from Afyon, Bus Tours Afyon, Cabin Cruises from Afyon, Christmas Tours Afyon, Cooking Tours Afyon, Complete Afyon Tour, Conference in Istanbul, Cruise Ship Vacations from Afyon, Cruise Excursions from Afyon, Holiday Package in Afyon, Deluxe Afyon Tours, Eco Tours Afyon, Easter Vacation Afyon, Family Holidays Afyon, Afyon Hotel Reservations, Afyon Daily Excursion Tours, Afyon Culture Tours, Jeep Safaris Afyon, New Year Party in Afyon, Turkish Night in Afyon, Turkish Bath in Afyon, Religious Tours Afyon, Single Tours Afyon, Student Tours Afyon, Tailored Tours Afyon, Trekking Tours Afyon, VIP Tours Afyon, Afyon Bus Tours, Winter Skiing Afyon, Women Art Tours Afyon and Yacht Charter Cruise from Afyon Afyon, All Inclusive Vacations in Afyon, Christmas Tours Afyon, MICE Event in Afyon, Golfing in Afyon, Group Tours Afyon, Honeymoons Vacation Afyon, Afyon Airport Transfer Services, Afyon Village Tour. You can check out our guaranteed departure Afyon tours available. If you are looking for a tailor made tour itinerary and Daily excursions in Afyon, as a DMC in Afyon, we can prepare as you wish.
Inca Tour Turkey is skilled at creating special tailor-made tour itineraries to suit every client’s needs. You can choose from one of our ready-made Afyon tour programs or you can create your own itinerary to suit your clients exact wished.
If you have a small group or F.I.T. Travellers to Turkey, as a Afyon Tour Operator, we are here to help and give you the best service ever.
All Inclusive Vacations in Afyon
Afyon is one of the best destinations for all inclusive vacations all around the World. In Afyon, you will find almost one thousand luxury hotels that offer all inclusive Afyon holiday packages. Some hotels are based on ultra all inclusive providing ultra all inclusive services in Afyon region.
What is all inclusive concept in Afyon?
All inclusive means that you will get breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks interim meals in between. All local alcoholic beverages to include wine, beer, vodka, raki, gin and all cold and hot non-alcoholic beverages served at free of charge that comes through all inclusive concept in Afyon. This includes the facilities of sauna, Turkish bath and such to be at your service at no charge however, any personal treatment service as massage would be an extra.
What is ultra all inclusive concept in Afyon?
Ultra all inclusive means that you will get breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks interim meals in between. All local alcoholic beverages to include wine, beer, vodka, raki, gin and all cold and hot non-alcoholic beverages served at free of charge also some imported luxury beverages such as imported whiskey, vodka etc. that come through ultra all inclusive concept in Afyon. This includes the facilities of sauna, Turkish bath and such to be at your service at no charge however, any personal treatment service as massage would be an extra.
As a Tour Operator in Afyon, we combine daily sightseeing tours in Afyon with this all inclusive concept and provide as a complete tour package. If you are planning a holiday tour to Afyon, one of our all inclusive tour itineraries is definitely would suit you.
Some of our all inclusive tour packages starts from Istanbul with a domestic flight to Afyon as a combined tour package on offer for you to take advantage of. Please check our escorted all inclusive tour packages in Afyon.
If you are looking for a DMC in Afyon, we are here to support you all the way with several different options available.
When you book your vacation in Afyon with Inca Tour Turkey, you will not worry about any unexpected surprises and everything that you desire will be included in your package and in all-inclusive 5 star hotels of Afyon with Inca Tour privilige.
Wedding events in Afyon
Afyon is a unique destination for the ones willing to have a special wedding ceremony. As a wedding planner in Afyon, we provide the wedding venue whether indoor or outdoor, private beach party, henna night, wedding night organizations, complying with groom and bride’s special requests. If you require an equipment company, as an event organizer in Afyon, we would be happy to provide all that you may need such as sound systems, decorations and entertainment along with many other availabilities. We also provide you all kinds of meal menus as per your request including Indian Cuisine with Jain, Veg or Non-Veg options. International cooks can prepare any dish you may like or bring your own chefs for an exclusive feast.
For large wedding groups in Afyon, we can provide private charter flights, yacht cruise from Afyon, private transportation, private sightseeing, private airport transfers, private assistance and decorations and all other exclusive requests to be done by us destination wedding company in Afyon.
The wedding is one of the most special days of the couples and relatives. Our Company ‘Inca Tour Turkey’’ as an International Wedding Planner in Turkey, Afyon, provides the best service for wedding groups for the wedding in Afyon Turkey by combining the culture of each couple anywhere in the world with our culture ‘’hospitality’’ since we attach importance to the wedding will be held in Turkey. We are very happy to share the common joy with the wedding groups of different cultures who came from different parts of the world. Each wedding for us is a new culture and new friends. If you are looking for a destination wedding company in Afyon, we are here to help.
Afyon Conference, MICE and Events
Afyon is one of the best destinations for Conference, MICE and Events. If you are looking for a new destination on your Conference, MICE and Events, as a Conference, MICE and Event in Afyon, we can cater for your needs. We can offer you many different luxury 5 star hotels with all inclusive hotel concept in line with your budget. If you have an enquiry on Conference, MICE and Event, Afyon is a very comfortable place to be. You may have your event in a luxury hotel conference room or select out of our sightseeing activities during your meetings. Or, you can just relax and have sunbath on the beaches of Afyon. As an Afyon event company, we are here to help you with all kinds of enquiries you may have. As a company with over 15 years of experience in the field of Conference, MICE and Event in Afyon, we can cover all your requests and organize your happening in the range of your budget.
Afyon Adventure Safaris & Afyon Attractions
Afyon is one of the most favourite destinations of the world for its adventure activities with its forests and two large streams, mountains, trail paths. As a tour operator in Afyon, we can provide all types of adrenaline filled activities and popular attractions such as Adventure Safaris Afyon, Horse Safari Afyon, Jeep Safari Afyon, Quad Safari Afyon, Paint Ball Tour Afyon, Scuba Diving from Afyon, White Water Rafting as well as Turkish Bath Afyon, Turkish Night Afyon and many more on offer as Inca Tour Turkey, the destination management company.
Afyon by Night
Turkey, as well as one of Europe’s most popular tourist cities attracting Afyon Nightlife, in addition to the natural beauty of life with endless entertainment welcomes millions of visitors each year. Afyon is the number one holiday destination for tourists from all around the world! You can find night clubs that are entertaining to the first light in the morning, small concerts for those who like live music, or rock-filled rock bars for every taste. With Inca Tour Turkey’s exceptional programs, you can get the best of Afyon at night.
Afyon has so many options for entertainment such as Turkish Night in Afyon and if you have any special demand, we are ready to meet.
Afyon Airport Transfer Services
We can provide you private airport transfer services in Afyon. All you need to do is to inform us your arrival and departure times with flight codes and number of your pax.
Afyon Car, Van and Bus/Coach Rental
We can provide you coaches, vans and rent a car in Afyon upon your requests. All our vehicles are fully insured and has brand names that are equipped with all your necessities. If you need a rental company in Afyon, we are happy to provide the best services at competitive rates.
Afyon Airport Transfer Services
We can arrange Hotel accommodation in Afyon, including 3 Star Hotel in Afyon, 4 Star Hotel in Afyon, 5 Star Hotel in Afyon, Boutique Hotel in Afyon or Budget Hotel in Afyon.