Gaziantep is a large city of 1.5 million inhabitants in southwest Turkey,
about 100km inland from the coast. It is a relatively clean and well-off city. The area around Gaziantep has been settled since prehistoric times and contains a multitude of archaeological sites from all ages. The city itself doesn't have too many old structures and buildings. One exception is its picturesque castle.
The main touristic highlight of Gaziantep is the impressive Zeugma museum, the largest mosaic museum in the world, with 1700m² of mosaics. It opened in 2011 and is focused on the ancient city of Zeugma. The Gaziantep museum of archaeology houses a number of exhibits from the paleolithic period until the Ottoman period.
How to get to Gaziantep
Gaziantep has an airport with flights to Turkey and some cities in Europe. It is also close to a good motorway.
There are several hotels, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.