The city is notable for handcrafted copper goods and a special cheese called “tulum peyniri” in Turkish. It is a significant road and rail junction and was once noted for its silverware. Current industries include sugar refining and textile industries.
The city is home to the headquarters of the Turkish Third Army.
Erzincan is a pleasant city to live in. The city is home to 200,000 people. Although it is not among Turkey’s largest cities, it has everything one finds in other cities: museums and galleries, theatres, a university, institutes and libraries.
It offers a wide variety of cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants. Relief from the hustle and bustle of life in the city can be found in the numerous parks and woodland areas, which in some places reach nearly into the city centre.
Historical Buildings & Museums
- Altıntepe – Urartu Remains – 18 km away from the city center
- Abrenk Church (Tercan)
- Mamahatun the TradePalace (Tercan)
- Tomb of Sultan Malik (Kemah)
- Kemah Castle
- Central Mosque – Refahiye
- Directorate of Culture Museum
- Goat Cheese and Wine Festival
- R. Yazicioglu Aviation Festival
- Rafting Festival
- Javelin Festival
- Kemah Friendship Village Festival
- Kemal January Village Festival
- Kemal Festival
- Otlukbeli Festival
- Raisin Festival
- Karakaya Grape Festival
- Ula Honey Festival
How To Get There
AIR: Airport by taxi and minibus taxis provide transportation for the passengers between the city center and airport. The airport is 7 km away from the city center. Airport taxies take passengers to the centre of town (nearly cost 20 Turkish Liras).
Airline companies coming to Erzincan city:
-Arrival first to Erzurum as a nearby city by plane/bus/train, and then 2.5 hours by bus to Erzincan
BUS: It is possible to reach to Erzincan by bus from the capital city of Ankara which takes about 10 hours. There are quite good bus companies.
RAIL: The train station can be reached by minibus and bus line. There are daily trains between Erzincan Divrigi. Also Orient Express operates every day.