The first boutique hotel in Gaziantep

Antique Belkis Han is a real magic masterpiece of the 19 th century, situated in the heart of the old city of Gaziantep, which is one of the oldest commercial center in the world. The hotel is conveniently located in a fantastic and handy surrounding. It is a walk of 5 minutes to the Famous Bazaars, Turkish Baths, Museums and Mosques. In Belkis Han you POST into the Turkish generosity and hospitality. 20 km from International Gaziantep Airport. It is in city center. Luxurious and authentic 4 guest rooms furnished and supplied with every feature a quest demands in an oriental house. A professional friendly staff offering the best required services.

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Antique Belkishan is a real magic masterpiece of the 19th century, situated in the heart of the old city of Gaziantep. Antique Belkishan is a real magic masterpiece of the 19th century, situated in the heart of the old city of Gaziantep. One of the two Cellar is restoated as a Bar. You can have special Turkish wines whenever you like. The roof floor is organized as reading room with many special books. You can have Turkish Coffee with many special books. The other Cellar is restaurant where you may have special regional breakfast and delicious Gaziantep meals.


Boutique Hotel İmages

7. Sloven Sanatçılar Gaziantep Çalıştayı - 2015 / Gaziantep Workshop of Slovenian Artists - 2015


About Gaziantep

About Gaziantep

Gaziantep is the city in southeastern Anatolia and it is the sixth largest city in Turkey. Its population, economical situation, tourism potential, and Greater Municipality make the city metropolitan. It connects Southeast Anatolia to the West with highways and railways at it is the center of them and as its airport has become international, the flow of goods, services and visitors has increased. 1/4 of its land area consists of fertile areas, and some part of which have been irrigated by the Euphrates River. In these area of Gaziantep industries whose economical value is very high include pistachio nuts, olives, cooton, grapes, red peppers, flax, lentils, and cereal grains like wheat and barley. Gaziantep is the gateway of GAP geograpically, and with its industry, the trade volume has helped to develop GAP. Economically it effects 18 other cities. Gaziantep is one of the oldest centers that reflects the culture of human societies. Its history goes back to 4000 B. C. Gaziantep is a war-veteran cith in which you can relive the past and the present through its historical, touristic and natural beauties, memories of the Independence War and Antep Defence, high plateaus, plains, ruins delicious meals, unique handicrafts, mosques, tombs, Muslim Theological Schools, Antep Houses, Turkish Baths, and Caravansaray.



  • Gaziantep is located at a point where Mediterranean and Southeastern Anatolia intersect. Gaziantep is a border cith to Syria. Most of its land is located in the east of Southeastern Anatolia and one part is located on the east of Mediterranean.
  • Gaziantep is 6216 square km. It covers approximately 1% of Turkey's land area.
  • The altitude is 850 m. above sea level but it ranges between 250 and 1250. 52% is mountains and 27% of the land is plains.

General History of Gaziantep

General History of Gaziantep

Location has had great importance in the history of the settlement of Gaziantep. Our region is located between Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean, where the first civilisations were born and it is at the intersection of the roads coming from the South and from the Mediterranean going to the East, the North and the West. Therefore Gaziantep gives direction to history and to the present Gaziantep has been the living area and meeting place beginning from pre-historic eras. The historical Silk Road passed through Gaziantep, which helped prolong our cities importance and ensure its livelihood. The historical periods of Gaziantep are chalcolthic Paleolithic Iron, Hittite, Mede, Assyrian, Persian, Alexandrian, Selencid Roman, Byzantine, Islam-Arabic, Islam-Turk periods. It is possible to see the signs of all these periods even today. The old town known as Ayintap, is located 12 km to the southwest between Duluk Village and Karahoyuk Village. According to the archeological diggins, remains of Stone, and Copper Ages, show that this region is one of the oldest settlement areas in Anatolia. Gaziantep was under the reign of the Babylonian Empire for some time, then in the 1700's B. C. became a Hittite town. "Duluk Town" was important as a religious center for the Hittities. Islam spread throgh to Anatolia from here. Hz. Okkesiye, who saw Hz. Mohammed's seal and kissed it and was one of his inspiration clerks, was found on a hill which is near the Nurdagi town of Durmuslar. Gaziantep and its surroundings was governed by Asur, Med, Persian Empires between B. C. 700 and B. C. 546. After Alexander The Great conquered Persia it was then governed by the Romans, until A. D. 636, when it was taken by the Byzantines. During the conflict of imposing Islam from the Arabic peninsula in the time of Hz. Omer, the Muslim Army captured the Gaziantep region and Hatay from the Byzantines. So the people iving in this area accepted the Islamic Religion in 639. Soon after this Syria and Antakya were governed by Islamic forces and they were taxed. So the famous Omeriye Mosque Of Gaziantep was constracted to symbolize the victory. After the Battle of Malazgirt in 1071 a Turkish government was set up which was under the Seljuk Empir. The town, which was demaged by Mongols in 1270, was latter conquered by the Dulkadirogullari (1389), and the Memluklular (1471). After the Mercidabik (near Kilis) war against The Memluks by Yavuz Sutan Selim in 1516, Gaziantep and its surroundings were conquered by Ottoman Empire. During the Ottoman period lots of mosques, religious schools, small mosques, khans, and baths were constructed. The town made improvements on production, trade and handicrafts. Evliya Celebi, who visited this region in 1641 and 1671, says that there were 22 streets, 8 thousand houses, about 100 mosques, religious schools, khans, baths and covered bazaars. After the end of the First World War, Gaziantep was occupied first by the English then by the French. The GAziantep Defence in our National Independence War history showed braveness, hero and devotion. The Gaziantep Defence with its unique braveness aroused the people and saved itself and southeast Anatolia from the occupation forces. It has taken its place in history with the national unity and individuals braveness.



Virtual Tour
Gaziantep Zoo


All activities can be done in Gaziantep.

All Activities

Zeugma Mosaic Museum

Zeugma Mosaic Museum, in the town of Gaziantep, Turkey, is the biggest mosaic museum on the world, containing 1700m2 of mosaics. It opened to the public on 9 September 2011.

Gaziantep Castle

Gaziantep Citadel, located in the centre of the city displays the historic past and architectural style of the city.

Rum Castle

The castle and its surroundings have been settled during assyrian, median, persian, hellenistic and roman periods. It is reported that john, one of the disciples of jesus christ, reproduced copies of the bible in a room carved from stone.

Gaziantep Zoo

Gaziantep Zoo is one of the largest zoos in Turkey. Especially interesting are the bird pavilion and the aquarium. Gaziantep Zoo offers a large variety of animals, attractive picnic grounds, and a cafeteria.

Botanic Garden

Our aim is to create a living and preserved collection of plants found in the flora of Gaziantep, Turkey and the World; to draw a geneological map of these plants and to introduce the plants to our visitors, the best way possible.

Dülük Nature Park

Dülük Park lies 8 km from the city centre. Dülük (Doliche), inhabited from the Palaeolithic Age until today, was a religious centre in ancient times; now it is a place of both historical value and great natural beauty.

Game and Toy Museum

The Gaziantep Toy Museum don't only exhibit old toys but also exhibit how the development of civilization is reflected through toys.

Şahinbey War Museum

The word “gazi” added to the beginning means heroes and their stories are told in Gaziantep castle and the war museum.

Emine Göğüş Culinary Museum

Kitchen supplies used in Gaziantep cuisine, dishes, glasses, cutlery - spoons, serving dishes, copper ware, pans, bowl time are exhibited in a special showcase.

The Coppersmith Bazaar

To preserve traditional cultures, Gaziantep has a cultural route for foreign visitors to follow. Listed on a map, the signposts in English take tourists to various places including old mosques, coffee houses and most importantly the coppersmith bazaar.

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Contact us

Kayacık Ara Sok. No 16 Şahinbey / Gaziantep

Phone: +90 (342) 231 10 84 / +90 (342) 221 12 28

Mobile Phone: +90 (532) 356 98 84

Fax: +90 (342) 231 20 58