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Peaceful, beautiful, monumental, spiritual

In the middle of vast vineyard and hundreds of years old olive trees, mesmerizingly peaceful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Omer K
A great place to visit

Unfortunately there was no English speaking guide available because it was the low season but we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of vast vineyard and hundreds of years old olive trees, mesmerizingly peaceful atmosphere where you feel and live the modestly hospitable character of all Mardin. Have to try the traditional coffee and the cookies with dates and almonds in the garden.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Omer K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we tried to visit this, it was closed! But when it opened, it was a bit of a disappointment. No guide points in English, and a limited area to see inside. So you dint really get a feel for the place and its...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately there was no English speaking guide available because it was the low season but we managed to get a feel for the place regardless. Definitely well worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

The historical and religious values/facts makes it a 5-star in the area and if you search the internet you will find these easily. However, when you go and want to see and feel these, they give you a guide which takes you through the monastery...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank buciIstanbul
Reviewed September 13, 2018

A very unexpected place with friendly people. Reflects the richness of history and different religions in this beautiful city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Georgianlibra
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a major location to see while in Mardin, but you are only allowed to be shown around by a tour guide (included in admission ticket). Would NOT recommend going with children under 6 because of the tour part, the guides had to constantly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank clairemo61384
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Old and well restored monastery. Bishop very kind and hospitable. Very nice garden. Necessary a good guide for exactly explanation

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Turkeyloverpaolo
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

I really loved the way they built this magnificient masterpiece. You will enjoy the story of Church hearing form guides.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ramazana216
Reviewed March 27, 2018

so incredible and so historical place. little bit outside of old city. so you will need to go by car.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Mrtglr
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

A bit far away and from city center but if you go to this beautiful city will be great memory for your future. One of the oldest in it's category.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank İbrahim Halil D
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April 9, 2018|
Response from TheBeckhams421 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know but as I presume you’ll be staying there maybe your hotel can find out for you?
January 12, 2018|
Response from TheBeckhams421 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly I don't know. I think there's accommodation for pilgrims but it should be easy enough to get in touch with them. They have a website.
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A Trip To Mardin - Deyrulzafaran & Dara - Part III (3 Replies)
On our final two days in Mardin, we took the rental car out of the prime parking space and headed for historic sites near Mardin. That parking place was so good I was tempted to reach our destinations via dolmus, but the car was much more comfortable and instantly available. Our emphasis for these two days was on very early Christian sites. Mardin is home to a significant population of Syriac Christians. The word Syriac does not refer to Syria, but to the fact that these people were among...More
November 22, 2013|
Response fromBorusTheTaurus|
Great read! I was so tempted by the peacefulness of the village life in Mardin. Thanks so much for this excellent series of stories. It is so clear that you are gifted with writing skills. I wish I will see you using it more in future. Borus