"Tarsus - the birthplace of St. Paul" Tarsus by Diana75

Tarsus Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 61 photos

Located at 25km from Mersin, Tarsus was the final destination of our Christian pilgrimage on the steps of St. Paul in Turkey.

Tarsus’s population of about 25,000 persons includes besides Turks and Syrian Muslims, Armenians, Greeks, Syrian Christians, Persians and Afghans, a fascinating mix of Christians and Mulims.

It was my second trip to Turkey and my first time to Tarsus, but I am more than sure that Turkey, approached from a different point of view that the classical one (sun, bath and fun), has far much more to offer so as you cannot stop being amazed of all the beautiful places which sometimes are hidden or even unknown.

Is this the case also with Tarsus, this ancient city where St. Paul was born and Mark Antony met Cleopatra in 41 BC.

  • Last visit to Tarsus: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated Mar 28, 2006
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  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2007 at 1:56 PM

    Very interesting read and wonderful pictures! Cleopatra's Gate looks fantastic although it's damaged.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2006 at 5:57 AM

    Another intriguing page of a little but historic town of Tarsus.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2006 at 5:39 AM

    Wow, I did not know that Cleopatra ever visited Tarsus - interesting little page, Diana! Thanks for sharing!

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2006 at 4:58 AM

    Your a true Turkey lover Diana, im writing all these new destinations down for my next visit to Turkey hopefully at the end of the year.


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