History and Geography


Afyonkarahisar is located within the boundaries of the Aegean part of West Central Anatolia Region. Afyonkarahisar is bordered by the provinces, Eskisehir on the north, Kütahya on the north-west, Konya on the east, Usak on the west, Burdur on the south, Isparta on the south-east and Denizli on the south-west.

Afyonkarahisar province, is geographically located in a major intersection of Turkey. Afyonkarahisar providing connectivity to major cities such as Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya with other cities and inland regions. In general, the city consists of the plains between mountainous areas and plateaus splitted by river valleys.

Since 3000 B.C., known history of about 5000 years, after Hittite, Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine rule, Afyonkarahisar has been the country of the Turks since about A.C. 1200. Afyonkarahisar has been home to many civilizations since ancient Bronze Age. Local earthenware pots in Hittite era and Sandikli Kusura Tumulus excavations, the rock temples of Mother Goddess Cybele in Phrygian period and local sculpture in Roman period are some of the outstanding historical features of Afyonkarahisar. Afyonkarahisar is undertaken as a bridge to other cities in Anatolia, with these characteristics.

This is why the great wars to seize or to protect the integrity of Anatolia, Ipsos (301 B.C.), Miryekefelon (1176), The Great Raid (1922) were all in the Afyonkarahisar territory. Foundation of the Republic of Turkey have been taken in Afyonkarahisar and it has been the lock of Anatolia on every era

Afyonkarahisar named after the poppy plant which has been cultivated about 2300 years and HAPANOVA Castle (High Peak City) rising in the middle of the city, built by Hittite king II. Murshili.

The name shortened colloquially since it is too long to said and transformed to Afyon for both official and commercial correspondences.

Besides the historical and cultural richness and natural beauty, in the last 10 years, Afyonkarahisar has made significant advances in the field of “Thermal Tourism” with its rich geothermal resources.

In our Minera Spa Center, there are many services such as spa and sports activites to healthy living services. There are latest technological equipments in the fitness center, suquash (wall ball), thermal pools, private family baths, an indoor swimming pool with water slide, children’s pool, a heated outdoor pool and a children’s pool, a Turkish bath, a sauna ...>>

Thermal waters, for thousands of years from past to this day, are known to be a source of healing. Thermal water resources in our country are first in Europe in terms of reserves and ranks seventh in the world. Thermal water of Ikbal Thermal Resort & Spa is a natural miracle which is colorless, mineral-rich, odorless and also obtained within the borders of our hotel.

Afium, the largest open space outlet and entertainment center of Afyon is in the hotel area. You can spend your day with shopping or watching latest movies in our cinema. You can spend quality time and have fun in Afium with your family and friends. We present this open space entertainment and outlet shopping center to your service.

İkbal Lokantacılık İkbal Gıda İkbal Şekerleme Afium Alışveriş ve Eğlence Merkezi

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