Harran Tourism

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Harran (Turkish: Harran, Ottoman Turkish: حران‎,) was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 44 kilometers southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". A few kilometers from the village of Altınbaşak are the archaeological remains of ancient Harran, a major commercial, cultural, and religious center first inhabited in the Early Bronze Age III (3rd millennium BCE) period. It was known as Ḫarrānu in the Assyrian period; possibly Ḫaran (חָרָן) in the Hebrew Bible; Carrhae (Κάρραι in Greek) under the Roman and Byzantine empires; Hellenopolis (῾Ελληνὀπολις 'Greek city') in the Early Christian period; and Ḥarrān (حرّان) in the Islamic period.


Find crucial information and trip planning details about Harran, which is a city in Turkey. When planning a trip to Harran, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Diyarbakir. Diyarbakir is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Mor Gabriel Monastery, Great Mosque Of Mardin, Midyat Old City. To reach Harran, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Diyarbakir Airport. A holiday in Harran can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Harran*

  • Pollution Statistics in Harran

    Know the pollution level of Harran before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Harran: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Harran for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Harran.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
  • Living in Harran - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 87.5 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 77.33 (High)
    • Pollution Index 89.66 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Harran

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Harran

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.3 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 50.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 29.21 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.