Arapgir is one of the Cittaslow cities in Türkiye.
The first settlement in the area is thought to have occurred around 1200 BC. After being the home of various civilisations throughout its history, Arapgir was fully integrated into the Ottoman Empire with the Battle of Chaldiran in 1515.
Arapgir is one of the most significant stops on the Historical Silk Road. Millet Han, which is today used as a boutique hotel, was built in the 19th century and served as a trade centre. The Arapgir Ulu Mosque, a legacy of the 14th century Ilkhanid Period, and the Gümrükçü Osman Pasha Mosque, with its single minaret and single dome, are both rare works from the Ottoman Period.
Arapgir Houses, which bring life to the district, feature the most stunning photographs. Bekir Serim Tan House, Beyler Mansion, Çobanlı Mansion, Hacı Emiroğulları Mansion, and Rasim Kaşkaloğlu Mansion are some of the leading historical mansions in Arapgir.
Meydan Bridge and Kale Bridge, both built on Kozluk Stream, add a different elegance to the district’s historical texture.
Arapgir Kozluk Stream Canyon is a popular destination for photographers who want to hike and camp.
One of the most famous delicacies of Arapgir is the tandır (tandoori) kebab, which is cooked slowly in special oak wood tandooris. One of the features of Arapgir that distinguishes the district is the 'Köhnü' grape for table and wine, which is known to be unique to the region and does not grow anywhere else in the world. ‘Arapgir Mor Reyhanı (Purple Basil)’ like the Köhnü grape, is one of the flavours with geographical indication registration. You can taste these various flavours during your visit to Arapgir and you can even take some home with you to remember your trip.