It is understood from the Hittite tablets that the Kizzuvatna Kingdom dominates the city and its surroundings during the Hittites period. On December 24, 1918, after World War I, French troops invaded Adana with collaborative Armenian gangs. The violent resistance of the Turkish militia forces led to the occupation victims’ major losses. When the Ankara Agreement signed on October 20 1921, the French occupation forces were withdrawn from the city. January 5, 1922 is celebrated as the Independence Day of Adana.


Akören Castle, Mazilik Ruins and Castle, Postyağbasan Castle, Yılankale, Feke Castle, Ancient Magarsus Church, Amphitheater, Kozan Castle, Tepebağ Mound, Sar Ruins, Rock Reliefs and Tunnels Historical Bridge.

Environment and Scientific Tourism: Adana has two important scientific (ecological) richness; Tuzla and Akyatan which are fed by the Seyhan River. Thanks to those highlights, there are various birds and sea and land animals living in their natural environment.
Rafting Tourism: The Göksu, which comes from the Tahtalı Mountains, is the most convenient river for rafting.

Thermal Tourism: Acısu Spring Waters in Aladağ, Ceyhanılı Spring Waters Tahtalıköy, Kokarpınar Spring Waters, Kurttepe Spring Waters in city center, and Alihocali Spring Waters.
Highland Tourism: Tekir, Bürücek, Hamidiye, Hazelnut, Asar, Asmacık, Armutoluk, Belemedik, Kızıldağ Highlands.

Cave Tourism: Adana is very suitable for cave tourism with it’s valleys, and canyons such as Aladağ Cave, Feke Göksu Ridge and Çamlıyayla Cave and Canyon.