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See the Beehive Houses and Archeological Ruins of Harran

I would like to take you on this tour of my village Harran which is one of the oldest cities, dating back some 8000 years, and the home of the oldest Islamic university, although that was all destroyed long ago. Little now remains standing in the ancient city. We will start with Harran's major attraction, i.e. the beehive houses which belong to my great grandfather, and talk about the culture and traditions, I will tell you some old stories and stories of Abraham and Sarah.

From Harran
Online Experience
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Upto 10 people
Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Turkish
  • Walk across the ancient city of Harran on this live streamed walking tour
  • Visit the famous Beehive Houses and the Sun and Moon Temple
  • Visit the archeological site where the world's oldest university once thrived

In this live-streamed, interactive Online Experience, I will take you to my ancestral village of Harran, one of the oldest cities in the world with a history dating back nearly 8000 years. Harran witnessed many empires and dynasties come and go before Hulagu Khan (Genghiz Khan's grandson) destroyed it to a mass of rubble. It was a commercial hub and home to the oldest Islamic university. Together we will flip through the pages of history and relive the days of its glorious past. 

We will start our tour with the beehive houses which belong to my great-grandfather. As we walk from one room to another, we will learn why these were built in such a specific style. Then we will step out to walk to the Sun and Moon Temple and finally visit the Harran University, the oldest university in the world that today serves as an archaeological site. Throughout our tour, I will talk to you about the culture and traditions of the region and tell you stories about the life and times of my ancestors. I look forward to seeing you on this tour and showing you all the ancient wonders that Harran has to offer.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places; sometimes, the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimise such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 60 USD for a group of 3 screens per screen or a private tour for 110 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Ibrahim Kizil

I am a Teacher and an Archaeologist. I was born in the ancient Harran city, a city so old that it is mentioned in the Torah. As a local guide, I can show you the best of Harran's archaeological and cultural sites.
I have been guiding in different parts of Turkey for 15 years and can show you Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Adiyaman, Mardin, Diyarbakir and Batman. I can speak seven languages English, Arabic, Turkish, French, Italian, German and Japanese.

From USD 60 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.