Built as an Armenian-Georgian church, then converted into a fort in the 19th century, the ruins of Bana Cathedral are a stunning sight.
Erzurum Province, in Turkey’s North-East, is a fantastic blend of wild landscapes, fascinating history, and some of the nations best winter sports facilities. The Landscapes range from wide open plateaus, to high mountains, from wildly colourful hills of red, white, purple, and green to roaring waterfalls. Erzurum is a place of scattered monasteries, Seljuk forts, medieval Silk Road bridges, and great mosques. Its high elevation and countless mountains make it an ideal place for anything involving snow and the province’s ski hills are some of Turkey’s best. On the edge of the city you’ll even find an Olympic Ski Jump Complex.