Car Hire in Gaziantep
In addition to being able to arrange to hire a car at Gaziantep Oğuzeli International Airport (GZT), there are multiple locations elsewhere within the city. You can find internationally known brands with which you are familiar, such as Hertz and [Avis](https://www.skyscanner.net/car-hire-with/avis/car-hire-with-avis.html.
Car Hire at Gaziantep Airport
You can rent a car at Gaziantep Oğuzeli International Airport from a number of different companies. These include Avis, National Car Rental, ALP Rent A Car, Acarsan Rent A Car, Sixt Rent A Car, and Hertz Rent A Car. The airport is about 9 miles from the centre of the city. You can drive there in less than 30 minutes if you take D850.
Driving in Gaziantep
To drive legally in Turkey, you will need either a valid UK driver's licence or an International Driving Permit. You will also need your motor insurance certificate, two warning triangles inside the car, headlamp converters, a first aid kit, and a fire extinguisher. When you rent a car in Gaziantep, check to see if it comes as standard with the above listed required equipment or if an additional premium is required.
There are many museums in the centre of the city as well as a castle. One destination travellers shouldn't miss is the Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum, which is near the local sports stadium. Among other things, it boasts a collection of superb mosaics unearthed at the Roman site of Belkıs-Zeugma. This archaeological site has since been flooded, making relics from the site incredibly difficult to come by. Others include the Medusa Glass Museum, the Martyr's Museum, and the Dervishes Museum. The area around the base of the castle has been upgraded to allow access to parts of the castle and to the surrounding copper workshops. Gaziantep Zoo is a large zoo with the bird pavilion and aquarium worth noting.
Parking in Gaziantep
Like any big city, parking can be a challenge here. It is advisable to plan ahead and check that your hotel has a free parking service either on site or valet. Parking can also require additional charges. When you book a car hire in Gaziantep, plan to carry cash with you to cover tolls and parking fees.
Where to Go and What to See in Gaziantep
If you hire a car in Gaziantep, you can readily explore the city. Its oldest archaeological sites can be dated to early 4000 BC, making this one of one of the oldest continuously inhabited developments on the planet. With around 1.5 million people, it is also the sixth-largest city in Turkey.
Autumn is the best time of year to visit the city. The weather is more temperate and there is a series of notable events. Gaziantep has a pistachio festival in October because the city is famous for pistachios. This is the biggest event of the year and draws visitors from many countries worldwide. For two days in September, you can also enjoy the Sirehan Food and Beverage Festival of Gaziantep. It is a celebration of different cuisines from around the world. For one week in November, you can attend the Zeugma Film Festival.