Alahan Monastery

Alahan Monastery

Check out our ultimate guide to Alahan Monastery which is located in Mersin, Turkey.

Alahan Monastery is a complex of fifth century buildings located in the mountains of Isauria in southern Asia Minor. Located at an altitude of 4,000 ft, it stands 3,000 ft over the Calycadnus valley and is a one-hour walking distance from the village of Geçimli. Although termed a monastery in many sources, this attribution is contested and more recent scholarship consider it to be a pilgrimage shrine.

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