Phrygia (Frig) Another City For Hot Air Balloons In Turkey
Phrygia (Frig) is an area that encompasses a large area of the district of İhsaniye, with its boundaries being Döğer, Kayıhan, Bayramaliler, Demirli, and Ayazini villages.
It is a 3,000 year old historical region that has undergone changes as a result of investments from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Environment, Urbanism and Climate Change, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the private sector. Phrygia (Frig) attracts more and more local and foreign tourists every year.
Frigya is famous for a thermal tourism center, particularly the 12,000-bed capacity hotels and accommodations in the Gazlıgöl-Yaylabağı villages are popular. Visitors during their vacation periods visit the historical rock settlements, rock-carved tombs and monument structures in Frigya, and they experience hot air ballooning over Emre Lake.
District Governor, Doğukan Koyuncu, says that Frigya has maintained its potential for tourism of 2 million in recent years, and that they have been welcoming guests throughout the year. Also, Koyuncu informs that Maltaş Open Air Temple with a mystic atmosphere which is undergoing restoration and environmental arrangements in the borders of Kayıhan village will be on service to visitors this year. He points out that Frigya will continue to be introduced to Turkey and the world. Hot air balloon flights continue over Emre Lake, through which around 5,000 tourists have watched Frigya from the sky so far. As of June, they will also host South Korean guests, who will also be flying over Emre Lake by hot air balloons.
How To Get To Phrygia (Frig) Valley?
There are a few ways to reach Frigya (also known as Phrygia) valley, located in the district of İhsaniye in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. Here are a few options:
By car: Frigya is located in the district of İhsaniye in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. It can be reached by car by taking the main highways. It is about 150km from Ankara and about 50km from Afyonkarahisar. Click here to reach google maps of Phrygia Valley.
By Bus: There are regular bus services running from major cities like Ankara, Afyonkarahisar and İzmir to İhsaniye, Frigya is in İhsaniye district so it is easy to reach by bus.
By air: The nearest airport is the Afyonkarahisar Airport, which is located about 50km from Frigya. You can also fly to Ankara Esenboğa Airport or Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, and then take a bus or rent a car to reach Frigya.