The province of Manisa is located in Western Anatolia between Spil Mountain and Gediz River and is at an important junction point for transportation of Aegean Region. The city is a developed agricultural, industrial and trade city.
The foundation history descends to the BC 3000 years and the traces and remnants of Hittite, Frig, Lydia, Macedonian, Roman, Byzantine, Turkish States and Ottoman civilizations are found in the city.
The intensified culture and art throughout the history and the crossing trade routes had made the province of Manisa an attractive and interesting holiday center with the rich cultural and natural beauties providing different holiday possibilities.
Anatolian handcrafts, with a wide spectrum of high quality samples, constitute a valuable part of the national cultural inheritance.
These artifacts, reflecting specific messages through form, color and design with high aesthetic values and possessing traditional and functional characteristics.
These new examples, enables the preservation of the traditional inheritance by applying and using it to suit the requirements of contemporary life styles by keeping their original design, technique and characteristics of area.
These handcraft items ranging from replicas of works from various cultural periods evolved during the flow of history in Anatolia, to authentic or contemporary examples of modern craftsmen.
4-5 September: Grape and Culture Festival, Ahmetli
First week of April: Akhisar Caglak Festival, Akhisar
23 April: Theater Festivity (Plays for Children), Salihli Municipality Theater
6 May: Hidirellez Spring and Culture Celebrations, Manisa
Last week of April: Traditional Mesir (Taffy) Celebrations, Manisa
7-8 September: Manisa Grape Harvest Festivities, Manisa
5 September: Alasehir Grape Festivities, Alasehir
12 September: Kirkagac Pine Taffy Celebrations, Kirkagac