Surrounded by some of the richest farmland in the world, it is no wonder this buzzy Turkish metropolis knows a thing or two about food. You might struggle with paça – boiled sheep's feet – but the kebabs served up in cafés and stalls of the Old Town are unbeatable. Work off your food coma with a stroll along the scenic west bank of the reservoir, or a dance to high-octane pop in one of New Adana’s slick late-night clubs.
Legend has it Adana was named after the Hittite Thunder God Adan.
If your hangover allows, join pilgrims at the biggest mosque in Turkey or else let off steam at the largest go-kart track in Europe. In Adana it is always bigger, better, brighter, faster.