Safranbolu & Amasra / 3 days

The town attracts more attention everyday as these traditional homes are gradually disappearing from other areas of Turkey.

Safranbolu is known for its 19th century Turkish houses. Visitors will enjoy walking along the old narrow cobblestone streets seeing the traditional arts and trades still practiced today. It’s rich history and success has kept it preserved, earning a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Amasra is a charming coastal town nearby known for historic sites shared with its relaxed Black Sea atmosphere.

Night pick up from hotel. Transfer to Istanbul Main Bus Station & transfer to Safranbolu by overnight bus (7 hours).

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Location:

    Early morning pick up from hotel in İstanbul and transfer to airport for your flight to Cappadocia. 

  • Exclusions
    • Attraction tickets
    • Drinks are not included with meals.
    • Gratitude.
  • Price: Upon request
    • Transportation
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • All taxes

The main places that you will get to see:

Day 1: Safranbolu (B)

On your morning arrival, you will be met at the bus station and transferred to your hotel. The hotel is a recently restored Ottoman house converted into a guesthouse-style hotel. Preserved are the original features & ornaments of the building. You can have optional tours arranged yourself to Incekaya Aqueduct and Canyon.

Yoruk This nomad village best known for its old Turkish houses.

Bulak Cave The 4th largest cave in Turkey housing an underground river and small lakes.

Duzce Canyon This canyon has layers of limestone that make for a beautiful hike.

Overnight in Safranbolu.

Day 2: Amasra (B)

After breakfast, you’ll depart from your hotel to Amasra. You’ll have a picturesque, scenic one-hour drive immersed in mountains and small villages. Amasra is a pretty little town that has sandy beaches on its two bays. On arrival you will have free time to discover the ancient gymnasium of Bedestan. 

Amasra Museum This museum displays ethnographic halls with items from Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman periods. You will see old weapons, trays, jars and other metal objects. Other features are Anatolian kilims, carpets, dresses, jewelry, and archaeological finds primarily from the Roman period.

Amasra Castle Built on a peninsula surrounded by Byzantine walls, a Roman bridge connects the panoramic view on top of its hill. Boats are available to hire for a 40 minute ride overlooking the old city and castle.

Overnight in Amasra.

Day 3: Return to Istanbul (B)

After check-out, you will have the rest of the day in Amasra. Transfer to Istanbul by bus.

Important notice:

  • Drinks are not included with meals
  • Please get in touch for optional tours during your stay in Safranbolu & Amasra

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