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View of Amasra Peninsula

Amasra is in Black Sea Turkey.

Amasra is a seaside resort on the Black Sea. It's population is normally 6,000, though this explodes in the summer to around 25,000. Most summer holiday-goers are from Istanbul or Ankara. The best time to visit may be in September, after the crowds have left.

Get in[edit]

Busses from Safranbolu take about 3 hours, and cost around 10 YTL. If you can't find any buses going directly to Amasra, you should get to Bartin, from where there are regular minibuses covering the rest of the way to Amasra.

Get around[edit]


Amasra Museum which was once selected as the best small museum in Turkey. Direkli Kaya. Persian Princess Amastris swimmed in the pool here. Bakacak Tepesi (Hill). Best view of the city. Kuşkayası. It is the only road monument in Anatolia. Kemere Bridge.


Swim at the nearby beaches.




Fish, Amasra salad, sıcak helva (hot candy)


Traditional cold drink in Turkey is "ayran" which diluted yoghurt with some salt. However beer and wine is also available.


  • Balkaya Pansiyon (315 1434; Iskele Caddesi 35) has clean though small rooms. 30 YTL for a single.
  • Yağmur Pansiyon, Kaleiçı Camiönssok No. 6. Tel: 0378 315 1603, Cell: 0532 771718. 2 bedroom apartments with a living room and modern kitchen and bathroom, and has stunning views of the Black Sea (the higher the floor the better). It easily sleeps 4, and may come with a crib. Expect to pay 100 YTL a day during the summer, though this may fall as low as 30 during the off season. An excellent bargain for groups of people. During the off season, the owner's son, Cumhur, may be able to show you around the town. The pansiyon is up a small side street, near the island conencted by a bridge.

Get out[edit]

Routes through Amasra
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