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.
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.
Since Amasra is a very small town, you may promenade all the town within a few hours by walking.
Firstly, Amasra Museum which was once selected as the best small museum in Turkey should be visited to better understand history of the town. Direkli Kaya, an ancient lighthouse where Persian Princess Amastris swimmed, should be visited. Best view of the city could be seen in Bakacak Tepesi (Hill).You should go to Kuşkayası which is the only road monument from Roman period in Anatolia is located just a few km away from the town. While walking around walled town, you will see Kemere Bridge which connects Boztepe island to mainland of Amasra. Inside walled town, there are several historical gates decorated with Genoese coat of arms. Also, Fatih Camii, a former church that has been transformed into mosque after Amasra was conquered by Mehmet II, should be visited.
There are two beaches to swim in the town center, namely Büyük Liman (Big Harbour) and Kücük Liman (Small Harbour). Taking a short boat tour around Amasra, starting in Büyük Liman, is another option to do.
You may buy woodwork in the historical Cekiciler Carsisi (Cekiciler Market).
Since Amasra is a seaside town, you should eat seafood and Amasra Salad consisting of several vegetables.
Traditional cold drink in Turkey is "ayran" which diluted yoghurt with some salt. However beer and wine is also available.
Going south, catch a dolmus to Bartin (5TL, 30min), there you can connect to Safranbolu & Karabük, Kastamonu etc.
There is a 10.30am bus to Cide (17 TL, takes about 2h, leaves sometimes already 15 min earlier than scheduled!), starting in front of Amasra's main post office (ptt). Arriving in Cide around 12.15pm, you can connect with a 2pm Dolmus to Inebolu via Doganyurt (20TL, around 3h, arriving at about 5.15pm in Inebolu). Inebolu has several services to Kastamonu (at noon by S.S. Karadeniz dolmus (max. 2h, 12 TL) and bus at 2.15pm and probably at least one more later). The next day you can travel from Inebolu to Sinop: 2.15pm with changing in Kastamonu, takes probably at least 7h; at 3.15pm there is direct service by Ulusoy bus company along the coast road (150 km, probably at least 5h). (All information from mid May 2016).