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Sinop is a city in the Black Sea region of Turkey.

Sinop is a charming Black Sea port town with excellent views. You can easily spend a day here wandering around the town, restaurants and sea front, although you could also easily see everything in half a day.


Sinop's main shopping street

Get in[edit]

There is a daily Turkish Airlines morning flight to and from Istanbul Airport.

Get around[edit]

Sinop is easily navigable by foot. Parking is likely to be difficult in the summer.

View of Sinop Harbor

See[edit][add listing]

Sinop has impressive fortifications running through much of the town. The walls stand at 3 meters thick and up to 30 meters high, with 7 large towers.

Do[edit][add listing]

Between 9 and 23 August near Sinop - a proposed site for a nuclear power plant - the international activist gathering Ecotopia will be held [1].

Buy[edit][add listing]

Grilled fish at one of the small restaurants.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Get up early and visit one of the local bakeries for a fresh loaf of Ekmek (a sourdough bread). Served hot and sometimes with butter and honey - It is a treat for the taste buds. A warm cup of tea goes well with this treat.

There is a large number of informal open-air cafes along the harbor serving deliciously fresh fish.

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One of the fortified towers has turned into a cafe/bar, and is a great place to get a drink. It also has a good night scene. The mavi esinti cafe is on the sea front and have free wifi connection.

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Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

A direct bus leaves Sinop at 8 PM, and arrives in Trabzon at 6 AM, and continues on to Rize.

Routes through Sinop
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