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    Citadel Area of Mainland Amasra

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Jun 22, 2009

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    The citadel area of the mainland part of old town dominates the hill of the town, is is normal. It includes massive fortifications that still define the area, plus some old houses, civic buildings, and a mosque on a central square.

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    Island Portion of Old Town

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Jun 22, 2009

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    View of the Island from the bridge
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    In addition to the old town on the mainland, Amasra's old town spreads to the small island which adjoins the mainland portion via an old stone bridge. Both portions of the city here were fortified by various rulers over many centuries and substantial portions of fortifications still dominate much of the area.

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    Old Town on the mainland

    by WulfstanTraveller Updated Jun 22, 2009

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    Mainland Old Town Amasra seen from the island
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    Walking around old town is wonderful. This includes an island portion and mainland portion, connected by an old stone bridge with stone fortifications. The area is hilly and includes old houses and fortifications crammed together in the small area along the sea with narrow streets.

    The portion of the old town on the mainland connects right to the newer area on the mainland, from which modern developments spreads along the shore and further inland, but the real core of the city starts at the plaza area near the harbour and includes the old town. The mainland portion of the old town then connects to the island via the bridge. It is charming, very scenic, and atmospheric.

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    Fatih Camii (Mosque)

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Feb 25, 2009

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    At the top of the hill in the citadel area of the old town is the Fatih Camii, a small but attractive mosque that apparently used to be a church in the Byzantine and Geneose periods. It's attractive and interesting with nice details and because of its history and the local architectural styles it's a bit different from other mosques.

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    Enjoy the Black Sea sunset

    by Tijavi Updated Jun 22, 2006

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    Amasra's solemn sunset
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    One of the highlights of my trip to Amasra was watching the sunset on the Black Sea. As the daytrippers have gone, the town was again engulfed in peace and quiet, that made the experience all the more solemn - something that sunsets in more touristy places on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts sorely lack.

    And what better way to enjoy the sunset than over a bottle of ice cold Efes and calamari.

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    Take it easy

    by Tijavi Written Jun 12, 2006

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    Seafront road

    Actually, there is nothing much to see and do in Amasra, except to soak in the small town feeling, enjoy the town's laidback atmosphere, and watch the Black Sea sunset over a bottle of cold Efes, arguably the most popular brew in Turkey.

    This could appeal to tourists who may have just had an overload of sights in Istanbul. The town is so compact that you could see the whole place, including the town's main attractions - the Kale district and a museum - in half a day.

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    Walk About and Explore

    by mickey69 Updated Jan 21, 2006

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    Amasra is a small town.You can swim , fish and visit the Amasra Museum.You can also walk along the beach and breathe fresh air.If you are interested in history , you should see the bath of Queen Amastris , Kuskayasi Hill and Amasra Castle.You can buy souvenirs(handcrafts , wooden objects and decorated tableclothes) from the Historical Cekiciler Bazaar, too.

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    A Day Trip

    by mickey69 Written Jan 21, 2006

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    You can have a day trip to Safranbolu, a town which is 80 kilometres from Amasra.It has cute and authentic houses in which you can have traditional Turkish food.Don't forget to eat and buy "Turkish Delight".

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    Steep cliff

    by MalenaN Updated Oct 29, 2004

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    Looking down

    The walls and cliffs around Amasra can be quite steep (and there is no fences). Waiting for the sunset I sat on the edge of a wall and did not want to look down too much but only over the glittering sea.

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    The Museum

    by MalenaN Updated Oct 29, 2004

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    The Museum

    The museum is situated in a grey stone building close by the sea and Kücük Liman. There are two ethnographic halls with items from the Ottoman period, 17th – 19th century. In one of the rooms there are weapons, trays, jars and other metal things. And in the other hall there is a large kilim and carpets on the walls, finely embroidered women’s dresses and jewellery.
    There are also archaeological finds, mostly from the Roman period. There are statues, pottery and small glass bottles.

    Entrance fee was 1 000 000 TL.

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    Street Market

    by June.b Written Oct 11, 2009

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    i was in amasra on weekends - 26 - 28Sep09 - that's why there are fruit markets along the clean streets of the town, as well as some local crafts too juz near the belediye (municipality) building.

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    Turgut Isik beach

    by June.b Written Oct 9, 2009

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    26sept09, arrived very ealy in amasra, like around 8am, i wander around town and it's here where i first landed, the beach side, there are few tents and fisherman starting their toil.

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  • SWIMMING

    by chocolateboxtoronto Written Apr 22, 2006

    IF U R YOUNG BETTER TO SWIM AT THE PEAR. ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE SWIM HERE. FAMILY PREFER TO SWIM BY THE BEACH

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    Roman Road Monument

    by ozalp Written Mar 8, 2006

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    On the road to Amasra, there is a road monument. It cannot be seen from the road. You need to climb some stairs to reach it.

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    Sunset

    by MalenaN Updated Oct 29, 2004

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    Sunset over the Black Sea

    In Amasra you can see a beautiful sunset over the Black Sea. You will have a nice view from the northern part of the citadel wall, just above the cay bahcesi (tea garden).

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