Amasra Travel Guide

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Amasra Highlights

  • Pro
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     The nearest seaside from Ankara 

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     Mediocre beach (if it's the beach you're after) 

  • In a nutshell
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     THE EYE OF THE WORLD 

Amasra Things to Do

  • Barış Akarsu monument

    a statue holding a guitar overlooking the bay beside 2 glass-encased motorcycles and a small nook containing his memorabilia is amasra's home-grown talent - Barış Akarsu.Born June 29, 1979 Baris was a Turkish rock musician and actor who became famous in 2004 after winning at Akademi Türkiye. Had 2 studio albums released and the lead star...

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  • Amasra Museum

    Small as the town itself, the museum of amasra is still worth visiting. The collection is displayed in about 4 rooms and some statue heads and other stuff kept inside a glass encase along the corridors. entrance is i think 5 or 3 lira only, so it's worth to checkout.

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  • Swim the cold water in september

    i was taking my breakfast at this nice restaurant overlooking the ocean and below it is a small port for small boats. then, i saw this not-so-young man dive and swim his way upto about a kilometer passing around the water platform in the middle of the sea.at around 50y/o this man is really amusing, real vigor and in a cold september morning...i...

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  • Street Market

    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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  • Fishing

    late afternoons, you'll find people, mostly, families, along the port - or even at rocky places, trying their luck to catch fish.it may juz be a hobby as i noticed when it's over, they are selecting the bigger fish and most of the others are being thrown out of the water again.

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  • Tavsan Island (Rabbit Island)

    from the window of the pension where i stayed, there's a nice view of the rabbit island, and it's clearer standing at the rocky promontory just few steps down the house....and a really great view of the island can be seen from the top of the Boztepe as you can see the full length os the island mass. you can either wonder at the view of get nearer...

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Amasra Restaurants

  • seafoods

    i don't know why i did not bother to read the names of every restaurants, nevertheless, they offer almosty the same variety of food, so i dine in at one of those big ones juz along the gen. mithat ceylan cad facing the sea and people dining are all locals - both from amasra and local tourists.as far as i can remember i ordered a grilled seabass...

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  • Breakfast with a view

    i got tired after wandering around town when i arrived early morning in amasra, so waiting for the availability of a room at one hotel (which didn't become available in the end), i went inside a retaurant for breakfast, as usual the only available food at that early morn is turkish breakfast (kahvalti) which consists of freshly sliced tomatoes,...

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  • Fish Sandwich

    pretty much the same as the one near the galata bridge in istanbul, the floating boat selling fish sandwich in amasra can be found at the end of the bigger bay in Gen. Mithat Ceylan cad., facing the sea it's on your left and far end, right before the start of the breakwater.order a fish sandwich for TL3 lira and a soda and either seat onboard or...

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Amasra Nightlife

  • by chocolateboxtoronto Written Apr 22, 2006

    ONE OF THE NICEST PLACE I HAVE EVER BEEN. TURKISH AND FOREIGN MUSIC. FRIENDLY PEOPLE AND MULTICULTURAL PLACE. THERE IS NO DRESS CODE. SECURE AND OPEN AREA. ABSOLUTELY AFTER DINNER U GOTTA SPEND YOUR NIGHT HERE. IF U WANNA TRY NEW DRINK USK BARTENDER TO "SURPRISE U"

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Amasra Transportation

  • istanbul to amasra - by metro turizm bus

    i took the tram and metro from beyazid to the central bus station in esenler not knowing where exactly to go. then i found myself buying a ticket to amasra though i was contemplating on going to egirdir. anyhoo, i was happy with my choice. fare at metro turizm bus is TL30 from istanbul to bartin only as there's no direct bus to amasra, i only found...

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  • amasra to istanbul - ozemniyet bus

    i heard this ozemniyet bus company goes all the way to amasra - that, i cannot confirm as i didn't see any big bus in amasra - only dolmush - maybe i'm wrong and i didn't have the time.coming back to istanbul, i took the Ozemniyet bus, but as usual i took the 11PM dolmush to bartin and from bartin i took the ozemniyet bus, but of course the small...

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  • Nice Drive from Safranbolu to Amasra

    Amasra is about 2 hours' drive north of Safranbolu. The road goes through hilly terrain, alternating between hills and valleys, but the road is good and it's not very windy, except for the portion down into Amasra itself. The countryside is varied and attractive, much of it quite heavily forested, with a number of town and villages along the way....

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Amasra Shopping

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    Fresh produce from nearby farms

    by Tijavi Written Jun 12, 2006

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    The town square comes alive every Sunday with an open air market as vendors take advantage of the weekend crowd. On offer are fresh produce from farms in nearby villages as well as local specialities such as cheese. I had a great time sampling the cherries, strawberries and cheeses which the vendors graciously offered. Another case of warm Turkish hospitality.

    What to buy: Fresh produce, cheeses, pickles.

    What to pay: Nothing for the curious, friendly tourist.

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Amasra Local Customs

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    Istavrit

    by Pinat Updated Jul 16, 2009

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    Amasra is always related with fish. It is because it is a town on the coast. Most of the locals are fishermen. There is always fresh fish. Many people from inner lands sometimes just drive all the way long to eat good fish by the sea. As a result, there are many fish restaurants in the town. It is customary to check the prices or even bargain for the prices before you choose your restaurant. It is a very competitive market so feel free to bargain.

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Amasra Warnings and Dangers

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    by Pinat Written Jul 16, 2009

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    If you are driving to or around Amasra, you may come across different animals: It may be a herd of coes blocking the street or a donkey who decided to cross the street suddenly or a mule sunbathing in the middle of the road. You have to turn many times when driving so keep it slow!

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Amasra Tourist Traps

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    by Pinat Written Jul 16, 2009

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    When shopping in the Cekiciler Bazaar or checking the fish prices before entering a fish restaurant, bargaining is a tradition. Never go for the first price you are told. If you try bargaining and you are told that bargaining is not possible, just keep walking. You'll see that they will invite you back. There is perfect competition in Amasra's restaurants and shops in the bazaar. It may a bit difficult to bargain in English but you can always write the price you'd pay for on a piece of paper:)

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Amasra What to Pack

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    by June.b Written Oct 11, 2009

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: sumthin i was not prepared when leaving a moderately cold istanbul in september, i arrived in amasra with a very light sweatshirt and juz 1 piece. it was foggy in bartin and seriously cold and my sweatshirt can't cope up with the freezing weather.

    so don't forget to bring jackets. except maybe during the summer months of july-august.

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Amasra Off The Beaten Path

  • Kurucasile

    During our two day stay in Amasra, one of the locals advised us to drive to Kurucasile for lunch. It is another small town (much smaller than Amasra). It is 50-60 km away from Amasra center but the road is not nice. It takes more than an hour to reach there but the scenery is worth it. You can enjoy the wonderful view of the Black Sea, stop on the...

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  • Cakraz

    If you are a Turkish traveller in Amasra, Cakraz wouldn't be off the beaten path for you but if you are a foreigner, it may be. Cakraz is the place with a long sandy beach, crowded by families during spring time and a relatively less busier and noisier place than Amasra center. When we were in Amasra, Cakraz was the location we preferred to stay...

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  • Kurucasile (Tekke önü)

    If you continue to go on the coast after Amasra , you can reach to this lovely small town. You may also see boats, yachts on the construction .

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Amasra Favorites

  • Baris Akarsu

    When you walk around Amasra, you will see his pictures everywhere. Now they even have a statue of him. A street and a park were named after him.Baris Akarsu was a young man from Amasra who participated in Turkish version of "Pop Star" and won the competition. He became the local pride of the town and after his success, Amasra became a more popular...

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  • Fish & Salad

    A visit to Amasra would not be complete unless you have lunch or dinner (preferably dinner) in one of the fish restaurants, try the fish of the day (my suggestion would be "hamsi", the little fish of the Black Sea) and the piece-of-art "Amasra salad". There are many places in Ankara claim to make Amasra salad but it should be eaten in Amasra.

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  • Cats

    Walking around in Amasra I was surprised to see so many cats. They are everywhere and while taking this picture I could see even two more on the street behind. Sometimes they come to the cafes and restaurants in hope to get some thing to eat but the staff chases them away.

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delicious pide
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The Castle of Amasra
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The Church Mosque
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Turgut Isik beach
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Amasra Castle
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Citadel Area of Mainland Amasra
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Island Portion of Old Town
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Old Town on the mainland
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Fatih Camii (Mosque)
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Excellent Seafood
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Really fresh fish
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Arguably Amasra's best seafood restaurant
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From Istanbul to Amasra
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SWIMMING
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Roman Road Monument
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Steep cliff
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