There are several hamams that are still in operation in Amasya today. The most commonly used one is "Mustafa Bey Hamami", which was built in 1436. As usual, they have seperate places for men and women and a full wash would cost around EUR 8.
The town's historic past and cultural richness are reflected in the local cuisine, which includes such specialties as toyga soup (containing yoghurt, drunk hot or cold), stuffed broad beans, okra, a mutton dish known as keskek and a sweet made with paper-thin sheets of yufka. Last but not least, Amasya apples, which are known to practically everyone, have a fame all their own.
This charming and monumental city is famous for its handicrafts. The local people's habit of
drinking tea has led to the development of the samovar, and artisans producing unique and elaborately ornamental samovars made especially of tin, brass and copper stand out in the city.
Amasya is a land of rich vegetation mainly because of its geographical location. Its cultural roots have also given it a variety of cuisine. So there are a number of dishes you must try out while at Amasya.
There are a variety of soups like the CATAL CORBA, CIRIKTA CIZLAK and HELLE CORBASI
which are special to the region.
You can taste exotic meat dishes like HENGEL, which is a kind of meat pasty,
PANCAR- beet served with preserve of dried meat or
KABAK KABUKLU PILAV which is rice with marrow scale.
Even the sweet dishes like HALBUR cookie,ZERDALI sini sui pastry or the YAKASAL pastry are worth a try.
Amasya has always its own lifestyle. Yesilirmak or "Green River" gives a special atmosphere to the city. Old houses, some of them well restored, bridges are like pearls during the river. Visit them and feel the comfort of classical Ottoman era.