Sinop / Turkey
Sinop is a popular and charming port city and seaside resort on the Black Sea with about 25,000 inhabitants. The city is located in northern Turkey on the Boztepe Peninsula.
Sinop was already settled in the Bronze Age, grew into an important trading center, lost its importance in the Roman period and played a central role in the Middle Ages. Unfortunately during the Crimean War of 1853 large parts of the city were destroyed. Nevertheless, Sinop has remained one of the most beautiful cities by the Black Sea.
Against the backdrop of green mountains and tobacco plantations, the town is picturesque. Already the charming fishing port is a small place of interest. Nearby there are restaurants (excellent fish market!), lively markets and also the remains of the old town fortification. The Alaeddin Mosque from the 13th century and Süleyman-Pervane-Medresse are special attractions that you should not miss.
Then take a walk along the wonderful beaches (where you can also wonderfully relax), through the fragrant forests (where you can explore the bird world) or along the only fjord of Turkey, the picturesque Hamsilos Fjord, or to the waterfalls of Erfelek, which plunge down from an impressive height.