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Sinop

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Sinop's main shopping street

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.

Understand[edit]

Sinop is a resort town on Black Sea. It's the most popular holiday spot for Turkish students. During summertime, the resort is very crowded and full of young men and ladies.

Get in[edit]

There is a daily Turkish Airlines morning flight to Istanbul-Atatürk Airport.

Get around[edit]

Map of Sinop

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

View of Sinop Harbor

See[edit]

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

  • 1 Statue of Diogenes. The Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinop (a.k.a. Diogenes the Cynic) holds a lamp, supposedly looking for an honest man, and is followed by a dog - he admired canine honesty.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Grilled fish at one of the small restaurants.

Eat[edit]

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.

Drink[edit]

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 seafront and has a free Wifi connection.

  • 1 Kale Burç Cafe Bar, Bülent Ecevit Caddesi (on top of Sinop Tower ( the First Tower from the sea )). The best bar in Sinop with live shows.

Sleep[edit]

Early booking is highly recommended if you travel in summer season.

  • [dead link] Yilmaz Aile Pansiyonu, Kurtulus Caddesi, close to the port. A budget place - 20 TL for a basic double (summer 2005), shared bathroom, reasonably clean. In August 2012: the price is 30 TL for a basic double room. Bathroom and toilet are smelly. The general cleaning is not enought. No wifi.

Go next[edit]

A direct bus leaves Sinop at 20:00, and arrives in Trabzon at 06:00, and continues on to Rize.

Routes through Sinop
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