Amasya: The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient times.
Nestled in the foothills of Mount Harşena and along the Yeşilırmak valley, Amasya province leaves an unforgettable impression on tourists both for its historical monuments and its natural wonders.
Located in the Central Black Sea Region, Amasya is one of the first settlements in Anatolia. The climate of the region is a mixture of the Black Sea and Continental climate. The region is not so hot and dry in summer but receives little rainfall in winter.
Amasya is of great importance to Ottoman history as it had been the birthplace of many Sehzades (Sultans’ sons) where they received also their education.
It is high time to get to know this magic city which has been the land of many legends!
It is known that the first settlement occurred in 5500 BC and that the region came under the domination of the Hittite, Phrygian, Lydian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman civilizations. Well-known for its cultural diversity, Amasya province is rich in historically significant monuments and artifacts amidst a lush green and generousRead More
Among Turkey's most beautiful cities Amasya entertains its guests with a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. Organized in June every year, the International Atatürk Culture and Art Week becomes the scene of a variety of activities. Also dance companies from various countries take the scene. A wideRead More
How can I get there?
Amasya is located on the Black Sea route and offers a variety of transportation alternatives. There are reciprocal flights between Amasya Merzifon Airport and Istanbul every day. The Samsun Airport is another alternative as it is close to Amasya. The shuttles, public buses and taxis stationed outside of the exitRead More