Bartın06-27-2013
How To Get
The majority of transportation to Bartın Province is via highway. 
Highway: The bus station of Bartın Province is located in the city center and it is possible to find busses to every province of the country. 
Railway: The nearest railway station to Bartın is located at 38 kilometer distance, in Saltukova (Zonguldak). 
Air Transportation: The nearest airport to Bartın is located at 38 kilometer distance, in Saltukova (Zonguldak).

 

Ancient Cities
There are numerous ancient city ruins inside the borders of historic Paphlagonia region. Ancient cities of Sesamos (Amasra), Kromna (Kurucaşile) and Erythinoi (Çakraz) are located inside the borders of Bartın. 
The castle, two churches, bedesten, Kuşkayası Road Monument (Unique in the world) and inziva (seclusion) cave inside the city center are among the visual parts of the ancient city. The sections of the ancient city like forum, council palace, road of honor, theatre, acropolis, necropolis are below ground.

 

Beaches
İnkumu, Amasra, Çakraz, Kızılkum, Mogada, Güzelcehisar and Bozköy beaches are not only the most important beaches of the province, but also in West Black Sea Region.

 

Bartın Houses
The wooden Bartın Houses display the architectural characteristics of the art movements brought forth to Turkey by the Tanzimat Fermanı (Reforms Decree).

 

Marinas
The marinas of Amasra and Kurucaşile are suitable to yachts for over night stay. Kurucaşile, is known as being the place where the mountains touch the sea and the place where the first wooden boat constructed in the world had flayed. This district persists its fame with the construction of the most beautiful wooden schooners in Turkey.

 

Kastamonu - Küre Mountain National Park
Location: The park lies between Kastamonu and Bartin, in the western Black Sea region. 
Transportation: The nearest large town is Zonguldak, on the west, and the park is off the coastal road running west towards Bartin. 
Highlights: This park has the variety of flora and fauna but is also one of the places least affected by

 

industrialisation. Around the area are Azdavay, Pinarbasi, Ulus, Bartin, Kurucasile, Amasra and Cide districts. The main animal species found here deer, roe deer, bears, wolves, foxes, jackals, rabbits, wild boar, singing birds, birds of prey and reptiles. Recommended places to visit are Ilica Waterfalls, Valla Canyon, Aydos Canyon, and Ilgarini Cave. 

Facilities: There is no administrative building in the park, and no facilities available for visitors.

 

Gürcüoyum Cave
Location: Bartın, Amasra District 

The cave is located at the Ovacık quarter of Karakaçak village in Amasra district 32 km. away from Bartın. Following the road turning to south at Çakraz-Bozköy road, a walk of 3 - 4 km inside the forest and on a track is necessary after passing the Konuklar quarter of Karakaçak village. 

Properties: Gürcüoluk Cave is composed of approximately 15 - 20 chambers surrounding an inclined middle chamber having dimensions of 2 - 3 meters height, 3 - 4 meters width ve4 - 5 meters length after a main entrance in the shape of a triangle. The first chamber is approximately at the size of 6 x 7 meters and is a colorful world of stalagmite and stalactite. The various sized chambers at east, north and northeast are also adorned with stalagmite and stalactites. Passing to another chamber at the upper level from these chambers is possible, and from another chamber reaching to the ground level via a passage in which only a human can fit is also possible. 

The temperature inside the cave is relatively cold and as the amount of carbon dioxide is high, respiratory problems could be encountered. This property of the cave makes it one of the possible caves for curing asthma.
 

 

Sports Activities
Trekking The plateaus of Bartın have an average attitude of 1000 meters. These plateaus are covered with forests exhibiting all aspects of green and there is temporary dwelling areas spread among the forest like spots. This natural beauty with rich flora and fauna and excellent panoramas attracts visitors. City of Bartın provides rich alternatives to the trekkers looking for new and beautiful courses. 

Hunting Bartın hosts rich wildlife with various hunting animals. There are approximately 40 mammal species and 129 bird species encountered inside the Bartın - Kastamonu Küre Mountain National Park. During the hunting season, territorial hunting is allowed in Bartın at localities of Uluyayla, Kurucaşile rural section, Kayabaşı, Kayadibi, Büyükdüz, Sarıçicek, Kokurdan and Turanlar. Hunting animals like duck, goose, quail, toy bird, üveyik (stock dove), çulluk (woodcock), deer, rabbit and wild goat are found in the region seasonally. 

Line Fishing There are various fish species among the shores of Bartın. Therefore, fishing with the method of line fishing of whiting (mezgit), horse mackerel (istavrit), medium sized bluefish (çinekop), bluefish (lüfer), grey mullet (kefal) , turbot (kalkan), tunny (palamut), garfish (zargana) and bream (karagöz) is possible. 

Underwater Diving Centers The Bartın vicinity of the Black Sea is at crystal clearness and at the color turquoise and inhabits sunken riches.
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