Highlights of Sinop
Beautiful golden icons, coins, clay, glass, stone, metal objects and ceramics are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Sinop. Here, you will be fascinated by these and other relics dating back to the Hittite, Hellenistic, Phrygian, Roman and Byzantine periods. Also, don’t miss the special display of prehistoric objects, along with ethnographic carpets and other cultural items. The museum’s courtyard contains masonry, stones, sarcophagi and inscriptions. Then drive to the Ethnography Museum where you can see the earthenware with handles, vases with stands, other artifacts such as axes and spearheads and jewelry pertinent to the Bronze Age. On the gallery of museum, various coins from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods accompany the shipwreck found in the Black Sea. The Alaaddin Mosque, which has five domes, was built by Alaaddin Keykubat, who was the Seljuk Sultan of Rum from 1220 to 1237. It is difficult to get a good picture of it because size of buildings. Part of what makes it significant is its age; nearly 800 years old. In the courtyard is a fountain used by worshippers to perform ablution, or ritual purification, before praying. The Pervane Medrasah, Situated opposite the Alaaddin Mosque, was built in 1262 by Muineddin Süleyman Pervane in order to commemorate the deliverance of the city. Do not miss the chance to taste delicious local snacks and a tea in the medressah. You will drive to the Hamsilos Bay to see Hamsilos Fjord, one of the great beauties of Turkey and a standout in a region where superlatives seldom do justice to the extraordinary scenery. Hamsilos is the only fjord in Turkey. It boasts dense green forests and brilliantly colored wildflowers, and a sea that flows inland like a river. During World War I, ships took refuge here, well hidden from Russian troops and bombers At the end of the Land Adventure, return to the yacht or take advantage of an optional drop-off will that be arranged in front of the port area. Take time to stroll around the old castle area, and invest, if you like, in the beautiful handmade nautical wood carvings for which Sinop is well known. Walk back to the pier and your SeaDream yacht from here.
Duration: 3 hours
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