Sinop is one of the most beautiful natural harbors on the Black Sea and the most northernmost peninsula of Turkey. It is also the birthplace of the philosopher Diogenes who told Alexander the Great to move and not cast his shadow on his work.

Your local guide will meet you at the pier or at your hotel first thing in the morning and take you for a full-day private tour. You will first see the “Pasha Bastions” that were built to stop sea raids during the Ottoman-Russian wars in the 19th century. Then, you will visit the Balatlar Church built in 660 A.D. which is one of the best examples of Byzantine brick and stone masonry. Other places that you will visit during the day include the Archaeological Museum where you can see various art works of the rich cultural heritage of this city from Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods; Aladdin Mosque and Theological School from 1214; Hamsilos Fjord; Akliman Bay; and Sinop Castle which was originally built in 2000 B.C. You will also enjoy a nice lunch at a restaurant with a beautiful view. Your guide will bring you back to the pier or to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Photos by Omer Unlu

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