Districts:Amasya (center), Göynücek, Gümüşhacıköy, Hamamözü,
Merzifon, Suluova, Taşova.
Located in the region of Middle Black Sea, Amasya is founded on
the slopes of Mt. Harşena in Yeşilırmak Valley. With its over 7000
year historical background it became a capital of a kingdom,
trained scientists, artists, poets, and became a training city for
sultan's sons. First steps of the Independence War of Turkey also
took place in Amasya. Along with these historical and cultural
riches , Amasya especially takes attention with Yalıboyu houses
constructed along the shore of Yeşilırmak . If you want to see a
fascinating antic city where history and nature mingles and where
you can see the best marble apples, cherries, peaches and okras of
the world, Amasya is waiting for you with its cosy and hospitable
How to Get?
Amasya is connected to its neighbour provinces Samsun, Çorum and
Tokat with a governmental roadway. At the same time it is on the
Europe - Iran international (E-5) High way.
Airway: Nearest airport is in Merzifon district which is almost
50 km far away from the city centre of Amasya. There are regular
bus services from both the city centre and the airport before and
after every flight.
Road way: It is 1,5 kilometres away from city centre, arrival
obtained by small buses for city arrival and by coach firms private
Railway: Amasya is placed on the Sivas - Samsun railway, city is
261 kilometre and little more away from Sivas and 134 kilometre
away from Samsun. There are two coach stations (Amasya -
Hacıbayram) and six train stations istasyon (Kızılca, Kayabaşı,
Eryatağı, Bovazköy, Suluova, Hacıbayram) present in the borders of
Merzifon Airport Phone: (+90-358) 535 10 16 (http://www.amasyamerzifonairport.com)
Coach Station Phone : (+90-358) 218 80 12
Train Station Phone : (+90-358) 218 12 39
Where to Visit
Hazeranlar Mansion is the most beautiful mansion at Yalı Boyu
(across the waterside residence) houses series. Mansion is one of
the most elegant civil architecture samples of Ottoman period.
Mansion built by Defterdar Hasan Talat Efendi for the name of his
sister Hazeran Hanım in 1872.
|The other gate is connected to Hatuniye mosque courtyard.
Double shuttered males greeting hall gate opens to an area with low
ceiling. There are four rooms at each corners and liwan of centre
hall take place between the rooms. There are unadorned stairs with
banister connects the east liwans to the entrance floor. Living
rooms and bedrooms, court, coffee room, room with oven, parents and
males greeting hall rooms and also toilet placed at the storey
around the center hall
Amasya Castle it is placed on precious rocks named Harşane
mountain at the west of Yeşilırmak river and city centre. There are
4 main gates in castle, which are named Belkıs, Saray (palace),
Maydonos and Meydan (Public Square), there is a water well named
Cilanbolu in castle too, moreover water hole and dungeon present in
castle. A laddered under ground way from the castle that reach to
70 meter below river towards the kings tombs dated to IIIth BC.
There are tower and mosque ruins present too
King Rock TombsThere are 5 unit tombs placed at slope of Amasya
Castle that all are engraved on the lime stone rocks which rocks
extended like a straight wall. With the construction and location
properties they take attention at the first sight. Their
surroundings engraved till they completely separated from the main
rock, than they reunite to the main rock with stairs. There are
some ones large and some ones small totally 18 rock tomb units
present. The famous geographer Strabon (BC 63 - AC. 5) whom born at
Amasya, delivers an information that Rock tombs was belonged to
Aynalı Cave (Rock Tomb)is approximately three kilometres away
from the city centre, and on the way of Ziyaret district which way
separated to the right from surrounding high way towards Samsun. It
is the best - decorated and completed tomb among other King Rock
Tombs. At the vault section there are 6 pictures on each right and
left walls, which figure out 12 disciple. And there are some
figures that include men and women on the west and east walls,
although there is a composition figure contains the Jesus, the
Virgin Mary and Disciple on east wall.
Ferhat Water CanalThe canal was built in the Hellenistic Period
to fulfil city's water necessity, it has approximately 75 width and
18 kilometers long. It was built with processes of digging canals
based on the balance system, carving some tunnels and bounding
brick walls at some places.