Sinop, Turkey

Sinop is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of the Black Sea coast, in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, in modern-day northern Turkey. Historically known as Sinope, it is the capital of Sinop Province.

Today's Sinop is a charming little town, little touched by modern developments, and with short distance between the landmarks. The centre is to a large extent surrounded by a wall that dates back some 2500 years. The main monuments are a ruined ancient citadel rebuilt during Byzantine and Seljuq periods, some isolated columns and inscribed stones from the early Greek and Roman periods. There is also a good mosque and medrese, some bath houses and a restored Museum.

Things to See & Do

* Ruins of Sinop Castle
* Old jail
* Museum
* Bath Houses

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - New Turkish Lira (YTL)
Language – Turkish
Population – 45,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 90

Port Location – The port of Sinop is located in the downtown area of Sinop.

Travel Links – Sinop is linked by bus with Samsun and Ankara and by sea with Istanbul. The nearest airport is located at Samsun.

There is a twice weekly catamaran ferry service from May to September between Sinop (Turkey) and Yalta (Ukraine).

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