The historic progress of Bartin continues with the dominance of the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire and later with the dominance of Turkish Seljuks and Candarogullari State between the 11th – 13th centuries AD. Bartin was conquered by the Ottoman sultan Yildirim Bayazit in 1392.
The wooden houses of Bartin display the architectural characteristics of the art movements after the Tanzimat Fermani (Reforms Decree). A Temperate Black Sea naval climate is experienced in Bartin. Summer seasons are hot while winter seasons are chilly, and lots of rain of course which gives all of its green vegetation of the region. The Bartin River passing through the city gives way to boat trips in the city to catch a glimpse of the perfect landscape.
This lovely city hosts strawberry festivals in spring. The city also has beaches of good quality. Inkum, a lovely setting with a holiday village and other facilities, has sandy beaches. Çarkaz, is a fishing village which has an excellent beach while at Kurucasile fishing boats are built. Amasra was founded in 6th century BC and its ancient name was Sesamos. It is one of the highest spots on the Black Sea Coast which displays unimaginable, fascinating beauties while traveling through. The city is located on a peninsula and the eastern side is especially good for swimming. The archaeological museum and Çekiciler Street are of interest, too. As a souvenir, you may purchase hand-carved, wooden articles.
There are numerous ancient city ruins inside the borders of the historic Paphlagonia region. Ancient cities of Sesamos (Amasra), Kromna (Kurucasile) and Erythinoi (Cakraz) are located inside the borders of Bartin.
The castle, two churches, bedesten, Kuskayasi 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.
Kurucasile was also one of the locations which had the best viewing place for the last total solar eclipse of the 20th century which happened on 11th August 1999.
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For areas to visit near Zonguldak visit https://visit-turkey.org/destination/black-sea/