Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach Sinop

Sinop

At the northernmost tip of Turkey’s Black Sea coast, Sinop has welcomed traders to its natural harbor since the time of Hittites and traces of its long history are visible everywhere, most dramatically in the city walls and citadel. Today, it calmly goes about its business, fishing the waters, crafting embroidered cloth, and enjoying the increasing income from tourism.

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Exkursionen in Sinop

Discover the important sites of the city as you depart the pier in your coach for short orientation tour.


Aladdin Mosque

The first stop of this program will be Aladdin Mosque built by Aladdin Keykubat, the most renowned of the Seljuk Sultans. The mosque was badly damaged in the raid of Byzantine Greeks, but restored in 1268 by Süleyman Pervane. Subsequently it has been restored by Celalettin Beyazit and Prince Isfendiyar in the period of Candarogullari, and by Governor Turan Pasha in the Ottoman Era. Unfortunately its altar, a marvelous sample of Turkish engraving art, has been broken by the collapse of the great dome.


Ethnography Museum

Continue to the Sinop Ethnography Museum. Found in the surroundings of Sinop, particularly during the excavations in the Demirci Village in 1953, earthenware with and without handles, vases with and without stands and artifacts such as axes, spearheads and jewelry pertinent to the Bronze Age are on display. The museum also displays a rich collection of artifacts from the Ottoman period.


Archaeological Museum

Continue to the Sinop Archaeological Museum. Good collections from the surrounding area and several beautiful icons are on display in this small but nice museum.


Market

The last stop will be the market area of Sinop. Here, observe the daily life of the city while tasting a glass of traditional Turkish tea and seeing the ateliers/shops of traditional nautical wooden carvers. Some free time may be available for shopping or browsing.


At the designated time provided by your guide, rejoin your coach for the return drive to the port and you awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour involves moderate walking. Proper attire is required to enter the Mosque; no shorts above the knee or sleeveless tops are permitted, ladies must have their heads, shoulders and arms covered, and shoes must be removed at the entrance. Due to limited infrastructure in Sinop, guides and coaches are brought from Istanbul.

Sinop & Hamsilos Bay

Experience the city's sites during a panoramic orientation drive from the port to your first stop.


Aladdin Mosque

Built by Aladdin Keykubat, the most renowned of the Seljuk Sultans, the mosque was badly damaged in the raid of Byzantine Greeks, but restored in 1268 by Süleyman Pervane. Subsequently Celalettin Beyazit and Prince Isfendiyar have restored it in the period of Candarogullari, and by Governor Turan Pasha in the Ottoman Era. Unfortunately its altar, a marvelous sample of Turkish engraving art, has been broken by the collapse of the great dome.


Etnography Museum

Continue to the Sinop Etnography Museum. Found in the surroundings of Sinop, particularly during the excavations in the Demirci Village in 1953, earthenware with and without handles, vases with and without stands and artifacts such as axes, spearheads and jewelry pertinent to the Bronze Age are on display. The museum also displays a rich collection of artifacts from the Ottoman period.


Archaeology Museum

Following the visit, proceed to the Sinop Archaeological Museum. Good collections from the surrounding area and several beautiful icons are on display in this small but nice museum.


Hamsilos Bay

Continue your tour with a panoramic drive to Hamsilos bay, which is surrounded by pine trees, located where the sea is inserted in the land just like a river. The view here is so stunning that it is a photographer's delight, this is the only fjord in Turkey. There will be refreshment provided during this stop. All too soon, it is time to rejoin your coach for the return drive to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves moderate walking with stairs to negotiate and is not wheelchair accessible. Proper attire is required to enter the Mosque; no shorts above the knee or sleeveless tops are permitted, ladies must have their heads, shoulders and arms covered, and shoes must be removed at the entrance. The order of sites visited may vary.