Sinop is a charming Black Sea port town with excellent views. You can easily spend a day here wandering around the town, restaurants and sea front, although you could also easily see everything in half a day.
Sinop is a resort town on Black Sea. It's the most popular holiday spot for Turkish students. During summertime, the resort is very crowded and full of young men and ladies.
There is a daily Turkish Airlines morning flight to Istanbul (IST) Airport.
Sinop has impressive fortifications running through much of the town. The walls stand at 3 m thick and up to 30 m high, with 7 large towers.
Grilled fish at one of the small restaurants.
Get up early and visit one of the local bakeries for a fresh loaf of Ekmek (a sourdough bread). Served hot and sometimes with butter and honey - It is a treat for the taste buds. A warm cup of tea goes well with this treat.
There is a large number of informal open-air cafes along the harbor serving deliciously fresh fish.
One of the fortified towers has turned into a cafe/bar, and is a great place to get a drink. It also has a good night scene. The Mavi Esinti Cafe is on the seafront and has a free Wifi connection.
- 1 Kale Burç Cafe Bar, Bülent Ecevit Caddesi (on top of Sinop Tower ( the First Tower from the sea )). The best bar in Sinop with live shows.
Early booking is highly recommended if you travel in summer season.
- [dead link] Yilmaz Aile Pansiyonu, Kurtulus Caddesi, close to the port. A budget place - 20 TL for a basic double (summer 2005), shared bathroom, reasonably clean. In August 2012: the price is 30 TL for a basic double room. Bathroom and toilet are smelly. The general cleaning is not enought. No wifi.