Visitors flock to see these old homes that have slowly disappeared from other areas of Turkey and to stroll through the narrow cobblestoned streets where traditional crafts and trades are still practised today. It has been dubbed the “Capital City of Preservation” as it has not only maintained its antiquity but also its old atmosphere.
Safranbolu’s ClimateThe climate here is a combination of the Black Sea and Central Anatolia where summers are hot, winters are cold, the spring and autumn are long and can be warm and cool.
Museum Houses of Safranbolu
Things to do in Safranbolu• Visit the museum housesTake in the views from Hidirlik Hill
• Tour the Incekaya Aqueduct and Yoruk Village
• Stay in a restored house
• Listen to the traditional music played in the evenings
• Eat the local delicious sweets
Getting to Safranbolu
By RoadThe town is accessible by bus via Karabuk 10km south, and a regular dolmus minibus shuttles between the two. Using the regular bus services from there you can reach Ankara in 4 hours and Istanbul in 5 hours. Most buses stop at Kirankoy which is the modern part of town (Karabuk Bus Station Tel. No. 0370 412 8993).
By RailThe closest station is at Karabuk and there are daily trains from Ankara to Zonguldak which stop there.
By AirThe nearest connection is at Ankara’s Esenboga Airport and from there you can take flights to many other parts of Turkey.
Turkey Property For Sale
Turkish Food Recipes
Lamb Stew with Chestnuts - Red Meat Courses
Semolina Halva or Irmik Helvasi - Other Desserts
Raisin Walnut Cake - Cakes & Cookies
Tea Time Pastry
Tomato Soup with Vermicelli - Soup
Keskek or Pounded Meat-Wheat Dish - Red Meat Courses
Pistachio Kebab - Red Meat Courses