Kastamonu is a lovely city hidden in the midst of
forests. The beauty of the 12th-century Byzantine castle at the foot of the hill
welcomes you. The 13th-century Atabey Mosque and the Ibni Neccar Mosque are
worth visiting. In the village of Kasaba you will have the opportunity to see
one of the most elegant wood carvings of Turkey, on the Mahmut Bey Mosque.
The Ilgaz National Park is 63 kms south of
Kastamonu. It is a perfect destination for mountaineering and especially for
winter sports since there is a ski-center with good accommodation facilities.
The landscape at from the Ilgaz Mountain (2587 m) is breathtaking; you will want
to take some photographs. The Kizilirmak River contributes to that marvelous
picture of the city. The Ilgarini cave at Cide, the Alinca underground cave at
Kure, and the International Equestrian Tourism Center of Daday are the other
Inebolu, 100 kms north of Kastamonu, is a typical
Black Sea town, exhibiting fine examples of traditional Turkish architecture in
the midst of greenery. To the east of lnebolu is the Abana holiday center. To
the west is Cide with good hotels and sandy beaches, as well as the dreamlike
Time Line of Kastamonu
A town in Paphlagonia, north-central Anatolia, about 40 miles (64 km.) from the Black Sea.
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