Amasya City Guide
Hit the Road to Amasya
A Day in Amasya
Amasya, one of the places where Ottoman architecture and culinary culture is still alive, promises you a day full of history and delicacies. We prepared a guide by asking the opinions of locals of Amasya so that you can plan a day you will spend here. What to eat in Amasya? What are the historical places of Amasya? The answers we received for such questions will make your trip more enjoyable. However, the first thing we recommend you do at first is to rent a car from the Avis Amasya car rental office. After your Amasya car rental procedure, you can start exploring the city quickly.
Breakfast in Amasya
After completing the car rental process from the Avis Amasya car rental office at the airport, you can set off for the first meal of the day. You can start the day with a table full of homemade cheeses, jams, pastries and menemen.
Places to Visit in Amasya
After your breakfast, your first stop in Amasya should be Borabay Lake. You will be very pleased that you have rented a car as you see the long distance between these natural destinations. The lake, which is approximately 90 km from Merzifon and 65 km from Amasya center, has a view similar to postcards.
A Delicious Break
Borabay's fresh air must have made you hungry. So, it might be a good idea to return to Amasya center. You can take a break in one of the spots where you can taste the special dishes of the city. Eggplant çullama, quince galle, Tokat kebab and bat meal are among the tastes you can choose.
After lunch, you can spend a few hours in Amasya center. You can start your tour with Amasya Castle and then see the rock tombs from the Pontus. The castle and the rock tombs are the two places where you can watch the city in the most beautiful way. Let us mention that you can buy local handicrafts and souvenirs at the exhibitions at the exit of the rock tombs. Walking along the coast of Yeşilırmak and exploring the Ottoman mosques lined up along the river are other activities you can do in Amasya. You can spend pleasant hours by closely viewing the narrow streets and historical houses of the city.
After your hours spent in the center, the next stop should be Merzifon. Merzifon, with a history going back to the Roman Period, lived its golden age in the Ottoman Period. Pasha Mosque, built in the 17th century, is one of the most famous Ottoman buildings in Merzifon. Merzifon Bedesten, built in the 15th century, and the clock tower built upon the order of Bayezid I for his son Çelebi Mehmet, are among the places that locals of Amasya recommend you to see.
Evening Pleasure in Amasya
Places where you can experience tastes of Ottoman cuisine are a very convincing reason to extend your trip to Merzifon a little longer. Topuz kebab, stuffed broad beans, fork soup, lamb tandoori, pen pastry made from white cabbage and Albanian liver are special dishes you can prefer for dinner.
Nightlife in Amasya
Amasya has a modest nightlife as it is a small city. The venues where you can have a good time accompanied by live music performances usually serve within the hotels in the city.