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Carsibasi - Amasya

Trip Details

Road Trip 2008 I
Date: Fri, 22/08/2008
Distance: 465 km
Motorcyclists: Manolis, Ploumisti
Photographers: Manolis, Ploumisti
Authors: Manolis
Translators: Nansy
Map: Trip map

Sightseeing map

At the 35th day of our journey… we came across many exciting routings and an amazing city, Amasya, where we stayed over. We left from the zone of Black Sea, leaving behind beautiful images and taking with us unforgettable memories.

Although we had the choice to follow roads through the mountains, to arrive in Amasya, we decided to follow the Turkish “coute d’ azour”. We took the road from Carsibasi to Giresun (80 km). Being there, in these places, is very easy to understand why there was so prosperity in past days.
In our left hand there were dense forest and in our right the sea. Fortunately we did not found traffic, although at the summer season is very usual. And for our surprise the pavement was in great condition, fact that made our journey easier and more pleasant.

Almost all the villages that we‘ve past had a marina and many of them had port. Also we’ve noticed that there were too many castles in this route.
As there is not big touristic development in these places, I think that an alternative way of spending some nights there…is free camping, as we have not seen sings for organized camping. 

From Giresun we took the road to Sebinkarahisar (100 km). The only reason why we choose this direction amongst many other was because, as we saw at the map, by following that road we would be at 2.200m. Our choice proved right. It took us almost two hours to arrive at Sebinkarahisar, but it was an amazing routing. The pavement was not so good and road was pretty narrow but the view, that was really extraordinary, gave us ample satisfaction.
There wasn’t any touristic infrastructure. Only at Tamdere we saw a motel. From there and on the germination was gradually disappearing and the scenery became alpine. At 2000 feet there was only herb.

After reaching Egribel we started descending. At Sebinkarahisar we find 2-3 motels. Obviously is the largest village in the area.
After Sebinkarahisar, we continued westwards following the sings to Sivas - Tokat – Erbaa – Amasya and Samsun. At the last 40 km to our destination, Amasya, the scenery became again green full.

In few words we would say that we were very lucky as the weather was our friend in this routing and gave us the opportunity to enjoy it.
The road from Sebinkarahisar to Amasya was a little boring but very comfortable in driving.
As per the touristic guides, Amasya is one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey and we absolutely confirm that. I really couldn’t believe in my eyes. Is situated between the mountains and the river Yesilirman passes through giving a special charm to the city. Every evening many people were walking by the riverside under the lights of the city that were creating an amazing atmosphere.

After settled in our hotel “ Komfor Pallas” (50YTL/double room & breakfast) which probably had the smallest room from all other hotels in our journey, decided to go for sightseeing. Unfortunately it was too late and everything was closed. So we just visited the central square and an old temple that was near.
Amasya was really a very pleasant surprise for us.

Although it’s not a famous city, we deeply believe that it is one of the best destinations in Turkey and it’s worth visiting it!!!