Amasya has several venerable hamams that are still in operation. The Yıldız Hamamı was built by a Seljuk commander in the 13th century...
Gök Medrese Camii
The Gök Medrese Camii was built from 1266 to 1267 for Seyfettin Torumtay, the Seljuk governor of Amasya. The eyvan (vaulted recess)...
Perched precariously atop rocky Mt Harşena, the kale offers magnificent views down the valley. The remnants of the walls date from...
The coveted seating is on the tiny balcony of this mellow cafe.
Amasya Şehir Kulübü
Downstairs from the smarter Amasya Şehir Derneği, this restaurant is popular for its food and balconies, which overlook the river next...
Lonely Planet review
Another Pontic tomb, the Mirror Cave (Aynalı Mağara), sits apart from the others, northeast of Amasya. One of the finest tombs, its name derives from the glaring effect produced by the sun on its pale facade. Although built during Pontic times, it's likely the cave was later used as a chapel by the Byzantines, who painted the fast-fading frescoes. With a Greek inscription high on the facade, this is one of the few tombs with any type of adornment.
The cave is 4km from the main square (TL10 return in a taxi). Follow the Yeşilırmak north and cross it on Künç Köprüsü, then look for the signpost on your right after a few hundred metres; Mirror Cave is 3km before Ziyaret.