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Amasya

Getting there & away

Amasya is not far off the busy route between Ankara and Samsun, so buses are frequent. Some bus companies maintain ticket offices on the main square; a dolmuş to the otogar costs €0.40.

To get to Safranbolu (€17, nine hours), take an early morning minibus to Gerede, alight at the Karabük junction and flag down a bus to Karabük. From Karabük take another minibus to Safranbolu – a long day!

Otherwise there are daily buses to Adıyaman (for Nemrut Dağı; €25, 10 hours), Ankara (€14, five hours), Çorum (€5.60, two hours), İstanbul (€20, 10 hours), Kayseri (€17, eight hours), Malatya (€17, eight hours), Nevşehir (€20, nine hours), Samsun (€5.60, two hours), Sivas (€11, 3½ hours) and Tokat (€5.60, two hours).

Amasya train station (218 1239) is served by two daily trains between Samsun (€2.80, 5½ hours) and Sivas (three hours).