Tombs of Mythridates I, Ariobarzan & Mythridates II


The tombs of the first three kings of the kingdom of Pontus are the most impressive in the cliff face, though up close there's nothing much to see. Climb up here for the views – which are fantastic from this point – and you won't be disappointed.

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1. Tombs of the Pontic Kings

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Looming above the northern bank of the river is a sheer rock face with the conspicuous rock-cut Tombs of the Pontic Kings. The tombs, chiselled deep into…

3. Tombs of Mythridates III & Pharnaces I

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Turn left at the Pontic tombs ticket office and then through a tunnel carved into the cliff to these unfortunately rather graffiti-covered tombs where the…

4. Hazeranlar Konağı

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The Hazeranlar Konağı, constructed in 1865 and restored in 1979, was built by Hasan Talat, the accountant of governor-poet Ziya Paşa, for his sister,…

5. Hatuniye Cami

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Built in the early 16th century, the Hatuniye Cami sits snug within the row of restored Ottoman houses of Amasya's Hatuniye neighbourhood.

6. Belediye Building

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Amasya's old belediye (town council) building was built in the late Ottoman era and has a lovely stone facade.

7. Harşena Castle

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Perched precariously atop rocky Mt Harşena, Amasya's kale (castle) offers magnificent views down the valley. The much-repaired walls date from Pontic…

8. Sabuncuoğlu History of Medicine Museum

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Built as a psychiatric hospital in 1309 by Ilduş Hatun, wife of the İlkhanid Sultan Olcaytu, the Darüşşifa (Bimarhane) may have been the first place to…