Delicious fish and sea foods

Balikci Ugur fish restaurant serves you the most delicious taste. The owner of restaurant (Ugur Abi) wishes to be with you in his restaurant under the atmosphere which will make you feel at home, their kitchen is mainly consist of fish and sea foods. You should try its delicious fish and sea foods. The restaurant is located 300 metres uphill from Sultanahmet Tram Station in Sokullu Pasa Hotel (in Istanbul-Turkey).

A little trip to Safranbolu

Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Former Turkish names of the town were Zalifre and Taraklıborlu and in GreekSaframpolis . It was part of Kastamonu Province until 1923 and Zonguldak Province between 1923 and 1995. A

The Old Town preserves many old buildings, with 1008 registered historical artifacts. These are: 1 private museum, 25 mosques, 5 tombs, 8 historical fountains, 5 Turkish baths, 3 caravanserais, 1 historical clock tower, 1 sundial and hundreds of houses and mansions. Also there are mounds of ancient settlements, rock tombs and historical bridges. The Old Town is situated in a deep ravine in a fairly dry area in the rain shadow of the mountains. The New Town can be found on the plateau about two kilometers west of the Old Town.

The name of the town derives from 'saffron' and the Greek word 'polis' (city), since Safranbolu was a trading place and a center for growing saffron.Today saffron is still alive at the village of Davutobası which is 22 km east of Safranbolu and probably one of the best quality saffron in the world.

Safranbolu was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1994 due to its well-preserved Ottoman era houses and architecture.