BartınBartın is a city in northern Turkey, the capital of the province of Bartın. Formerly a district of Zonguldak Province, Bartın has been made into a province seat in 1991 with the constitution of its province, including 4 districts: the Central Bartın, Amasra, Kurucasile, and Ulus). Bartın is a member of the Norwich-based European Association of Historic Towns and Regions (EAHTR).
Main sights include the castle, two churches, bedesten, the Kuskayasi Road Monument and inziva (seclusion) cave in the city center. Sections of the ancient city like the forum, the council palace, the road of honor, the theatre, the acropolis and a necropolis are now below the ground.
The history of the antique Parthenios city dates back to 1200 BC, when its area was inhabited by the Gasgas tribe. In the following centuries, the region had entered under the dominance of Hittites, Phrygians, Cimmerians, Lydians, Persians and Macedonians. Later it was part of the Roman Empire and then of the Byzantine Empire, until it fell to the Seljuk Turks and the CandarogullariRead More
Bartın has an oceanic climate with high and evenly distributed rainfall the year round. Summers are very warm and humid, and the average temperature is around 21°C in July and August. Winters are cool and damp, and the average temperature is around 6°C in January and February. Precipitation is heaviest in autumnRead More
Places of interest
Ancient Cities There are numerous ancient city ruins inside the borders of historic Paphlagonia region. Ancient cities of Sesamos (Amasra), Kromna (Kurucaşile) and Erythinoi (Çakraz) are located inside the borders of Bartın.The castle, two churches, bedesten, Kuşkayası Road Monument (Unique in the world) and inziva (seclusion) cave inside the cityRead More
Swim at Bozköy and Çakraz beaches. Enjoy tachting at the marinas of Amasra and Kurucaşile. Do trekking at the plateaus of Bartın that have an average attitude of 1000 meters and covered with forests. Do line fishing at the shores of Bartın. There are whiting (mezgit), horse mackerel (istavrit), mediumRead More
The bus terminal is located in the city center and it is possible to find busses to every direction in the country.Read More
The nearest railway station to Bartın is located at 38 kilometer distance, in Saltukova (Zonguldak).Read More