KastamonuKastamonu city center is an ancient settlement location and its districts contain numerous historical structures available for visiting purposes. The major ones among these localities are Araç, Taşköprü, Küre, Abana districts and are protected areas. Archeological protected sites could be counted as Zimbilli Hill (Pompeipolis) in Taşköprü district, Abeş Castle and Geriş Hill in Inebolu district, Ginolu Bay in Çatalzeytin district, Gideros Bay in Cide District.
Near the city (approximately 10 miles) is the village of Kasaba with an important mosque, the Mahmut Bey mosque, from 1366, built in the Seljuktradition. It is considered to be one of the finest wooden mosques in Turkey. The door has excellent woodcarving.
The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. Within the region, Romans founded a city of Paphlagonia at the town Taşköprü which is nowadays famous for its garlic production. The change of name of the town dates toRead More
Places of interest
Kastamonu Archeological Museumcollection belonging to the prehistoric, Roman and Byzantine periods is exhibited in the Kastamonu museum.This historical structure was constructed by Architect Kemalettin Bey in between 1914 – 1917. In this historical building, Atatürk had stated his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 atRead More
Visit theIlgaz National Parkwhich is located 63 km south of Kastamonu. It is a perfect destination for mountaineering and skiing. TheIlgaz Mountainis 2587m. high and has great view. See theKızılırmak river. Enjoy the beaches ofIneboluandCidedistricts and discover the nature around the region.Read More
Kastamonu shuttle bus services to various cities of Turkey.There are highway connections to Kastamonu from every direction and therefore the city has easy access. The bus terminal can be reached via phone numbers +90(366)214 1212 and +90(366)214 6412.Read More