You have the opportunity as an invited Windstar guest to visit an area of Turkey steeped in history and adorned with fascinating buildings and monuments. Amasya was a great center of learning and home to scientists, artists, poets, and the birthplace of the famous geographer, Strabo. On the steep rock faces above the town are the royal palace and impressive rock-cut tombs and memorials of the kings of Pontus (4th century B.C.).
Your tour of the city will introduce you to the Yildirim Beyazit Mosque, numerous ottoman tombs, mosques, Turkish baths, theology schools, and well-preserved traditional Ottoman Turkish mansions. Bring your camera to capture memories of the Archaelolgical Museum of Amasya including the best preserved mummies of the Iikhanli rulers, the 19th century Hazeranlar Mansion, and the breathtaking view of rock-cut tombs and the city below.
You’ll delight your palate with delicious Turkish cuisine including kebabs, seasonal fruit, grilled vegetables and hors d’oeuvres at the Ali Kaya Restaurant. This tour will take you past beautiful inland scenery and along the paths of ancient Silk Road history in a relaxing, delightful way.