YÖRÜK VİLLAGE

                 

This “Museum Village”, which is 11 km away from Safranbolu, can be reached via the Safranbolu-Arac highway. It was taken under protection by the Ministry of Culture in 1997 because it was a real Turk-Turkmen Village and the magnificence of its historical structures. It is a small model of Safranbolu. There are 93 registered works.

The nomadic communities living in the Safranbolu region in the 16th century are called “Yörükan-Taraklı” or “Yörükan-ı Taraklıborlu”. During the Ottoman Empire, Safranbolu were two separate accidents named Yörükan-ı Taraklıborlu, one of which was established for the tribes named today’s Yörük Village, Medine-i Taraklıborlu in the center of today’s Safranbolu district. It is known that both boilers are connected to the Bolu Sanjak of Anadolu Beylerbeyin, the center of which is Kütahya.

In the written legends about the village of Yörük, the nomads were tied to a woman with a unique tax order in which they were immigrated in the 14th and 15th centuries. According to the legend that the elders of the village heard from their ancestors; Depending on the Karakeçili tribe of the Kayı tribe, which was the beginning of the Ottoman Empire, 3 brothers, with their large families and animals, came here to the Taraklı Borlu region of Safranbolu. Their names are Hüseyin, Hacı and Davut. As this wide plague settled down, the older brother Hüseyin established this Yoruk Kary. Others also established the “Hacılar Obası and” Davut Plain “, which bears their names.

Especially in the second half of the 19th century. It is known that during the reign of Abdülhamit, the Karakeçili tribesmen were included in the guard unit of the Yıldız Palace, and even the outer buildings and gardens of the palace were left to the protection of Albanian and Bosnian-origin guards, while the building where Hünkar was lying was entrusted to the members of the Karakeçili tribe. It is understood from the examination of the gravestones in the village that Bektashism world view affects some families in Yörük Village for a period of time due to these military services, but this effect disappeared in the early 19th century. Unlike Safranbolu, the people of Yörük, who have no land and rough terrain, have built their houses in an adjacent order. They are built along the main street instead of the cluster, which is often seen in Anatolian villages. All houses have their own gardens. The art of living in rural areas is dominant in the city-sized houses of Yörük. It is a settlement outside the known village house style, full of the most beautiful examples in the home architecture of the Ottoman style, almost like a mansion. The “Yörük Village Cultural Heritage Protection, Promotion and Solidarity Foundation”, founded by intellectuals who grew up in the village and lived in Istanbul and Ankara, restored the most magnificent structure of the village, Muratoğlu Mansion, by way of donations. The Laundry and Sipahioğlu Mansion of the village brings an important movement and diversity to Safranbolu tourism.  (Source: Website of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism)

AMASRA

            

It was built on a peninsula and two islands connecting the steep slopes to the Black Sea in the north of Bartın. Its area is 120 km2. Amasra is so authentic that it is not known how much God tried to create. The only known thing is that the pictures of pines, laurels and ivy are drawn in turquoise colored waters. The magnificent harmony of blue, green and turquoise virtually caress the spirits. Traces left by ships going east, west and north, the unique panorama stretching from the green hills full of history to the bays gives Amasra a painting that comes out of the artist’s brush. Especially a view of nature from windows and balconies, watch many mysteries all day long, narrow streets with Genoese traces, islands embracing with seagulls, colorful oleander, sesame seeds and daffodils, blue and green dancing to the ceaseless, farewell to the waves reading the love messages sent by sea nymphs. while the colors filled with sadness, the moonlight created by the moonlight and the moonlightes created at night, and what more can be seen in Amasra.

The mythology described gives people a different feeling. Let’s listen to him if you want. According to a belief, Neleus from Sesamos (son of Kadros), who is in love with sesame and daffodil flowers, looks for a place to build a city. He walks around the Black Sea coast step by step but cannot find a place to enjoy. The Chief God then decides to meet Zeus, and Zeus advises him that when a young girl encounters a place where he mixes the land with water, he can decide to build a city.

While traveling through the empty lands of Paphlagonia, Neleus encounters God Eros by the sea and the girl who tries to swim with the sand by making mounds of sand. Neleus also participates in the game. On the one hand, he thinks if his place is in line with Zeus’ description. Meanwhile, there is fog around and he stops playing. He is busy looking for narcissus and sesame flowers in the immediate vicinity. The mountain stands without a hill, but it cannot find it. When the tired wound comes back to where the Cupid Eros and that girl are, he asks them about the flowers he is looking for. It shows both Eros and the girl Boztepe.
Neleus quickly reaches the hill shown. It looks like it is full of daffodils and sesame seeds… Seagulls that dive a little ahead are hunting for shaving fish… The white foams that are left over from the deflated waves in the bays… The muttering sound of the sea on all sides… The exotic forms of the islands extending into the sea… Unable to bear the sights, he decides to lay the foundations of the city. Sesamos names the city in the sense of “Sesame Land”. It is known by this name during the ancient times. Then Amastris, during the period of Genoese, during the time of Samastro and the Ottomans, Amasra, they say to him, while traveling in Amasra, where the counsel of the Gods was found in its establishment, it is witnessed that the nostalgic lines are more elegant than today’s lines. That acquaintance takes people from the present and introduces them to the memories of the past. Leaving alone for a moment in the depths of history, it gives a unique feeling. It breathes the air of thousands of years ago. While Apollon introduces Artemis and Hermes, he plays Fatih Sultan Mehmed’s “Lala Lala Çeşm-i Cihan Bura Ola”. That is why the heart of the castle stores, churches, mosques, baths, the museums and many other cultural and archaeological values, Turkey’s first tourist town bears the honor since 1940. (Source: Website of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism)