In the north of Turkey, about 35 miles away from the Black Sea coast, the picturesque town of Safranbolu is situated. More than 800 beautifully and lovingly restored nineteenth century houses,which are mentioned in the list of World Heritage Sites, can be visited.
As you can maybe tell from the name, people in the town used to trade in saffron.
The bazaar of Carsy is the centre of the town. Some people call Safranbolu the "Rothenburg of Turkey" because of its similarity to this well known German town. If you are interested, there is a book available called "The Museum Safranbolu" which can be used as a guide when visiting the town.