Cankiri

Cankiri: The City Of Salt

Every city is famous with something. Some cities are well-known for their beaches, some are for their ancient history. Well… Cankiri is famous with its rock salt reserves, it is the biggest rock salt producer of Turkey.

Cankiri has hosted many civilizations throughout its history, from Paphlagonians, Kingdom of Pontus and Galatians to Romans, Byzantians and Turks. Therefore the city bears the traces of the cultures and histories of all these civilizations. It has a story to tell in every corner.

One of the main landmarks of the city is, of course, the glorious Mount Ilgaz that is the mighty and reliable protector of the city. It overlooks the city with grace and displays amazing views.

For an unforgettable adventure, Cankiri is welcoming you with open arms.

Top attractions in Cankiri

Paphlagonia

The rumor has it the Amazons came to the Black Sea region and choose Paphlagonia as their settling place. We cannot judge them considering the beauty of Black Sea and the greenest forests surrounding the area as far as eye can see.
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Corum

Corum is one of the most significant cities of Turkey’s Central Anatolia region. The city is well-known for its roasted chickpea production; but it is only the visible part of the iceberg.

Hattusa

The city Corum, located in the Central Anatolian region of Turkey host a very special city. Hattusa is the capital of Hittite empire that was the first Anatolian civilization and the nation that made a lot of “firsts” in Anatolia.

Hittites

Hittites are the first civilization on historical ages that came to Anatolia and called “dibs.” Therefore, they are the first settlers of the region. The Hittites were a matriarchal civilization that gave women a great importance. How cool is that they were feminists thousands of years ago even though women are still fighting for their rights on our time.

Ankara

Ankara is the capital of Turkish Republic, yes that is a fact. But did you know that it used to be one of the most important Roman settlements in Anatolia and hosted many civilization like Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Byzantians and many more.

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