The magnificent masterpiece, pride and joy of Amasya, is the renowned Amasya Castle (Amasya Kalesi), which sits on the Hasan Mountain to the west of the Yesilirmak River, in the city centre. According to Western historians, this awe-inspiring structure was built by Pontus King Mithridates during the Hellenistic Period.
Surrounded by city walls and the Yesilırmak River, the castle has a rich history spanning from the Hellenistic and Roman (Byzantine) era to the Ottoman and Seljuk periods. Throughout this time, the castle served mainly for military purposes and defense, providing security and protection to people from enemy attacks and conquerors.
Furthermore, after the Ankara War, Ottoman Sultan Celebi Mehmet sought refuge in this castle due to his defeat, which is a testament to the advantageous geographical location of the Amasya Fortress that provides a secure environment. In addition, the noble and wealthy citizens of Amasya once stored their valuable materials, items, gold, and money in this enchanting castle to safeguard them against burglars and thieves.
Additionally, this castle has four unique gates; Helkis, Maydonos, Meydan, and Saray doors. It is also divided into two parts, Asagi Kale (Below Castle) and Yukari Kale (Upper Castle).
Today, this magnificent structure boasts a dreamy landscape and dominates the whole city, allowing visitors to witness Içeri Sehir, Kızlar Sarayı (Girls Palace), Harsena, Istasyon, and Hükümet Bridges, as well as the famous Amasya Homes and mosques that capture their attention.
We offer a wide variety of tour packages that cater to all tastes and preferences. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or an adventure seeker, we have the perfect tour for you. Our knowledgeable guides will take you on an unforgettable journey through the castle’s rich history and architectural marvels, from the rock tombs of the Pontus Kings to the Ottoman-era Turkish baths.
Our tours are designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the region’s heritage and culture. We offer full-day and half-day tours, ensuring that you have plenty of time to explore the castle’s fascinating features at your own pace. Our tours include not only Amasya Castle but also visits to other iconic destinations in the area, such as Içeri Sehir, Kızlar Sarayı (Girls Palace), Harsena, and the famous Amasya homes and mosques.
We take pride in offering our clients the most luxurious and comfortable travel experiences. Our tours include transportation, accommodation, and dining arrangements, ensuring that you can relax and enjoy your journey without any worries. We also offer private tours for those who prefer a more exclusive and personalized experience.
Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty and historical significance of Amasya Castle. Book your tour with Tour Maker Turkey today and let us take you on a journey you’ll never forget. Contact us now to start planning your trip!