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Amalfi? That may be stretching it too far (and I have never been to Amalfi), but certainly Amasra is a charming little town off the Black Sea coast. Its attraction lies not in its mediocre beach (plus the water is too cold for a swim, and this was in late May) but in its small village feel that is characterically laid back. Of course, the people are warm and friendly, in true Turkish fashion.
The village is popular with local tourists who descend upon Amasra's shores on summer weekends. I was there on a Sunday, and the town was indeed filled with weekend daytrippers from nearby cities. I was told that Amasra is popular with European backpackers as well, but have seen only a couple of senior Western tourists while I was there. So grab any opportunity to visit this quaint seaside town before hordes of package tourists invade the place.
- Pros:Small town vibe, lots of value-for-money lodging options
- Cons:Mediocre beach (if it's the beach you're after)
- In a nutshell:Quintessential pretty little town on the Black Sea coast
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