Nestled into a landscape of stunning beauty are the old houses of Safranbolu.
The terraces on the hillside are interconnected with narrow cobbled streets. The historical centre, declared in 1994 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is easily explored on foot. There you will find one of the most beautiful houses, the Kaymakamlar Evi, also serves as a museum where you can find out about the Ottoman architecture of the city. The Hidirlik Park offers splendid views over the village. The name of Safranbolu comes from the vast saffron fields, by which the city was surrounded in the 19th Century. Today, saffron is cultivated in Davutobasi, a village 20 kilometres away.