Zonguldak is one of the rare places on earth that is a thriving industrial centre as well as a place of great natural beauty. An important port since Ottoman times, coal was discovered here in the mid-19th century, which led to a mining boom and the discovery of numerous ancient caves used by early Christians as dwellings and places of worship. Seemingly unspoiled, the region remains an important supplier of coal to Istanbul to this day while attracting visitors from far and wide who come to experience the region's pristine forests and breathtaking sea and mountain views.
The hotel is located 270 kilometres (167 miles) from the Ankara Esenboga Airport, and is easily accessible by shuttle service. Located just one kilometre (0.6 mile) from the heart of the modern city of Zonguldak, all major business and attractions are located within a short walk or drive of the hotel. In short, whether you have come on business, to hold meetings in our state-of-the-art facilities, or simply to explore all that this inspiring region has to offer, the Dedeman Zonguldak is the hotel for you.
A small Black Sea port town prized for its beaches and natural setting, which has become an important Black Sea tourist destination. Amasra has two islands, Great Island and Rabbit Island, both of which should be seen when visiting the town. In addition to their distinctive historic Ottoman houses, the islands provide excellent views of the mountains and the sea.
Historic Ottoman-era houses and leafy cobblestone street instantly enchant all who visit Safranbolu. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has been listed since 1994, but long before that it was an important place of trade, as the presence of three caravansaries (historic inns crucial to the flow of trade) and thousands of other historic buildings and artefacts attest. The city was and remains a noted producer of Turkish saffron, from which it derives its name.
No trip to Zonguldak would be complete without a trip to one of the region's numerous and rightly famous network of caves. Nicknamed Heaven and Hell, these massive sinkholes lead to caves. One such cave contains the ruins of a 5th century monastery, located at the bottom of Heaven at the foot of 300 primitive steps.
Located just 45 minutes away from Zonguldak, these sandy beaches are well worth the trip. Perfect for relaxing and enjoying the spectacular coast and sea views, or plunging into the surf and enjoying the refreshing waters of the Black Sea, the location is ideal for those who love pristine natural beauty.
The Harmankaya Falls are by far the most stunning natural site in Zonguldak. Tucked away in the mountains that rise from the coast, the location could not be more secluded or sublime. Venture off the beaten path with a four-km (2.4 mile) hike to the Harmankaya Falls and swim in the small lake at its base.