Amasra is one of the highlights of the western Black Sea coast. It is a sleepy, picturesque town , its charming harbour retaining the remnants of its past glory – the ruins of a Roman bridge, and the remains of two 4th century fortresses. A stay here can easily be combined with a visit to Safranbolu, one of the highlights of the area. Continuing along the coast to the east, it is wise to make a stop in Kastamonu to visit its Seljuk and Ottoman monuments before heading out to the spectacular Ilgaz National Park, where you can see bears, foxes and deer. Also in the area is one of the largest caves in Turkey the Ilgarini Cave, where you can descend some 250 metres.