Amasra, one of the most beautiful towns on the Black Sea coast, was called Sesamos in ancient times, when it was founded by the Miletians in the sixth century B.C. It stands on a peninsula split by two inlets. The eastern side enjoys a reputation for good swimming. On a rocky promontory rise the ramparts of the Byzantine citadel, inside of which is an old church, now the Fatih Mosque. The necropolis dates from the Roman period. Remnants from Amasra’s entire history are displayed in the Archaeological Museum. You can purchase a hand carved wooden souvenir on Cekiciler street.