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Why we should go to Tokat ?

General Information

"A cradle to history and culture…"

Tokat has been host to many cultures over a 6000 year timeline and was built on the productive soil of the Yeşilirmak Basin. The city has enormous tourism potential with sightseeing opportunities ranging from archeological remains boasting of art and culture, thousand year old civilizations, centuries-old architectural structures, fossil caves formed over millions of years to rich thermal sources and handicrafts made from careful artistry passed down over generations.

High Season

The agreeable climate and the Black Sea influence means 39% of Tokat is forest and shrubbery, 33% are fields, 13% meadows and 15% are other types of geological environment. Meadow parks, plateaux, and drinking the Niksar mineral water at its source make Tokat a good choice in the summer.

Transportation

The road which connects the Black Sea to Inner Anatolia, East and Sotueast Anatolia via Sivas and Kayseri passes through Tokat. Rail and air travel is also possible. The railroad passes through Tokat and has connections to Samsun and Sivas. There are once-weekly transit flights to Tokat via Ankara. Istanbul - Tokat is 785km. Ankara - Tokat is 399km.

History

Tokat is an incredibly significant province in Turkey’s history and culture with surviving evidence of the Hellenistic culture which was highly important in art and culture between 2500-400 B.C.; the Roman period which was present in Zile-Tokat-Niksar-Sulusaray until 500 A.D.; Niksar was the Danishmend capital during the 12th century evident from a wealthy cultural heritage; the artistic, architectural and humanistic cultural values of the Seljuk Turks until the end of the 13th century; the Tappiga Palace in Zile Maşat Tumulus, the eagle emblazoned ionic column head from the Hellenistic period, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Zile Clock Tower, the Zile Great Mosque, the Zile Beyazit Bestami Mosque and Tomb dating from the Ertana Principality, the Seljuk Bridge upon the Yesilirmak River on Tokat’s entrance, the Gök Medresse, the Pervane Baths, Niksar Great Mosque, Niksar Akyazi Cupola, Niksar Çöreğibüyük Mosque from the Ilhanli period, the Ancient Palace City in Artova and the Mahperi Lady Caravanserai in Pazar to name but a few.

Highlights

The Masat Tumulus is in the Yalınyazi Village of Zile and has traces of 3 civilizations; the Old Bronze Age from 3000 B.C., the Hittite era from 2000 B.C. and the Phrygian from 1000 B.C. Masat Tumulus has a prince’s palace which was part of the Hittite Empire in Kayseri. Besides furnaced earth, metal and glass objects there are tablets in Hittite Hierogliphy. Tokat's Çamiçi, Topçam, Bizeri, Gürlevik, Batmantaş and Dumanlı Plateaux are popular attractions.

Unspoilt natural beauties add further wealth to Tokat. The Topçam and Çamiçi plateaux as well as the Gürlevik, Bizeri-Boğali, Batmantaş and Dumanli plateaux are places to visit on day-trips.

Cuisine

Tokat’s cuisine is rich and mouth-watering. Tokat kebabs, Meat Stuffing, broad bean Stuffing, Keşkek, Gendüme Soup, Bacakli Soup, Walnut bread, Bezli pastrami and Bat are some examples. Tokat wine is also a delicious table companion. Mahaleb wine only produced in Tokat and is uniquely delectable.

 
Outdoor Sports

Game hunting has developed a great deal. During the seasons determined by the central hunting commission wild duck, pheasant, quail and rabbit are hunted. Drive-hunts are also organised for wild boar.

The Tokat Forestry department’s Yaylacik Office has made the Tek Mezar area is also suitable for camping, trekking and swimming in natural lakes.

Since 1976 regulated fishing has been popular at the lake dam in the town of Almuş. A variety of different fish are also sought in the Yesil River and the Kelkit and Tozanli streams.

Health

The Sulusaray spas are 68km southeast of Tokat. The spa is located amongst the historical Nicepolis ruins and is one of the most important springs. It gained modern facilities after 1962 which grew each year. Today, the spa has two hotels and offers amenities such as private baths, pools, restaurants and a recreation room throughout the year. The spas have a water temperature of 55 degrees and benefit rheumatism, intestinal, stomach, kidney, gallbladder, liver and gynaecological diseases. The spa’s vicinity has pensions for rent, accommodation, tents with safe camping areas. The reşadiye Spa is in the town of reşadiye.ıt adjoins the town and offers accommodation with a motel built by the Municipality. The water is 40-41 degrees at its source. The bathing pools have ready water at 35-38 degrees. The spa is good for rheumatism, stroke sufferers and bone calcification.

The rocks around the spa have formed limestone pools.

Neighbours

Sivas, Amasya, Yozgat, Ordu.