Sinop (historically known as Sinope) is a port city located on the isthmus of İnce Burun, close to Cape Sinope which lies on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of Black Sea coast, in the ancient Paphlagonia region, modern-day northern Turkey. The city covers a total area of approx 438,58 km2 (169,34 ml2) and has a population of around 38,570 people (2012 census).
The city of Sinop serves as the capital of Sinop Province. Currently, it is slated to be the site of Sinop Nuclear Power Plant, a US$15.8 bill nuclear power plant being developed by Itochu, Elektrik Üretim, Engie and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The plant will consist of 4 reactors, with construction started as early as 2017 and completion by 2028.
Tourist attractions in Sinop include:
- Paşa Tabyası (Pasha Bastion) is a semi-circular fortification (half-moon coastal bastion), located southeast of Sinop Peninsula. Pasha Bastion was built to protect the city of Sinop against attacks from the Black Sea during Russo-Turkish War. It has an artillery battery of 11 cannons, arsenal and basement. Currently, it is used as a site for refreshments premise.
- Tarihi Su Kanalı (Historic Water Tunnel) is an underground water supply channel located at Sülüklü Göl (Lake of Leeches). Dug in rock, it's around 230 m (750 ft) long with a clearance of 1,5 m (4,9 ft).
- Balatlar Kilisesi (Balatlar Church) is a ruined church from Byzantine Empire period. It's partly preserved and only its chapel vault is in undamaged condition. Other parts of the church feature no roof any more. The fresco paintings on the ceiling of the chapel and on the nave walls are intact.
- Serapeum is a ruined temple that is dedicated to the Hellenistic-Ancient Egyptian deity Serapis, located in the southwestern corner in the Sinop Archaeokogical Museum's yard.
Highlights: Citadel ruins, Fortified Walls, Alaeddin Cami mosque
The Sinop cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Sinop, Turkey.
If you lose the Sinop location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.