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The number of tourists coming to Safranbolu, a UNESCO World Heritage List

Governor Karabuk İzzettin small, located in Safranbolu, a UNESCO World Heritage List said they aimed to increase the number of tourists to 1 million.
Governor Karabuk İzzettin Small, Safranbolu Upon receipt of the World Heritage List in 1994 began to draw tourists to quickly recalled. In the garden, mostly three-story, 6-8 bedroom, large volumes, designed to suit human needs, tailored to the aesthetic as well as large mansions, which drew the attention of other tangible and intangible heritage district, around 600 thousand tourists a year who expressed ağırladıklarını small, said:'' Our district goal is the annual number of tourists have a million stickers. AA launching a variety of languages​​, one of the world's first 5 news agency, enter the target presentation is very important for our county. İlçemizle beautiful and special news will be released on one side of the world languages, published in that country. This is a demonstration of our yaptıramayacağımız spending the big bucks. ''

Medicine, food and textiles are used in the cultivation of saffron since the Hittites in Anatolia

Buds are opening, bees are coming to collect. Collected immediately after the dunes ayıklıyor homes, such as shredded wheat fırınlıyor tray. This ritual will last for approximately three weeks. 

Eid is expected to reach a peak towards the end of flowering. Entering the houses of Safranbolu, a UNESCO World Heritage List, songs, traditions and local flavors of saffron is the time to explore.
"This year the rain came just in time. Product will be plenty, "says Scott Davutobası village, Emine (60). "To open the saffron flower like rain, sularsan decay ..." District 21 kilometers away from the village center, agriculture center of saffron saffron. After the 1970s, urban migration of young people in the villages because of kalmaması, even if the county holds safrancılık Davutobası'nda tradition was kept alive to be forgotten. Methods they have learned elders of the village women continued to grow saffron. Scott works in the field since the age of 10, it is difficult to farming for the production decreased over the years, he says.

"My grandfather once 60 cans with onions, saffron produces 11 kilos per year, took the Egyptian Bazaar in Istanbul and sold it. Now our village a total annual production of six families find it difficult to five pounds. Kalitesizini from China, sell counterfeit bring cheaper, high-quality product we can not find buyers. "

SINCE the Hittites

Medicine, food and textiles are used in the cultivation of saffron since the Hittites in Anatolia. The Ottoman Empire, Iran and India, along with Keşmir'iyle was one of the world's three largest producers of saffron. At that time, İzmir, Tokat, Adana, Şanlıurfa, but also the training of 40 of the largest producers Safranbolu'ydu köyüyle. Silk Road is on the flower quality and the advantages provided Safranbolu. Product to be exported to Europe. Over time, took over the leadership of Iran and Greece, Turkey, came to the stage of the safrancılık reserve.
11 KÖYDE 37 families

The project was launched in 2002 under the Ministry of Agriculture began to revive safrancılık Safranbolu. Onions were distributed to farmers. Today, the Lower South, Davutobası, Yazıköy, Geren, nomad, sergeants, Duzce, Çerçen, Duzce, Shea, the miller's villages 37 farmers cultivating a total of 36 acres in the saffron. Of a policy of encouraging the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture, the last two years, four more new producers, a total of six acres of land began to grow saffron. Surety with the office of the governor of the Chamber of Craftsmen and registration of geographical saffron Safranbolu took the initiative in January.

Food, textile, pharmaceutical industry sold in grams of saffron, a precious commodity. £ 8.5 Davutobası'nda wholesale price per gram, county retail market of $ 10. I want to labor and capital to agriculture. Provincial Director of Agriculture said in Ayvalik Cetin, a need to plant acres at least 200 kilograms of onions, which in turn cost of £ 10 thousand. One acres, compared to the year, 1-4 kilograms of stigma can be dry. 80-120 thousand flowers to grow one kilogram of saffron, the hills, they have to carefully select and dry.

The absence of clay soils can be cultivated saffron and the mole. To protect the wild pigs of the field around the wire, anchor the four times a year, once every three years to change the location of onions, used part of the field have to leave fallow 4-5 years.


Pre-condition to get the maximum yield of saffron, flowers, buds on the collection. Pollen from the bees come out to the fields when the sun hit the flowers. Can you see damage to flowers, gathered in the drop-down hills.

For this reason, saffron harvest starts at dawn every day at the latest at 9.00 and finishes. The next stage of the real visual feast. The most senior safrancısı Davutobası'nın Hatice Özkul'a (81), according to the most difficult part of this stage and who want to skill. Because the size of a needle have to remove three red tepeceği Gently toss with two fingers. The majority, at the expense of lowering the quality of the three red mound of saffron in it adds: "We work İmece usulüyle. Which gathers together the saffron flower farm, a house and then extracts the dunes until the evening. Must be dried immediately. The bottom of the tray, sticking it takes for the wax, into the hills spreads. Across from the fire, turning the tray we kuruturuz like shredded wheat. This job can not make a good saffron is wasted. "


Prof. Dr. Buyukyildiz intelligent, bile is not an important place in local folklore, he says. Buyukyildiz, born in the village of Davutobası an eye doctor, researcher of folk music at the same time. Ataman's a student of folklore researcher Yaver Saadi. Teacher of the region as he compiles songs, bağlamasıyla, interprets the sound.
"However, harvest season has its own rituals. Çapalanırken Field, home owner mounds imeceye extracted product is offered attendees a special pie. Apprentices pastry, cheese, such as language is in tatters, to eat with pleasure. Women tells the local folk. As pilgrims and the people of nomadic Davutobası'nın Kayıboyu'ndan Turkmens. Guests to meet Turkmen hospitality. "
The local people and saffron pilaf using zerdede. Emine Scott, saffron tea to that list, he adds: "It's very tasty. Also healing. Lowers blood pressure. Even if cancer is said to be good. "

The Japanese, the Turks INTEREST IS MORE

Strange but true: saffron flowering, harvest and after the rituals very Uzakdoğuluların attracts the attention of the Turks. The Japanese harvest season each year, to witness this visual feast comes from the nine thousand kilometers of roads crossed the Safranbolu. District Directorate of Agriculture organized by the Saffron Harvest Festival The French, the Germans also are showing interest. Emine Scott, last year attracted the French documentary tells the villages. Judging Safiya said Eagle County Tourism Advisory Bureau Chief saffron observers also attended this year's Australian and New Zealanders.

However, harvest of saffron, yet dönüşemedi mass tourism theme. Bin's 22 counties last year, 160 thousand people from abroad and stayed there. Domestic tourists coming mainly from May to September. The weight of the Japanese, Taiwanese and South Koreans formed the foreign guests throughout the year except the month of January the district suffers. Saffron harvest, Safranbolu After most of the people excited about them.


Directorate of Agriculture of Safranbolu district two years ago and launched Saffron Harvest Festival. This year the festival will be made due to the Van earthquake. But the ceremony will be held Wednesday morning Davutobası'nda harvest. Safranbolu, coming to the festival will be walking in the village, and then participate in harvest of saffron, the event will end breakfast. An exhibition will be opened the same day in the town center Ilker Sarı Serap. Saffron harvest you can get information about the District Directorate of Agriculture. ( ​​/ 0370 712 11 84)

LOCAL TURKS Yemeniciler Bazaar, kept alive

Mehmet Pasha Mosque in the center of Safranbolu Bridge just behind the bazaar, in the past çarıkçılar market. Red, black-colored scarf is called none Platform çarıklara region. Today, the old fashioned shoe-producing Yemeniciler Bazaar had only one master. Handmade wood and textile products sold in other shops. Beads on the entrance to the bazaar Coffee, coal fired foamy Turkish coffee, a delicious syrup and saffron tea is famous kızıldut. Coffee is Erhan owner of the Sacred, in love with the local folk songs. 120 folk gathered in 10 years. Radio artist of Istanbul linking Erhan retired folk music community of the Holy and the region has set up a İrfan'la ozanlarından love. The members of this team every day at 19.30 local ozanlarıyla Bead Cafe, meet and organize folk songs in the evenings. Increased interest in folk song of the Holy excitement in the region. Ataman Yaver Saadi collects clippings of the 1930 "Songs of Safranbolu," and told the local traditions of "Old Safranbolu Life" books and Gural county in the district re-printed by the firm.

Boiler Furnace Zerde AND TASTING saffron rice

Nebile Özağartan, 2003 in February, since the former Çarşı'daki Boiler Furnace offers local delicacies. A year after opening the restaurant Saturday to Freedom entered the Top 10 list of tradesmen. Restaurant in the morning from 8.00 to 35 people from the evening until 20.00 the open. Restaurant menu offered flavors of homemade food özeniyle seasons are changing frequently. Zerde using saffron and saffron pilaf. Özağartan "In fact, we muharrem zerdeyi and funerals, when requested to do, but in the period of saffron rice with saffron We've added a menu focused," he says. Boiler Furnace, always ambitious pastry. Filtering instead of meat in yogurt, eaten yoğursuz peruhi ravioli-like, walnut noodles, bending some of these delicacies. (Fountain Mah. Butchers Street. No: 19) also is possible to taste local cuisine, boutique hotels of the district.

Whatever cologne SOĞANINA YES

Increased product diversity on the survival çarşıdaki Safranbolu tourism boom. Soap, candles, kolonyadan lokuma, saffron tea, many products are sold. Dear Mehmet four-acre field of shopkeepers in the bazaar Yazıköyü'ndeki grow saffron saffron soğanını has added to the product range. Small pots ready to bloom in 1 TL sells saffron bulbs. Safranlarına connected so deeply that, each patiently describes the terms of customer growth. Then "Take care of your soğanıma" he uğurluyor.

Diva Turca VILLAGE

Yörük'ü Turkmen village 11 kilometers east of Safranbolu about 30 thousand people visit each year. Reason for this interest, historical mansions. River, bird's eye view of the village located on the car 500 years ago people came and settled here. Suculuk Istanbul, börekçilikten earned has built magnificent mansions. Made of wood, covered mansions khorassan sıvasıyla rooftops, entries placed antlers. Libraries, study rooms, or even surprise people.
103 138 on the house in the village streets are paved with stone flooring yapı.Halkın demand area was declared a historic site in the village bbbb Foundation and Nomad Village Foundation, the initiative of President Metin Sozen streets, some buildings have been restored. One of these buildings, who died in 2008 at La Scala opera singer Leyla Gencer, known as La Diva Turca family. Construction works are completed on a quarterly Konagi converted into the Museum of Leyla Gencer. Workshops and concerts held in the building in the field of glory. If you want to stay down, and a path to the village board has five rooms. Necati Erdem Pension Nomad (0370 737 21 53) open throughout the year.


Boutique hotels in Safranbolu, as well as an example of traditional architecture is open to visitors all over the mansion. These structures are: Haci Mehmet Efendi Mansion District, Sipahioglu House, Emir Ahmet Hocazade House. The city converted the old Government House Historical Museum, spectacular structures in the historic Clock Tower. (

Safranbolu based on the World Heritage List "World City" was named.

The epic of Homer's Iliad in ancient times the city is located in the well-known BC Paflagonya Goes back to 3000 BC. BC Tumuli, dated 3000 and 4000, show that a long history of Safranbolu, in terms of human settlement.
City Flaviopolis, Theodoropolis, Hadrianopolis, Germia and Dadibra (Dadybra) interpreted as the ancient towns. The earliest known civilizations in the region of the Hittites and their neighbors, the Gaspalar Zalpalardır. The order of the region, with the Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, indirectly, the Persians, the Hellenistic Kingdoms (Pondlar), Roman (Byzantine), the Seljuks, Çobanoğulları, Candar, and the Ottomans had established dominance.

Dadibra was conquered by the Seljuks in the city name. Safranbolu, Seljuk Sultan. Muhittin Kılıç Arslan's son, Shah Massoud was conquered by the Turks on 1196. Muhiddin Shah Massoud, the Greek-Byzantine population had promised to protect their lives if they surrender without a fight, but according to records the city was seized in the war. There is no information about what happens to Christians. Çobanoğulları between 1213-1280, between 1326-1354 and 1423 Candar has since then in the hands of the Ottoman Empire. Current in Kıranköy, the Greek community there. It was then, and in 1923 was the central district of the Greek population exchange took place in this region.
Name of the city administration has been Zalifre Seljuks and Sinop - Kastamonu - Safranbolu - Gerede - Willow end area has become. Next years the city has changed hands several times between the Turkmen and the Byzantines. Town between the years 1213 to 1280, a fiefdom of the end state of the Anatolian Seljuk Empire, which is located in Kastamonu and Sinop region managed Çobanoğulları Principality. Later, the Mongol Çobanoğuları İlhanlılar'a started to tax.

1326 Candaroğulu Suleiman Pasha conquered the city. Paşasının Kastamonu Kastamonu in 1332 and the son of Ibn Battuta on his way to the governor met with Ali Bey. According to Ibn Battuta'ya arrives, the Hanafi doctrine teaches that there is a theological school. The period of Islamic architecture in the region Candaroğulları hareketlenmiştir, Gazi Süleyman Paşa Mosque was used during this period. In addition, a former Byzantine church, two baths, and there were several fountains. But 17 other similar structure of an Islamic century will be.
Traditional Safranbolu houses.

Safranbolu 14 Ottoman control was the first time in the middle of the century and up to this date 1416'da completely fethedilene was a border zone between the Ottoman Empire and Candar. Scratching the area known as the Ottomans Yörükan-i tries to place a large number of nomadic Turkmen and the city's name after this period or shortly notched Borglum Borglum and was named as boron. 18. in the mid 19th century and then began to be used ZağfiranPolis used for a short time in the middle of the century, but 19th Zağfiran Benderli In the last quarter century has changed Zağfiran Bolu.  Finally, the Zafranbolu and then transformed into Safranbolu.

Especially in the time of the Ottoman Empire 17 century Istanbul-Sinop accommodation center on the caravan route to the highest level reached being culturally and economically. The same period has added important works to the city and statesmen of the Ottoman palace.

18. century onwards, III. Selim and II. Mahmoud periods after 1850 in the ongoing and increasing migration to Istanbul and Safranbolu which is documented in the palace began to be effective. Most of the migrants were performing bakery or shipping. Istanbul, Safranbolu, starting in 1860 by Xavier Planhol'a had established a monopoly on the bakery and ovens, with nearly three of every five people came in Safranbolu district. Well-known dignitaries and relatives of Safranbolu and probably people, friends or customers getirmekteydiler Istanbul. The majority of Greeks who came to Istanbul to Safranbolu Planhol'a shipping already.

Karabük Karabük Iron and Steel Plant were commissioned in 1939 and has become the center of attention, and Anatolia, Safranbolu took place in the 1950s affected more than the modern urbanization. For this reason, the architectural traditions, especially the half-timbered, three-bedroom Pontian Greek-style earthquake-resistant homes are protected. based on the World Heritage List by UNESCO on December 17, 1994 "World City" was named. Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) Safranbolu, which is an active member of the board of directors meeting was held in 2000 OWHC. wikipedia