is the most beautiful natural harbor of the Black Sea. There
are many legends about the foundation of the city but the most
dependable is that the Miletion colonists founded it in the
7th century BC. According to another legend the province
is said to have received its name from the Amazon Queen "Sinova".
This city is the birthplace of the cynic philosopher Diogenes.
The town's citadel dates from that early age and the foundations
of the Temple of Serapis is to be found on the grounds of the
Archaeological Museum where some beautiful golden icons are
displayed. The 13th century Alaeddin Mosque, the
Alaiye Medresse, and the Balatlar Church are of interest in
the city. Traditional
nautical wood carvings, good crystal and the original cotton
clothes are praiseworthy and unique to the area. The seaside
hotels and holiday villages will make you wish you could stay
longer.You will have the opportunity to sit in a fish restaurant
by the harbor and watch the perfect combination of green and
light blue while sipping your wine. Hamsilos Fjord, 11 kms from
the city center is the only fjord in the country.Gerze, situated
on a peninsula, 40 kms southeast of Sinop, will provide you
with fine beaches, meadows, restaurants and parks, while Camgolu
provides camping facilities in a large forest sloping to the
sea. At Boyabat, the largest town of the province, there are
many rock tombs and a citadel.