Bartin.jpg Şadirvan http://bartinbelediyesi.com Bartin Municipality
Around 1200 B.C., Gasgas tribe settled in this region. Later the area was inhabited by the civilizations of Hittites, Frigs, Kringens, Kokons , Enets, Kimmers, Lydians, Persians and Macedonians. Bartın was under the control of the Romans and followed by the Byzantines. Between 11th and 13th centuries, the Seljuks and Candaroğulları ruled this region. In 1392, the Ottoman Empire Yıldırım Beyazıt conquered the city.
The nearest airport is in Saltukova (Zonguldak) which is 38 km far away.
The nearest railway station is also in Saltukova.
The majority of transportation to Bartın is available via highway. Traffic code for Bartın is 74.
The bus terminal is located in the city center and it is possible to find busses to every direction in the country.
Sea transportation via private boats is available.
Districts of Bartın are; Amasra, Kurucaşile and Ulus.
Because there's no traffic driving around is easy.
There are public buses running around the city for cheap fares.
The city center is small and can be covered by walking.
Bartın is a biking friendly city.
Black Sea climate dominates Bartın where summers are hot while winters are chilly.
The ancient cities of Sesamos (Amasra), Kromna (Kurucaşile) and Erythinoi (Çakraz) are located inside the borders of Bartın.
The traditional wooden houses of Bartın are interesting to see with their characteristic architectural styles.
The Gürcüoluk cave in Çakraz and the Sipahiler cave in Kayadibi both exhibit interesting spectacles with the formations of stalactites, stalagmites, travertine and bulb.
Swim at Bozköy and Çakraz beaches.
Enjoy tachting at the marinas of Amasra and Kurucaşile.
Do trekking at the plateaus of Bartın that have an average attitude of 1000 meters and covered with forests.
Do line fishing at the shores of Bartın. There are whiting (mezgit), horse mackerel (istavrit), medium sized bluefish (çinekop), bluefish (lüfer), grey mullet (kefal) , turbot (kalkan), tunny (palamut), garfish (zargana) and bream (karagöz).
Eat famous fish and salad in Amasra. The delicious dishes of Bartın are mostly made of meat and vegetable, and accompanied with pilaf, soup and desert varieties.
You can drink Turkish rakı or other alcoholic beverages at the fish restaurant Can Alabalık. It's located in Bağdatlı Köyü and can be reached via phone number +90(378)487 1145. There are tea houses by the water where you can have non-alcoholic beverages.
Hotel Özmen is located in Kocamüftü Sokak in the city center. Its phone number is +90(378)227 4849.
Hotel Karpet  is located Şiremirçavuş village and can be reached at +90(378)228 7500.
Fırıncıoğlu Hotel is located in Tuzcular Köyü , Dörtkol Mevkii in Bartın. Its phone number is +90(378)237 6228.
Grand Astra Hotel  is a three stars hotel located in Şiremir Tabaklar Mevkii and can be reached via phone number +90(378)228 8200.
The economy of Bartın mainly depends on agriculture and coal industry. For foreigners a valid work permit is a must for legal purposes.
Bartın University  was established in 2008. For further information on the programmes you can call +90(378)223 5500.
There are internet cafes located around the city offering services for cheap fees.
Look for the metered phones. The phone code for Bartın is +90 (378).
There are branches of national post office (PTT) located around the city. The main one is located Kırtepe Mahallesi, Ahçeoğlu Sokak and its phone number is +90(378)227 1415.
Bartın is a safe city but in case of emergency you can dial 155 or call the police at +90(378)227 7279 or gendarmerie at +90(378)238 5138.
Bartın Devlet Hastanesi (State hospital) is located in Tuna Mahallesi and can be reached via phone number +90(378)227 7200.