Historic Turkish town fully booked for Eid Ramadan
KARABÜK - Anadolu AgencyThe northern Turkish town of Safranbolu, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and one of the 20 best-preserved historic sites around the world, is seeing full occupancy in its hotels for the Eid Ramadan holiday, the city’s mayor has said.
Over 70,000 tourists are expected to visit Safranbolu, which is known for its well-protected traditional Ottoman-era houses and architecture from the 18th to 20th century. The town has continued its restoration of its Ottoman buildings and 60 percent of the 865 houses have been restored over the last 35 years.
“Our hotels are full with both local and foreign tourists. We expect to host more than 70,000 tourists during the Eid Ramadan holiday,” said Mayor Necdet Aksoy.
Aksoy added tourism representatives and city guides will work over the Eid Ramadan holiday to serve the tourists.
Located in the central-northern province of Karabük, Safranbolu has one-fifth of Turkey’s cultural attractions despite its small size. UNESCO named the city of Safranbolu a World Heritage Site in 1994.