Our Province of Zonguldak in Historical and Touristic Perspective

Historical Places of Zonguldak:

Zonguldak Castle and its surroundings are historical places that visitors to the city must see. Located in Çaycuma district, near the Filyos Ancient City, the castle has a unique sea and nature view. The castle was built during the Roman period and is considered the first settlement of Filyos. Visitors can go on nature walks and explore the many historical buildings in the area, including the walls and towers of the castle.

Another historical place worth seeing in Zonguldak is the Atatürk Mansion and Museum. The mansion was built in 1929 and served as the summer residence of Turkey's first President, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. After ten years of restoration work, the mansion was opened to visitors as a museum in 1998[1]. Today, various artifacts and personal items belonging to Atatürk are exhibited in the museum, offering visitors a glimpse into the life and legacy of this important figure in Turkish history.

Kozlu District is another area of Zonguldak with a rich history and many historical houses worth exploring. The neighborhood is known for its unique architecture, with many houses dating from the Ottoman period. Visitors can walk through the narrow streets of Kozlu and admire the traditional wooden houses with their distinctive features such as bay windows and carved doors. In addition to its historical importance, Kozlu is also a popular destination for beach lovers with Kozlu Beach, which extends from the Police House to Öküşne location.

Touristic Places of Zonguldak:

Zonguldak is a city in Turkey that hosts many historical and touristic attractions that attract visitors from all over the world. One of the most popular places to visit is Gökgöl Cave and National Park. It is one of the longest caves in the region and offers its visitors the opportunity to discover many important details. The National Park and Bostandüzü Forest Recreation Area are also worth visiting due to their natural beauty. The park is home to a variety of plant and animal species, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers.

Another must-see place in Zonguldak is Ereğli Museum and Beaches. The museum showcases the city's rich history and culture with exhibits ranging from ancient artifacts to modern art. The beaches in Ereğli are also popular with tourists, offering magnificent views of the Black Sea and opportunities for swimming, sunbathing and other water activities. In addition, Gazi Alemdar Ship Museum in Ereğli sheds light on the maritime history of the city for visitors.

Filyos Beach and Castle are also among the touristic places of Zonguldak. Filyos is a town in the Çaycuma district of Zonguldak province, known for its historical and natural beauties. The castle, thought to have been built by the Romans, is located on a cape overlooking the sea and offers a panoramic view of the surroundings. Filyos Beach, with its clear sea and sandy coastline, is a popular destination for swimming, sunbathing and water sports.

As a result, Zonguldak is a city where visitors can explore a wide variety of historical and touristic places. From natural wonders such as Gökgöl Cave and National Park to cultural structures such as Ereğli Museum and Castle, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful city.

Natural Wonders of Zonguldak:

Karadeniz Ereğli, a district of Zonguldak, is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and coastlines of the Black Sea Region. The beaches in Karadeniz Ereğli are known for their cleanliness and popularity among tourists; Kozlu Beach and Erdemir Beach are two of the most popular beaches. In addition to the beaches, the Black Sea coastline of Ereğli offers a magnificent Black Sea view, making it a must-visit place for nature lovers. Visitors can enjoy the sea, sand and sun while watching the breathtaking view.

Çaycuma Castle and Waterfalls are two natural wonders worth seeing in Zonguldak. It is thought that Çaycuma Castle in Filyos was built using large stones during the Roman period. Considered the first settlement of Filyos, the castle offers visitors a perspective on the rich history of the region. Harmankaya Waterfall, located in the same district, is a peaceful and calm environment consisting of three waterfalls. Surrounded by lush greenery, the waterfall is a popular spot for picnics and nature walks.

Zonguldak Plateau and Forests are another natural wonder that visitors to the region should not miss. Ulutan, Göldağı, Beycuma Yayla, Bostandüzü, 100. Yıl, Milli Egemenlik and Kocaman locations are some of the forest recreation areas where visitors can experience the beauties of the lush green forests of the region. Zonguldak Plateau, which still preserves its transhumance traditions, is a perfect place to explore the plateau houses and immerse yourself in the local culture. The natural beauties and rich history of the region make Zonguldak a must-visit destination for tourists who want to explore the Black Sea Region.

  Investigating and Written by: Gökhan SUİÇMEZ