our plans is to fly to istanbul and rent a car and drive to black sea cities Sile, Zonguldack, Amasra, Sinop, Samsun, Trabzon. will it be easy to find good family accomodation and food in these areas?
That would be a good plan for a holiday in Istanbul. I hope you will be fascinated in Black Sea region when you see the nature and mountains there.
You can see some Black Sea tour plans on Turkish travel agencies' web sites. If not, let me know and I can send you some links and details.
(ie: in Turkish - http://www.ayder.com.tr/turdetay_-1772.html).
Route (please verify on maps):
-Bartin (nothing very much),
-Safranbolu (Unesco Cultural Heritance/Historical houses + A big canyon, eat/buy lokum),
-Amasra (sea, swimming, fish/food),
-Sinop (a city to see)
-Samsun (nothing to much as well as I know)
-Ordu (sightseeing, etc.)
-Trabzon (Sumela Monastery, Natural sightseeings/Uzungol, beautiful plateaus + stay on some pensions&hotels in those plateaus)
And for the accommodation, I am not sure if you want especially family accommodation but you can find many hotels, pensions on each destination. You should be aware that since it is the season, you may have difficulty in finding availability in good hotels.
And for food, you can find fast food restaurants in city centrums; and also can find fast food (hamburgers, pizzas etc) in almost every destination.
And if you like to taste a different cuisine, you can taste Turkish food and Black Sea cuisine. You can find almost everywhere some classical Turkish food: lahmacun, pide, kebab, chicken sis, grills, fish etc.
Let me know if you would like more details ;)
Have a nice trip and holiday. about 5 years ago