Located 11 kilometers west of Sinop, Hamsilos Fjord is the only one of its kind in Turkey. The narrow inlet, lined with lush forest, is smaller than Nordic fjords, but offers a peaceful panorama of the rugged Black Sea coastline. Swimming here is possible—though proceed with caution as the waters do experience strong currents. Excursions to the fjord are combined with lunch at nearby Akliman Cove, a natural harbor and beach.
By Leeann Murphy, AFAR Local Expert