Historical Places

Ali Pacha Mosque:

Situated in Honslar village, the mosque is supposed to be constructed at the 13th century by Candarogulları Sultanate. 

Hammam of Honsalar:

At 1666, the hammam is constructed with Khorasan technic by cimenting the cutted stones with mortar. 

Kasaba Village, Mahmutbey Mosque:

Constructed at 13th century by Candarogulları Sultanate, presents all characteristics of Seldjukian architecture. It is one of the most beautiful exemples of the period with wood graving and painting art application. The mosque is open to pray only on Fridays. Especially the exterior walls, the minaret, the door and the interior design represents an amazing fine art and ornament.
Kasaba Village is situated at the hearth of Ilgaz, Isfendiyar and Ballıdag mountains and the village life develops parallel to the forest. 

Daday Parliament Building:

Founded at 4th August 1981 by Abdurrahman Pacha, Kastamonu Vali (Governor) during his visit to Daday, the construction has been completed in 3 months 20 days. The walls and the ceiling have been orned at 1893 by the Governor Poete Eşref. The building has been visited by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk at 30 August 1925.

Daday Köpekçioğlu Mansion:

Has been constructed at 3 April 1339. The motifs of curtain-lace belonging to Middle Asian tent art are applicated on the external side and the ceiling wood ornaments.

Balaban Konak:

The 2 stages wood brick konak is built in 1636 and is situated in İsmail Aga farm at the top of a forest hill. This is one of the oldest Turkish houses that the construction date could be anticipated. 



There are two historical observation towers in the region. The first one called Sarel Kalesi is located in Bezirgan village, and the other is covered of forest and located in Kızsini area. 

Ecevit's grandfather's house:

It is not frequently known but the deceased famous politician, journalist and poet Bülent Ecevit's father family is from Daday.Today, his grandfather's house has a great socio-political and also architectural importance in the region. The south-western room's cupboard, door and ceiling ornament of the house are 'kundekari' style, a technic of wood construction with any nail, an exemple of fine wood art.


Natural Beauties

Cıngara Cave:

Is at the foot of Goktepe Mountain, in Gokoren village. It is supposed to cober the water need of Meyre Temple. This a spring water cave. There is a ruine of mortar building. 


Taslıbayır Stalactite Cave:

The rests of brick utensils make think antic period humans have lived inside. There are 4 meter white stalactites of calciumcarbonate in this cave where 30-40 people can live.  


Ballıdag Mountain:

This is a fabulous region where the nature offers bounteous surprises. 1570 mt high, Ballıdag is a cradle of natural life, covered of forests rich of oxygen. There is one of the biggest Senatoriums of Turkey at the top of Ballıdag.


The Ruins

Tumulus of Honsalar Hill:

The tumulus dates from 6th century before J.C. At the period of Lycians at Alipacha village. There are 7 tumulusus, the 5 not digged yet. These tumulusus are old king mausoleums.

Meyre Temple:

The temple is in Meyre quarter at Akkastekke village. It is constructed as a temple by Arimios ancestors, nominated as governor by Zeus., than transformed to a church at 313th after J.C. By Romain Empire. 

Stone Mausoleums:

There are some stone mausoleums at İncigez village at the east side of Daday. The mausoleums are graved in the rocks formed at the the third geological time. They have stone houses characteristics. Belonging to the Byzantine period, the mausoleums have 3 floors. There are 3 rooms at each floor. There are passages from room to room. It is supposed to be built at the 7th century before J.C.


Special Places Of The Region

Kastamonu Castle:

Built at the end of the 12th century, the walls of the castle are damaged. The interior part, cisterns, prison, escape tunnel, Bayraklı mausoleum and some ruins are protected. 

Küre Mountains National Park:

Kure mountains lies parallel to the Black Sea. At 2019 m. Yaralıgöz is the highest point of the mountain. The parc has 34 000 hectars of green area with famous canyons, cascades, caves and rich wild life.


Ilgaz Mountain National Park:

The park area includes valleys, peaks and hills with amazing landscape. It is possible to observe rare kinds of plants and flowers in the area. Covered with snow 6 months of the year, 2587 m. high, Ilgaz Mountain is also a famous ski station. 

Valla Canyon:

With its 12 km. of lenght, 1300 m. of side walls, this the 4th biggest canyon of the world. The canyon has various natural traps, some parts of the canyon are only 50 cm, raising water inside the rocks, 15-20 m. long cascades, some siphons as labyrinths etc. You could taste an amazing experience in the canyon with professional guides. 

Sehriban Canyon:

With its 1000 m. long walls and 5 km. of lenght, the canyon keeps still its secret. 

Catak Canyon:

Lying 7 km, 1500 mt high walls, the canyon offers unique landscape but equipments are necessary to explore it. 

Çal Canyon:

There are 3-4 m cascades, 30-35 mt deep lakes and caves in the canyon. 

Horma Canyon:

In this canyon of 3,5 km, there are deep lakes, little cascades and some of the oldest forests of Europe. Equipments are necessary. 

Ilgarini Cave:

1250 mt high from the sea and 250 mt deep, there are little chapels and mausoleums, stalactites and stalagmites still transforming. 

Oluklu Plateau:

This is one of the largest plateaus of the region able to 'plateau tourism'. 

Black Sea Coasts:

Cide, Inebolu and Abana coasts' great bays and creeks satisfy everyone's sea and forest nostalgias.