Surface Area: 7, 490 km2
Districts: Atkaracalar, Bayramören, Çerkeş, Eldivan, Eskipazar, Ilgaz, Kızılırmak, Korgun, Kurşunlu, Orta, Ovacık, Sabanözü and Yapraklı
What to Eat: Local dishes of Çankırı can be counted as meat dough (ravioli), tarhana soup, pancake, terrine, harmandaşı, walnut dough, halva, baklava.
What to Buy: The first gift to be bought from Çankırı is “Salt Lamp”. In Çankırı’s famous Bakircilar Bazaar, copper goods such as sini, bowl, and especially Çankırı pitcher are sold.
History: The existence of an uninterrupted settlement in Çankırı since the Neolithic Age (7000-5000 BC) is known.
Çankırı lived Hittite, Phrygian, Kimmer, Persian, Alexander the Great, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Danişment, Candaroğlu and Ottoman periods respectively. The city, which was called Germanikopolis and Gangra in the Byzantine Period and later Kengri, was named Çankırı in the Republican Period.
Places to visit:
It is one of the richest museums in the Central Anatolia Region. Many artifacts belonging to civilizations lived in Anatolia are on display. You can have them in your list of places to visit in Çankırı.
If you want to see a panoramic view of Çankırı, the ideal stop to go to is Çankırı Castle. The surroundings of the castle, which has been revitalized with the restoration works, is a point where you can watch the sunrise by having a nice breakfast.
The historical houses of the city, which are under protection and have an average of 100 years old, with enormous silhouettes, are among the remarkable places of the city.
Çivitoğlu Madrasa is one of the most important religious and cultural places of the Central Anatolia Region during the Ottoman period. With its mystical air and fine embroidered texture, it is a point worth visiting during the trip to Çankırı.
Historical Rock Tombs
Monumental structures that reach today from the Roman and Byzantine civilizations are among the cultural points that must be seen. You should place the region, which has an important place in Çankırı’s history, on the top of your list of places to visit in Çankırı.
Ilgaz Mountain National Park
You can rest your soul, move away from busy life to a certain extent; we recommend you to visit this enormous natural beauty National Park. The region, which has a very rich flora, spends wonderful time with its clean oxygen. You should definitely see Ilgaz National Park, a rare example of Çankırı’s natural beauties.
It is one of the prominent tourism centers of the city. The place, which has the biggest salt reserve of our country with its fascinating history of 5,000 years, is the natural wonder areas of Çankırı.
Yıldıztepe Ski Center
Yıldıztepe Ski Center, located in Ilgaz Mountain in Çankırı province, is progressing towards becoming an important center such as Uludağ, Palandöken, Kartepe, Erciyes in the field of winter tourism, as a result of the efforts made with devotion.
Ilgaz Ski Center
It is located in Ilgaz National Park, on the Ilgaz Mountain Range. In addition to winter tourism, it is suitable for tourism in four seasons with its natural beauties.
Çankırı Thermal Resources
The most famous of the thermal and drink water you can see in Çankırı, where thermal tourism is intense, are Çavundur Thermal Bath, Acısu Thermal Bath, Şıhlar Cold Water, Bozan Bath, Kükürt Village Spring.
Transportation:It is possible to reach Çankırı by air, road and rail.
There are regular buses to Çankırı from many other cities, especially in big cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, and Antalya.
Transportation by rail is also possible. Çankırı is located on the Ankara – Zonguldak railway. The station is in the city center.
For air transport, they can use the nearest airport, Ankara Esenboğa Airport. The distance of the airport to the center of Çankırı is 110 km.