Take a Tour to Çorum Once the Capital of the Hittite Civilisation

Once the capital of the Hittite civilisation and believed to be one of the greatest civilisations the world has ever seen, Çorum holds a special place in history sharing its heritage with visitors taking a Çorum walking tour from many nations today and an essential destination of tourism with its historical, archaeological and cultural wealth.  Read More...

Take a Tour to Çorum Once the Capital of the Hittite Civilisation

Visit the archaeological centres on a Çorum private tour where you will encounter gods and goddesses and turn legends into a reality. You will leave the unspoilt and the lush protected green areas of the city with a fantastic feeling of refreshment and self-renewal. You can also take part in many art activities, festivals and cultural tours that take place there. With its cultural and historical wealth, Çorum presents a perfect historical background for you to witness the past that embraces the present.

The major early Hittite sites lay in Çorum’s Boğazkale National Park, between Yozgat and the city of Çorum itself and located close to the modern Boğazkale with impressive double walls that runs past the Royal Gate, the Lion's Gate and the Ground Gate. Hattusha which was accepted in UNESCO's World Heritage List is also known as the City of Temples for having over 70 temples in the ancient city.

Alacahöyük, located north of Boğazkale on the road leading to Çorum was the centre of the flourishing Hattian culture in the Bronze Age. With a Çorum guided museum tour see the magnificent Hattian gold and bronze objects that were found in the royal tombs of this period. Among significant Hittite settlements are Masathöyük and Alişar as well as Şapinuva in the area of Ortaköy, which is situated in the beautiful countryside along the Çekerek River. Located between the Abdullah and Kargı Plateaus, you will find Hacıhamza Village featuring impressive regional architecture.

Çorum was very important for the Seljuks and Ottomans, and Seljuk Sultan Alaattin III Keykubat built ulu Mosque while Kale Mosque is within Çorum Castle and comes from the times of the Ottomans which you can explore on Çorum tours. The high windows of the western walls hold an inscription dating back to 1217. Han Mosque was constructed in the early Ottoman period and was repaired in 1579, and it still captivates the visitors through its grand architectural style.

Offering many culinary delights and traditional dishes, Çorum stands out from other cities, especially with its famous roasted chickpeas which are undoubtedly is one of the leading local specialities which you can try on Çorum daily tours.

Best Time To Visit Corum

Although Central Anatolia’s mainland climate mainly influences Çorum, it also experiences the Black Sea’s softer climate to a certain degree. The summer months bring hot and dry weather whereas the winter is harshly cold, making the best time to take a guided tour of çorum in the spring and summer.

Typical Costs in Corum

The local currency in çorum is the Turkish Lira (TL), although Euros and US Dollars are widely accepted as well. While you are on a çorum private tour, you will find the costs very reasonable. Transportation on the local dolmus is exceptionally cheap, and the taxi is also not expensive. Food and drink in çorum are also well priced but again depends on where you choose to eat.

Know Before Visiting Corum

Always check before travelling to çorum and obtain your Visa before entering Turkey. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear to the holy sites. Keep a copy of your passport and always leave all the necessary documentation in your accommodation safe. Still, be aware of your surroundings at all times when on any çorum daily tour.

Weather in Corum

In Çorum, the summers are warm and bright, the winters are very cold and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the year, the temperature varies typically from 22°F to 85°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 94°F making Corum a year-round destination to take some çorum daily tours.

Dining And Nightlife in Corum

Çorum is famous for its roasted chickpeas and also has an extensive local cuisine. Amongst the province’s particular specialities are; Mayali, Poppyseed Buns, Borhami (with pastry, egg or mushroom), Stuffed Iskilip, Keşkek, Kara Çuval Halva, Hedik, Teltel and have some excellent Baklava (sweet pastry) to try. The nightlife is very limited here you find a few traditional Turkish bars but are worth a try if you want to mix with the locals.

Shopping in Corum

The first and foremost items that are purchased from the city of Çorum are its roasted chickpeas – the city’s symbol as well as copper decorative items. While on a Corum private tour you will also find wooden carvings in Iskilip, kilims in the village of Alaca Buyuk Camili and an assortment of kilims, saddlebags, knitted booties, socks and hand knitted items in the village of Ortakoy’s Karahacip. Also, the rice varieties grown in Kargi should definitely be tried.

How to Reach Corum

Çorum is a transit region and Istanbul - Çorum is 614 km and Ankara - Çorum 244 km. It opens the door to the Eastern Black Sea and West Anatolian regions with there been only one road transportation available in the city.

The Çorum – Ankara connection is the only way leading the Eastern Black Sea cities toward Ankara. You will find many buses from significant cities coming to Corum.

If you want to fly to Corum, the nearest Airport is in Amasya about 150km from Corum where you can fly from major cities including Istanbul and Ankara.

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