Bafra is situated 200 miles (322 kilometers) northeast of the national capital Ankara.
Consider using Bafra as a starting point for further explorations. This sought-after tourism region has plenty of great attractions. Atakent, lays 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest, and Atakent sits 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest.
For lots of people, enjoying a new place is as much about eating as it is about sightseeing, so take the time to check out the food in the area's restaurants. Favorite local menu items include mısır çorbası (corn soup) and nokul (walnut and rose petal pastry), but there are many more interesting options for real food lovers. Findikli baklava (hazelnut pastry) is a good way to finish your Samsun (province) meal.
Before you disappear on your holiday do what the smart travelers do and learn to say a variety of key words in Turkish. "Benimle dans eder misiniz?" is Turkish for "Would you like to dance with me?" And also "Nerelisin?", which means "Where are you from?"
The 29th of October is the day when many people in Turkey celebrate Republic Day, so look out for festivities and parades if you're lucky enough to be staying in Samsun then.
As your time here draws to an end, spend your last liras on that last souvenir and bid a fond Hoşçakal (farewell) to the people you've got to know and the places you've enjoyed.