“KUŞ KAYASI” ROAD MONUMENT
Located 2,5 miles away from Amasra on the Amasra-Bartın road, the monument was built between 41 and 54 by order of Bithynian Pontian Governor, Gaius Julius Aquila in the name of the Roman Emperor, Tiberius Germanicus Claudius. Being a unique structure in Anatolia, the monument consists of a statue of a headless human figure, the Roman eagle symbolizing sovereignty and two inscriptions that were all carved into the rocks. On the inscriptions the following text is written: “For the international peace and friendship and the sovereignty of Emperor Germanicus, Gaius Julıus Aquila penetrated the mountain and built this recreation area by his own wealth”. Following the roman road in front of the monument, Kemerdere Bridge located in the Cevizlik valley can be reached after a half mile walk.
Kuş Kayası (Bird Rock) road monument; is at 4 km distance to Amasra on Amasra-Bartın road. It is reached at over Bartın.
WHAT YOU CAN DO?
-In Çeşm-i Cihan Amasra you can find any types of accommodation and enterteinment means, -You can go swimming to repletion in our District’s beaches (Amasra, Bozköy, Çakraz, Karaman, Akkonak), -You can visit the historical places in İç kale and surroundings, Amasra Museum, one of the most distinguished museums of our Country, and you can see the historical development of our Anatolia by its best examples, -You can take a walk to Kuş Aynası which is the World’s unique road monument, -You can take photos, take long walks, -You can make shopping in Çekiciler Çarşısı, -You can watch the spectacular sunset, -You can go by vessel to the most beautiful bays of the Black Sea. -You can taste our celebrated Amasra Salad and Fish, taste of which you would be telling to everybody.