We left Karabük for the booked hotel in the old town of Safranbolu. It is approximately 10km (15 minutes) from Karabük to Safranbolu.
Safranbolu is a town of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region. It is about 100 km south of the Black Sea coast. According to the 2000 census, the population of the town of Safranbolu is 31,697.
I do not recommend this hotel to you. This Kadıoğlu Şehzade Sofrası & Konakları is the worst hotel I’ve ever stayed at. My room was almost like a barn or shed. Possibly, a prison is better than the room.
The name of the town derives from ‘saffron,’ since Safranbolu was a trading place and a center for growing saffron.
Hıdırlık means a place where Hıdırellez festival (spring festival) takes place. In some Muslim cultures, it is believed that Khidr (divine messenger of God) and Prophet Elijah meet once each year.