The second stop on my day exploring the area around Safranbolu was outside the village of İncekaya to see the İncekaya Su Kemeri. It’s a Byzantine aqueduct rebuilt by İzzet Mehmet Paşa in the 1790s. The aqueduct crosses a small canyon and has a nice viewing platform from where you can get a good perspective. It’s also possible to walk across.
After admiring the aqueduct, I climbed down the steps from the viewing platform into Tokatlı Kanyonu. I took a nice two hour hike through the peaceful canyon without seeing another soul the entire time.
The only sounds I heard were the birds chirping and the flow of a small creek through the canyon. I even met a friendly horse grazing in a small opening.
As far as I know, there’s no public transportation to the aqueduct and canyon. For my excursion, I hired a taxi for a total of 90TL to take me to Bulak Mencilis Mağarası, the aqueduct, and the village of Yörükköyü. A trip to each site individually would have cost 35TL, but the driver offered to do all three for 90TL. There wasn’t a schedule and I was able to take my time at each site.