Seben Rock Houses Located in the western part of the Black Sea region, Seben is a small town where lush greenery meets the blue sea. One of the town's notable attractions is the Seben Rock Houses, an architectural and historical site that draws tourists due to its distinctive architecture and memorable ambiance. The Rock Houses are situated 52 kilometers south of Bolu and are definitely worth a visit to experience their exclusive architecture and rich history. Solaklar Rock Houses Solaklar Rock Houses, situated around 4 kilometers away from the center of Seben town, are located approximately 2 kilometers inland and 750 meters from Solaklar village in the northeast. Currently, three levels of rock houses are open to visitors. The ground floor comprises a large carved area that may have served as a shelter for livestock. Visitors can access this level through an iron staircase instead of the road that was created during the settlement period. On the first floor, visitors can explore three rooms. The second room features crosses on both walls, with a Latin inscription on the cross. Additionally, the rooms on this floor have small niches in the walls, and all of them open up to a corridor that has a rock wall overlooking the valley, with window openings on the right. To access the second floor, visitors need to use a vertical chimney. This level consists of a single room, and on the left side of the chimney, there is a well dug into the ground, with a depth of one and a half meters and a diameter. Access to the third floor is gained by climbing a vertical chimney. This level, which is also a single room, features a cistern built to hold water for agricultural purposes measuring 1.5 x 15 meters, located directly opposite the window that provides a view of the valley. It is believed that the water in this cistern was carried via a canal carved out from the window. To reach the fourth floor, visitors must climb another vertical chimney. This level, which is mainly for viewing the valley below, has a ceiling height of approximately 120 meters. There is only one corridor window for visitors to look out of, with no other space for them to stand. Muslar Rock HousesMuslar Rock Houses Located in Ulukayalar, a rocky area 7 kilometers away from Seben Town, the Muslar Rock Houses are believed to be a Christian settlement with a total of five floors. The settlement includes two wells that may have served as cisterns on the hilltop, as well as on the west and lower ground level of the rock settlement. There are several entrances to the eastern slope of the valley, including natural and man-made ones. Interestingly, some fairy chimneys on both sides of the valley have a similar formation to those in Cappadocia. In 2009, the rock houses were officially registered as a 1st Degree Archaeological and Natural Protected Area.