The city, which was initially named as Trazepos, lies in a beautiful countryside between the Black Sea coast and the mountains Zigane. The city, which had lived under the reign of many civilizations throughout centuries, was taken by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror during the Ottoman Conquest. It eventually became a city of the Republic of Turkey that was founded in 1923.
A trading center of increasing value Trabzon, thanks to its rainy climate, is also rich in fertile lands. Blessed with all colors of green the city invites visitors to discover its natural wonders! Trabzon which diligently preserves the remaining monuments of the many civilizations that have ruled the city is a favorite city among visitors for its protected natural heritages. The city offers a variety of enjoyable activities that can be done within the province of Trabzon.
Sumela Monastery, also called Virgin Mary Monastery, was established on the sharp cliffs of Maçka, near to Trabzon in the 4th century. The structure was further improvement in the 18th and 19th century and decorated with depictions of many biblical scenes. The monastery complex is constituted of the rock church, chapels and student rooms as well as a library, sacred spring, kitchen and guest house.
Uzungöl located within the province of Trabzon, one of the most beautiful cities of Eastern Black Sea Region, Uzungöl, with its lush green nature and calm water, peacefully lies within a valley. Uzungöl is the lake that also names the village on its coast. Located in one of the outermost regions, It is surrounded with high mountains and fresh air laden with the purest form of oxygen. In Uzungöl, locals will greet you with their warm smiles and you will have the opportunity to discover the Black Sea region’s multicolored trees, culture and crystal clear waters. On the road that ascends to the high plateaus, you will see many wooden houses and authentic locations.
The Hagia Sophia Museum (Trabzon)
The Hagia Sophia Museum, which has remained in its original state since the 13th century, is an important cultural center that preserves the relics of the Byzantine, Seljuk and Georgian culture. The Trabzon Museum, constructed by the beginning of the 20th century, consists of two mansions that attract the attention for their artistic features.
Boztepe is surely the right address for those who would enjoy a cup of tea while watching the magnificent view of Trabzon. You should make sure that you take your camera with you as Boztepe is well known for its magnificent sunset views.
Rize is blessed with the most beautiful nature that has been preserved over the centuries. The fresh air of Rize has a regenerative effect on you with every breath you take. Located in the greenest area of Turkey, the Eastern Black Sea Region, Rize is renowned for its unique architecture, delicious cuisine and the hospitality of the local people.
The mild and snowy winters provide for an ideal setting for the practice of winter sports such as skiing and mountaineering. The cool summer months, on the other hand, let one experience four seasons in one day. Rize which receives rainfall in every season is one of the few regions scented with the intense smell of lush nature.