Arab travelers know Trabzon as one of the most beautiful tourist cities in the Black Sea region. The ancient historical city that dates back to the Byzantine times is near the eastern edge of the Black Sea, which makes it a maritime port as well. The city has great social and cultural diversity in addition to the historical, archeological and natural places that make it a visit unforgettable experience.
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Sightseeing in Trabzon
One of the most beautiful tourist places that can be visited in Trabzon is the charming rural village of Uzungol. Uzungol is about 100 km away from Trabzon and takes about an hour of driving within the green mountainous plains. .
Gulbhar Khatun Mosque
The construction of the mosque dates back to the era of Sultan Selim I, nicknamed “The Great Sultan.” Sultan Selim built the mosque southwest of the market in the year 1514 AD and named it his mother in honor of it. The mosque is considered one of the most beautiful mosques in which you can see the style of Ottoman architecture and innovative decorations in that time.
Many tourists consider the Somala Monastery the most important tourist place in the city of Trabzon. The importance of the temple is due to the fact that it was built in the fourteenth century on a steep mountain hill. The monastery is located at an altitude of 1200 meters above the sea amid a thick green forest and tourists can visit it from the inside and see the design Unique architect.
The Archeological Market in Dostan was built in the sixteenth century by the Ottomans, but it is still in use until now. The market is distinguished as one of the covered markets and its surface is decorated with a single dome and the tourist can find gold, copper and clothing in it.
The Hagia Sophia Museum
Similar to Istanbul’s masterpiece “Hagia Sophia” there is a similar miniature version in Trabzon, 4 kilometers from the city. The Aya Sofia Museum went through several civilizational stages before reaching its final form, then it was at the beginning of a Byzantine church, then it turned into a mosque and then a museum.
It is a family picnic area that works throughout the day and can be reached by bus and is characterized by its proximity to most tourist and archeological sites.
How to get to Trabzon
It is possible to travel to Trabzon through domestic flights from major cities such as Istanbul or Ankara. There are also direct flights from some foreign countries such as Germany and Georgia.
There are many bus routes that go from most major Turkish cities to Trabzon directly.
Despite the distance between Trabzon and the main cities in Turkey, some prefer to go with private rental cars to enjoy the scenery along the way.
Due to the historical nature of the city and its narrow streets, there is no internal subway station, not even large buses, and taxi transfers.