The Black Sea coast of Turkey


Trabzon (Trabzon) - formerly known as Trebizond, - a city on the Black Sea coast in the north-east of Turkey, the capital of the homonymous province. Once located on the Silk Road, the appearance of the city still is famous for charming mix of many religions, languages and cultures. Throughout all the historical periods of Trabzon was very important for foreign trade.


During the tour you will visit the following attractions:

  • Cathedral Museum of Aia Sophia - a lovely picturesque church, turned first to the mosque and then a museum, where you can see the stunning frescoes.
  • Monastery Sumela - carved from stone in the mountains south of Trabzon. It was built in the 4th century, shortly before the split of the Roman Empire.This is the place, where initially miraculous icon of the Virgin Panagia Sumelawas kept, which was written, according to tradition, the Apostle Luke.
  • Meydan Squire with many shops, boutiques, cafes...


In addition, it is worth to visit the Catholic Church of St. Mary, open to the public from two to three o’clock from Thursday to Sunday, the mosque Chashry, Gulbahar Khatun and Yeni, in the past former Church of the town's patron, St. Eugene, as well as a mosque Ortahisar, former Church of Panagia-Hrisokefalos and Kucuk Ayvasil, a small Byzantine Church. City fort, castle Ortahisar in the Old Town and Upper citadel certainly deserve attention.

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