Best Places To Visit Black Sea Coast Of Turkey
Blacksea Coast Attractions
Best places to visit Blacksea coast of Turkey, we gonna share places that will attract your attention with their lush nature and the historical structures of the Blacksea Coast. The nature and history of the Eastern Black Sea Region, the cultural heritage and nature of the Central Blacksea region, its old streets, waterfalls, and many other beauties of the Western Blacksea region are presented separately, offering a very enjoyable, informative, satisfying trip and green garden or oxygen. The most attractive places are seen on the Blacksea coast, which hosts thousands of local and foreign tourists every year with its magnificent nature in Trabzon, Rize, Giresun, Ordu, Artvin, Samsun, Sinop, and more.
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Top Rated Attractions Of Black Sea Coast
Top Attractions Of Trabzon
There are so many beautiful places to visit in Trabzon, let's explore Trabzon attraction places for your Turkey in 2023.
Trabzon, is a very rich city with its natural beauties and historical treasures of more than 4000 years, has many fascinating treasures to be discovered. Trabzon, the must-visit city on the Black Sea coast, is also home to Turkey's most popular Sumele Monastery.
Sumela Monastery, one of the world-famous historical treasures and most known landmarks of Trabzon, is visited by thousands of people every year. Sumela Monastery, also known as the Virgin Mary Monastery, is a fascinating architectural work built on steep cliffs overlooking Altındere Valley, within the borders of Altındere Village of Maçka district of Trabzon. The construction date of Sumela Monastery, which is located in Trabzon Maçka and is one of the oldest structures within the borders of Turkey, dates back to 365-395. Although there is more than one story about the monastery, the most common myth you will come across is this: Two Athenian priests have exactly the same dream (Jesus and St Mary) on the same night, and they both told a dream to build monasteries.
The two priests set off unaware of each other and go to the place described in their dreams; that is, they come to the region where the present Sümela Monastery is located and meet each other. Reaching as it was first built until the 14th century and then Emperor III. It is possible that you will come across the pictures of the emperor on the walls of the Sumela Monastery, which was renovated by Alexios.
Hagia Sophia Museum-Trabzon
Hagia Sophia, a monastery built by King Manuel between 1250-1260, means Wisdom. After Trabzon was conquered by Fatih Sultan Mehmed in 1461, the pulpit and muezzin mahfil were added and the building was converted into a mosque by Sultan Julian Bordier, who came to the city in 1610, reported that the building converted mosque was left empty used for worship. The building, which was closed for a long time, was repaired by the Greek masters with the money collected by the Muslim community in 1865, but it was used as a warehouse and military hospital after the invasion of the Trabzon by Russians. After the war, new figures were added to the exterior of the building, which was used as a mosque until 1960. Between 1957-62, it was restored by the Russell Trust, a member of the University of Edinburgh, and delivered to the General Directorate of Foundations. In 1964 it was turned into a museum.
It is believed that the Vazelon Monastery, located in the Maçka district of Trabzon, was built between 270-317 AD. The first name of the monastery, which is dedicated to St. John the Baptist in the Bible, is Zouvalo and another is Vazelonas.
Located approximately 40 km south of Trabzon city center, Vazelon Monastery consists of 4 floors in total, which fascinates everyone with its frescoes depicting the Day of Judgment, Heaven, and Hell, is 15 km from the Maçka district center. You can also go to the Vazelon Monastery on the Maçka-Gümüshane road by your private car.
Uzungol, (long lake) which has the title of being one of the most touristic places in Turkey, is also the eco-tourism center of Trabzon. We recommend you spare at least 1 day to explore the entire village of Şerah and Uzungol next to the lake. Uzungol, which was declared a "Nature Park" in 1989 and a "Special Environment" in 2004, is located at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level. Uzungol, (long lake) is one of the indispensable stops of Eastern Black Sea tours, and its surroundings receive heavy rainfall throughout the year as typical Black Sea effects are seen. You will love the waterfalls flowing through the steep cliffs in the nature park, which welcomes thousands of local and foreign tourists every year. Uzungöl, which gets most crowded in April and May, has a width of 500 meters, a length of 1000 meters, and a depth of about 15 meters. The most common tree species you will encounter in the region will be the Eastern Spruce. In addition, you can explore Uzungöl by bike or on foot, where there are chestnut, walnut, alder, and elm species, as well as squirrels, wild boars, lynx, jackals, wild ducks, badgers, lake and brook trout.
Uzungol, accommodation is quite large; apartments, motels, bungalow houses, hotels, and hostels are spread around Uzungol lake. However, especially in the summer with the cool highland air that attracts so much attention that it is not easy to find a place.
Chall Cave Trabzon (Çal Mağarası)
A stream that is active throughout the year flows through the Çal cave, which is also considered one of the longest caves in the world. Within a rock block, Cal Cave is 5 km from the Duzkoy District of Trabzon Province. 1050 m from the sea to the south. It is located in the neighborhood of Chall village (Çal köy). The entrance of the cave at the exit of the underground water canal is wide and changes as it moves. The cave is divided into two branches at 200 m. The left arm is approximately 150 m. In the room at the end of this column, there is an active chimney of water coming from the pit. The accessible part of the right arm is about 400 m, with a small waterfall and pond at the end. 4 km. Length of the cave 2003 with the opening of tourism welcomes many visitors per year. On your daily visits, you should see a region that will attract tourists from all seasons with the beautiful service of the recreation facilities, the natural wonder forest around it, the magnificent natural stalactites and stalagmite forms of Camili Nature Park, the deep waters, waterfalls, and lakes reaching a depth of 1.5 meters from time to
Best Attractions Of Rize
Rize, attracts nature lovers from all over the world and hides a different natural wonder in every corner, also Rize is one of Turkey's greenest cities worth exploring. The Kaçkar Mountains, which are the 5th highest mountain in Turkey and one of the 200 places that need to be ecologically protected in the world, are located in Rize, which hosts dozens of plateaus with developed tourism opportunities such as Ayder Plateau, Pokut Plateau, Huser Plateau, and Anzer Plateau, which are visited by thousands of people every year. It has also become an important nature sports center.
Ayder Plateau is the most popular plateau of recent times with its thermal springs and unique natural beauties. Ayder Plateau is 19 kilometers far from Çamlıhemşin. The region has an altitude of 1220 meters, You can find a lot of hotels and facilities for all budgets. Kavron Creek passes through the plateau, which is plenty of oxygen. Gelintulu Waterfall, which you can watch in Ayder, creates a beautiful view even if it is a bit far away. Today, the most popular center of Rize is Ayder, the starting point of climbing from the north of the Kachkar Mountains.
For accommodation, there are many options from bungalow houses (mostly) to highland houses, from family pensions to the hotel. The plateau, which has completed all kinds of infrastructure services, has become like a holiday town at high altitudes. It is known for its rich flora and diversity of animals. Ayder Honey is one of the natural tastes that must be tasted in the plateau.
Palovit Waterfall in Kackar Mountains National Park is one of the highest waterfalls in Rize. This famous waterfall in a lush forest, Waterfall always foaming. Palovite can be viewed from a high point in the rocky location. The road from the Chamlıhemshin (çamlıhemşin) district of Rize first reaches the historical Senyuva (Şenyuva) stone arch bridge and then to Zilkale. After the historic castle, which has controlled the valley for centuries and was restored in recent years, the cobblestone route runs from one bridge to the opposite side and reaches the top of the fountain. This natural wonder located in an extremely untouched area cannot form a large pond despite its strong bed. The inevitable waters of the Palovit Creek flow after creating waterfalls, creating witch cauldrons.
Zilkale ( Zİl Castle)
Its old name is Zir Castle which means "down castle". It is estimated that the castle was first built with a wooden structure in the 5th century. The stone-paved castle was built in the 13th century. It was used as a watchtower against the dangers of the east during the Byzantine period. During the Ottoman period, it served for many years to protect the eastern road, which was important in terms of trade and military, and the placement of commercial Caravans. When you climb to the castle, which is 700 meters above sea level, the view you can see can cause your heart to hit. There is a breeze that caresses your soul. There are wooden benches and tables for you to sit against the view.
Ayder Thermal Springs
Ayder Plateau is visited every season of the year not only for its untouched beauties and advanced tourism opportunities but also for its thermal springs that have been healing people for hundreds of years. Spring waters come out of the ground at a temperature of 50 degrees from a depth of 260 meters; It is very rich in minerals such as calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, and sulfur.
It is known that the waters of Ayder thermal springs are good for dozens of ailments, especially rheumatism and calcification. You can both find healing and rejuvenation in the hot springs, which are also used as drinking water for digestive problems.
Anzer Plateau, which is an integral part of trekking tours and photography trips in Rize; is also one of the most preferred places for summit climbing, camping, and mountaineering. You can have fun and buy Anzer honey by participating in the Anzer Honey Plateau Festivals held every year in the first week of August.
Kaçkar Mountains National Park
Kaçkar Mountains National Park, which is home to dozens of beauties such as Palovit Waterfall and covers a green area of more than 51,000 hectares, spreads over a huge area in the Kaçkar Mountains, which is the 5th highest mountain in Turkey and one of the 200 places to be ecologically protected in the world.
The national park is visited by more than 250,000 people every year; With nearly 100 glacial lakes, icy streams, streams, large and small waterfalls, and carefully preserved endemic plant species, it is one of the very special spots that every nature lover must discover.
Waterfall İn Artvin
Most Attract İn Artvin
A paradise for nature lovers, Artvin is located on the Georgian border at the eastern end of the Black Sea Region and is visited by thousands of people every year for its untouched natural beauty. Artvin, one of the most important biosphere reserve areas not only in Turkey, but also in Europe and Central Asia, and hosting Turkey's only rainforest ecosystem, is the subject of scientific research around the world with its fascinating plant diversity. In Artvin, you can explore the Mençuna Waterfall, the small lakes at the foot of the Kaçkar Mountains and the Karçal Mountains, go rafting on the Çoruh River, and watch unique views among the gigantic cliffs of the Cehenemderesi Canyon.
Karagol Nature Park
One of the most visited nature escape areas in Artvin, which is surrounded by untouched natural beauties on all four sides, is the Karagol Nature Park, located approximately 50 kilometers from the city center. In the nature park, which covers a wide green area around Karagöl, one of Turkey's most special nature paradises, you can stroll among pine forests and colorful flowers where you can see every shade of green in spring; In autumn and winter, you can take picturesque photos with yellowed red leaves and unique snow landscapes.
Karagol in Borchka is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It was formed as a result of a landslide near the Klaskur Plateau. It has an area of 368 hectares. For nature lovers, we recommend you see the most beautiful lake in our country. You can climb to the platform on the lake and throw your bad energy in a snap. The lake, which is within the scope of the natural park, increases the number of visitors due to the abundance of social services. It is 26 km away from the Borchka (Borçka) district of Artvin and 60 km away from Artvin and 63 km away from Hopa.
Menchuna Waterfall (Mençuna şelalesi)
As a result of a natural formation, Menchuna Waterfall is located in the Arhavi district of Artvin. Just one of the numerous beauties on the Black Sea. We have no doubt that the waterfall will be able to fascinate you with its beautiful style. The white foams created by the water flowing over the black rocks offer a visual feast. The waterfall can be defined as 2 parts upper and lower parts. At the bottom, the water flows from a height of about 10 meters and is divided into two branches. The upper part flows from a height of about 80 meters. The foams formed by the flow of water hitting the rocks below and the resulting image almost hypnosis you. The more you look, the more you come. The bottom of the waterfall on the opposite side of the waterfall made for the suspension bridge adds a different aesthetic, a separate beauty.
Atabari Ski Center
Atabarı Ski Center, which is the closest winter tourism destination to the center of Artvin, is located on the skirts of Mersivan Mountain at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and hosts thousands of holidaymakers every year. At the ski center, where you can have a pleasant winter holiday accompanied by fascinating snow landscapes, and world-class tracks with a total length of 1300 meters, mechanical systems such as chairlifts and teleskis are offered. You can easily go to Atabarı Ski Center, which is only 18 kilometers away from the center of Artvin, in 15-20 minutes by public transport and minibusses.
Tekkekale Monastery (Four Church Monastery)
Tekkekale Monastery, which is frequently visited by history and culture enthusiasts in Artvin, was built in a similar way to Barhal Castle, another famous building in the region. The Orthodox monastery, which was designed during the Baghdadi Georgian Kingdom, and built many impressive works in and around Artvin, is estimated to have survived from the 10th century. In Tekkekale Monastery, also known as the Four Churches Monastery due to the small churches around it, you can explore different sections such as monk rooms and rooms where religious education is given; you can take pictures of the centuries-old monastery decorated with impressive stone carvings and domes.
Macahel, a very special region of Artvin's Borcka district, is called the paradise on earth with its picturesque view at the foot of the Karçal Mountains. Macahel, which is located in the easternmost part of the Eastern Black Sea Region and attracts nature lovers from all over the world as it is Turkey's first biosphere area, was selected as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in 2006 and was taken under protection as one of the 621 reserves in the world.
Macahel, where you can explore as one of the hidden nature paradises of our country; With its white waterfalls pouring out among endemic plant species, hiking trails decorated with dozens of plant and tree varieties, wooden houses hidden among the forests on the foothills of the mountains, Artvin is a very special place you should definitely visit.
The lush green plateaus lined up on the mountain slopes, two neighboring cities overlooking the Black Sea, impressive hills, streams, and blue flag beaches that do not look like the Mediterranean and Aegean have many fascinating places worth seeing. Ordu and Giresun are among the most popular holiday paradises of the Eastern Black Sea Region. Hosting thousands of holidaymakers every year with its tourist towns such as Tirebolu, Bulancak, Kesap, and Espiye along the Black Sea coast, Giresun offers a pleasant trip in every season with its green and blue landscape.
Ordu, which has become Cotyora, attracts a lot of attention with its blue flag beaches where you can enjoy the clean waters of the Black Sea during the summer months, as well as natural paradises such as Ulugöl Nature Park, small lakes that have been healing for hundreds of years with soda waters such as Çermik Lake, and historical treasures such as Bolaman Castle.
Giresun Castle is one of the important castles that carry the past to the present day. In this context, Giresun is among the iconic works. Although there is not much to remind us of the old fortress today, Giresun Castle was built by Farnakes, the son of King Mithridates of Pontos (190 169 BC) and named Farnakes.
Later, the city was invaded by the Romans (63 BC) and took the name of Giresun (Kerasus) which has been used since ancient times. XIII. In the Italian nautical maps of the 19th century, the city was named Chirizonda, the names derive from this. In the area where the castle is located, there are not many left castle ruins except the However, there are many visitors who come to watch the landscape as a result of the panoramic view of Giresun and spend time in the establishment in the region. Watch the best city view of Giresun. You can also eat or drink in the cafes and restaurants in the area.
Kuzalan Naturel Park
Kuzalan Nature Park, which is one of the areas that best reflect the magnificent nature of the Black Sea, is located in the Dereli district of Giresun. At the point where the Black sea's vast green and wonderful creeks meet, it attracts great attention in Blue Lake (Mavi Göl), which is located in a natural park with wonderful views. Although it is difficult to get to the region, you understand that it will be worth it when you reach it. Most of the trees in the natural park have reached several meters high.
Soda water can be drunk in the park and comes directly from its source. In addition, travertines formed by this source are worth seeing. Kuzalan Nature Park's landscaping continues to increase after the discovery. The natural park, which we think will provide easier transportation with the road works to be done in the coming years, is also worth going with its natural state.
Blue Lake is located in the Kuzualan nation park Dereli region, it is approximately 20 kilometers away from the Giresun city center. However, due to the beauty of the city center has become much more popular. Those who come to Giresun must visit the Dereli district and Kuzalan park. The most original part of the natural beauty here is Blue lake. Mineral water lake, which consists of 3 lakes, is the first and only carbonated water lake in the Black sea region. Therefore, the importance is even greater. There are waterfalls and travertines in the region. There are various kinds of plants. It is one of the most visited spots by botanical photographers. For this reason, it is possible to come across people who try to take plants with professional photos in their hands. Those who consider the Black sea tour must add this rare park to the list of excursions. The color of the lake is quite clear. The heights of the waterfalls and travertines can also reach 800 meters in some places.
The city was founded on the slopes of Boztepe. The height from the sea is 450 mt. There are many points where you can watch Ordu City. It is insatiable to watch the famous City view and the Black Sea from Boztepe with its magnificent creeks. 6 km from the center Away. After the asphalt road works are finished, now it is much more enjoyable than before reaching the top of the hill. As you can go in your car, you can reach the cable car and experience a different pleasure. Social facilities serve to eat and drink.
Cambasi Ski Center
Çambaşı Ski Center, which provides service in Çambaşı Plateau, one of the biggest plateaus of the Black Sea; It is one of the popular touristic centers where you can stop by in the winter months with 11 ski tracks, facilities where you can get ski and snowboard training, bungalow hotels, cafes and restaurants. In the center where you can ski all day long on the slopes arranged according to every difficulty level, you can taste romantic dinners with local delicacies by the fireplace in the evenings in the restaurants.
Çambaşı Ski Center, where you can go on guided nature walks accompanied by magnificent snow views, is preferred for both hiking and camping in the spring and summer months. You can easily go to Çambaşı Ski Center by minibusses or ski tours that you can find every hour in Ordu.
Bozukkale, where the city of Ordu was first established, is a historical treasure protected as a 2nd-degree archaeological site. The area, where you can visit the watchtower built by the Byzantines in the 11th century and the ruins of the Loryma Ancient City, accompanied by the fascinating views of Bozukkale Bay, is also one of the most popular stopping points for boat trips due to its fascinating view of the deep blue sea and lush forests. You can see the natural beauty and historical buildings of Bozukkale closely with both guided nature walks and yacht and boat trips.
Altınordu, the most crowded and touristic district of Ordu on the Black Sea coast, hosts many important historical and touristic facilities. You can visit the Ordu Ethnography Museum, one of the most important museums of the city, in Altınordu, where you can take a pleasant journey from the cable car station to Boztepe; You can take pictures of the İbrahim Pasha Mosque, built in 1770, the Taşbaşı Cultural Center, which is located in a mansion built in 1853, the Eskipazar Mosque and historical baths.
Ulugol Nature Park
Ulugol Nature Park, located in the Golkoy district of Ordu and declared a national park in 2009 to preserve its untouched beauties; It is the best place to go for a nature walk among the red pine, beech, hornbeam, and maple forests. Home to 3 fascinating lakes where all shades of blue and green blend together, the nature park attracts photographers from all over Turkey with its wildlife richness as well as endemic plant species.
Limni Lake Nature Park
Bartın & Gumushane Attractions
Bird Statue On The Road Amasra
Bird Statue Amasra is located on the side of the old road (Antique Road), 4 km from Amasra. You can hike from the center of Amasra or you can easily reach the area by using Amasra public minibusses or with your private vehicle. There is an eagle carved into the rock and a statue of a Roman soldier. When you come to Amasra, it is definitely a place you should see. Kuşkayası ( Bird Statue) road monument, which is unique in the world, was used as a place of rest and water supply for Roman Soldiers.
Limni lake Gumushane
Limni Lake is located in the Torul district of Zigana Village in the 1700-altitude Saronay Plateau. In certain seasons of the year, it is possible to come across wild animals such as bears, foxes, gazelle, and roe deer. A rehabilitation Project has been prepared by the Gumushane Provincial Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for Limni Lake which has become one of the important tourist areas of Gumushane. The water supply of the lake is strengthened. 10 additional camellias were built to meet the needs of the guests. Bungalow-type accommodation facilities are not allowed in Limni lake, which is registered as a type of recreation area. In 2005, the lake was awarded to a private enterprise for 20 years. There are pathways around the lake that can be developed as a walking route. Limni Lake can be reached by 2 different routes. The road route to the Zigana ski resort can be used. When this route is used, the distance is approximately 60 km. 7 km from the Zigana ski resort. Then the dirt road to the lake is provided. In addition, the old Trabzon-Erzurum highway over the town of Torul is approximately 16 km. then the lake can be reached. When this route is used, the distance between Gümüşhane and Limni Lake is approximately 40 km.
Zigana Ski Center
Zigana Ski Center, one of the important winter tourism centers of the Black Sea, is located 45 kilometers from the city of Gümüşhane. Hundreds of chairlift lines serve skiers in the tourism center, where you can enjoy skiing among untouched natural beauties and take nature walks in spring. The center, where you can take ski lessons for all age groups, is quite advanced in terms of tourism opportunities with its hotels and quality restaurants.
Limnos Lake Nature Park
Limnos Lake is located in the Zigana village of Torul district; With its boat trips, fishing tours, hiking trails, and camping areas, Gümüşhane is one of the most beautiful places where you can spend time with nature. The lake, which was declared a national park and taken under protection, is also famous for its clean air, as it is located on a plateau 1721 meters above sea level. You can see dozens of wild animals in the nature park, which offers many options from recreation areas to children's playgrounds, and bungalows to tourist facilities intertwined with nature. Limni Lake, one of Turkey's hidden paradises, is 60 kilometers away from the center of Gümüşhane.
Karaca cave, one of the most important natural wonders of Gümüşhane and visited by thousands of people every year, offers an unforgettable travel experience with its 256 meters length and 1500 m2 area with stalactites, stalagmites, and cave lakes formed over thousands of years. You can visit the inside of the specially illuminated cave with guided tours and take wonderful photos around the cave, which offers panoramic views at an altitude of 1500 meters from the sea.
Krom Valley, which was declared an archaeological site and taken under protection, is one of the most important sightseeing areas of Gümüşhane with its historical treasures and natural beauties. You can wander among ancient churches, chapels, arched bridges built during the roman period, and stunning stone houses from the Greeks in the valley, which carries traces of dozens of civilizations. You should definitely join the Chrome Valley tours to see the best-preserved historical treasures of Anatolia up close.
Tomara Waterfalls is visited every season of the year because it offers magnificent nature views, Tomara Waterfalls is among the most visited places in the city with its spring waters coming from 40 different points and pouring from a height of 25 meters. In summer, you can cool off in the icy waters of the waterfall pond; You can have a good time at the hiking trails, camping areas, and trout farms surrounding the waterfall.