This city is located in the eastern part of Turkey. Trabzon is widely known as a major historical and cultural center, which traditionally attracts fans of beach rest and hot sun. Particular attention should be paid to sights and tours that are offered in Trabzon.
The most visited architecture place of interest is Palace of Ataturk, which was founded in the early 20th century. Today the palace has been transformed into a museum, which exhibits collections of furniture, paintings and other interior items that strike visitors by their luxury. The palace is located in the heart of a picturesque pine tree grove. This is one of the most beautiful places of the city.
The oldest building is of this place is Castle of Trabzon. The castle is in great state, so even nowadays visitors have an opportunity to walk in long corridors of the castle and feel the power of this grandiose medieval building. Arsenal Tower is, without a doubt, another remarkable monument of antiquity. Several centuries ago this was a beloved place for recreation and meetings of aristocrats. Here have been organized large parties and celebrations.
Altyndere National Park is located approximately within a half-hour drive from the city’s downtown. This is a perfect place for walking and camping. It is worth mentioning that hunting is prohibited in the reserve. This park is also the location of one of the oldest religious sites – Sumela Monastery. The monks, who live in the monastery, are always ready to greet guests and tell them the story of the building of this sacred place, as well as to show its magnificent halls and icons. The city has several beautiful parks. Chamburnu pine forest is worth your detailed attention. Located on the coast, this park is situated in the piedmont region near Boztepe Park. In 1950 one more attraction appeared in Trabzon. This is Sulfur Lake that has appeared after a strong earthquake and has a volcanic origin.