1.6km off the coast of the main city is the Giresun island. According to a popular legend, the island was the abode of the female warrior clan called the Amazons. You can still see one of the temples this clan built on the island. Besides the temple, you can see ramparts and fortifications of the island from its heyday. Inside are two presses; they could be used for making wine or oil. There is a monastery on the island which is said to have been built in the 5th or 6th century AD. This island is covered with trees that have medicinal properties or are commercially valuable. This is said to be the only liveable island in the Black Sea.
Giresun Island Travel Tips
- If you are interested in spending the night on the island, there are tents available here.
Giresun Island Hours
- The island is buzzing with tourists in summer. It is likely to be closed during winter.
How to Reach Giresun Island
- You can hire a boat or get a ferry at the Giresun port.
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95% of people who visit Giresun include Giresun Island in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
56% of people start their Giresun Island visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Giresun Island
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Giresun Island