Rize Tourism

Turkey is more than just Istanbul. There are many places in Turkey which are no less than hidden gems and need to be explored to the fullest. One such incredible place is Rize. Rize is the capital of the Rize province and is located in the Black Sea Region of Turkey.

 The most prominent attractions in Rize are Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum, Firtina Deresi, Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi, Rize Kalesi and Rize Museum. The best time to visit Rize is in summer from the months starting from April to August. The museums, tea gardens and natural attractions, Rize has it all. This is the time when the weather is ideal to indulge in some interesting outdoor activities. Many festivals and events are organised throughout the year and visiting Rize during this period can be a good idea.

 Rize is famous all over the world for its tea. Moreover, it is also a major contributor to the tea industry in Turkey. There are many tea gardens in Rize and that just enhances the overall beauty of this city. When in Rize, soothing your eyes with mesmerising visuals and sipping some hot piping Turkish tea, together can be a good idea.

Essential travel information and Rize tips for your visit


  • Time Zone: UTC+02:00
  • Currency: The Turkish Lira(TRY)
  • Electricity and Internet: 220 volts, 50 Hz with European style plug points. As far as internet is concerned, it is in available in major public places, hotels, cafes and restaurants.
  • Language: The native language in Rize is Turkish and people there also know English.
  • Tipping: When in Turkey, it is advisable to tip about 5-10 percent of the total bill amount in restaurants, cafes and hotels.


  • Ambulance: 112
  • Police: 155
  • Coast Guard: 158
  • Fire: 110
  • Forest Fire: 177
  • Yellow Pages: 11818 or 11811 or 11880
  • Tourism Info: 170

Other tips:

  • Dress modestly while entering the mosques in Rize. Women, especially have to wear headscarf before entering the mosque.
  • Be careful of pick pockets. Keep your valuables safe.
  • Respect the Turkish flag when in the city.
  • Know the pollution level of Rize before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Rize for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Rize.

    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Safety Index 88.24 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 94.42 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Rize

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.81 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 15.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 51.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 37.53 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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