Best Things To Do in Samsun, Turkey

Whether you're visiting Samsun for a few days or are a localite, Samsun is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Samsun. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Samsun. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Samsun. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Samsun keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Samsun listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Samsun which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Samsun will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Samsun recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Samsun

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Samsun that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 128 itineraries
    Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi

    Tags: Museum, Park, Monument, Sculpture

    Address: Belediye Evleri, 55080 Canik/Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 11:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi is an open air museum including the Bandirma ship. The original changed many of its owners and landed in the hands of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The current ship even though not...Read more

  2. #2 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 4 itineraries
    Piazza Avm Image

    Tags: Mall, Shopping Center

    Address: Çarşamba Cd. No:52, 55080 Canik/Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The Piazza Avm shopping mall offers shopping, entertainment and food for urban-life lovers! The mall is located in the downtown area and is one of the premier places to shop for branded products or si...Read more

  3. #3 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 130 itineraries
    Onur Aniti

    Tags: Park, Monument, Statue

    Address: Kale, No: Cumhuriyet Cd. No:7, 55030 İlkadım/Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located in Ataturk Park, the Onur Aniti Monument (Monument of Honor) consists of a statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk riding a horse. The bronze statue is placed on a marble pedestal and reaches a h...Read more

  4. #4 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 111 itineraries
    Samsun Amazon Heykeli

    Tags: Walking Area, Statue

    Address: Samsun Batipark Amazon Adasi, Baruthane, 55100 İlkadım/Samsun, Turkey‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The statue of Amazon takes center stage at the Bati park and is dedicated to the mythical warriors who were the archenemies of Greek. Stories of some of the most prominent Greek figures including Herc...Read more

  5. #5 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 10 itineraries
    Amisos Cemetery Image

    Tags: Cemetery, Tomb

    Address: Bati Park, Baruthane Mevki, Batıpark Karşısı, İlkadım, Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The Amisos Mezarlari Cemetery is located in the Bati Park and you can reach here by taking a cable car from the west park. The Amisos hill is an archeological treasure and the Mezarlari is where the A...Read more

  6. #6 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 125 itineraries
    Gazi Muzesi

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Kale, 55030 İlkadım/Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Opened in the 1940’s the Gazi Museum is accommodated in the Mantika Palas Hotel built by architect Jean lonnis Mantika. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – an iconic public figure used to stay at the ...Read more

  7. #7 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 66 itineraries
    Vezirkopru Sahinkaya Kanyonu

    Tags: Outdoors, Waterfront, View Point, River

    Address: Altınkaya Barajı, 55900 Türkmen/Vezirköprü/Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Sahinkaya Canyon on Altinkaya Dam is a rare sight for tourists and locals alike and as you sail the silent river, you are left speechless with the sights of the mountains that rise above...Read more

  8. #8 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 126 itineraries
    Samsun Kent Muzesi

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum, Exhibition

    Address: Zafer Mahallesi Cumhuriyet Caddesi No: 35 Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    See the rich history of Samsun take form in historical facts, exhibits and art as you explore the Samsun Kent Muzesi. The building itself is quiet a sight after dark while a walk here during the day i...Read more

  9. #9 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 123 itineraries
    Bulvar Yasam Ve Alisveris Merkezi

    Tags: Walking Area, Restaurant, Shopping Center, Architecture

    Address: İlyasköy, 19 Mayıs Bulv. Bulvar Yaşam Ve Alışveriş Merkezi No:17, 55030 İlkadım/Samsun, Turkey

    Celebrating the Anatolian architecture and design while still being one of the most loved cultural and public spaces in the city, the Samsun Bulvar AVM- Shopping Mall offers a range of shops that surr...Read more

  10. #10 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 6 itineraries
    Kus Cenneti Image

    Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Nature, Bird Watching

    Address: Kızılırmak Deltası Kuş Cenneti, 55400 Bafra/Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    A bird sanctuary at its best, the Kus Cenneti is where you can see nearly 70% of the total bird species in the country! See colorful birds take to the skies and nestle on the trees that surround the l...Read more

  11. #11 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 72 itineraries
    Ladik-akdag Kis Turizm Merkezi

    Tags: Outdoors, Ski Resort, Skiing

    Address: Merkez Ladik Merkez, Ladik, Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Winters transforms Samsun to a snowy heaven and the Ladik-Akdag Kis Turizm Merkezi is just what you need to put on your skiing gear and feel one with the snow! The place has a natural ice rink and a s...Read more

  12. #12 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 70 itineraries
    Kabaceviz Selalesi

    Tags: Outdoors, Cave, Picnic Spot

    Address: Kabaceviz/, 55510 Kabaceviz/Çarşamba/Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located around 40 kilometers from Samsun city, the Kabaceviz Waterfalls are what fairy tales are made of! Wide but gentle waterfalls that find their way through an electric painting of lush green tree...Read more

  13. #13 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 110 itineraries
    Bati Park

    Tags: Waterfront, Park, Statue, Picnic Spot

    Address: Baruthane, 55100 İlkadım/Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located near the Black Sea, the Bati Park is one of the most loved green spaces in Samsun. The shimmering sea overlooks a vast expanse of green grass, larger than life sculptures and wide open spaces,...Read more

  14. #14 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 54 itineraries
    Ladik Golu

    Tags: Lake, Boating, Nature, Bird Watching

    Address: Ladik Gölü, 55760 Ladik/Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located around 90 kilometers away, the Ladik Golu is a picturesque place with mountains that surround the water and people fishing for fresh-water lobsters and fishes on small boats that sail through ...Read more

  15. #15 of 17 Things To Do in Samsun
    - Used in 83 itineraries
    Yesilyurt Avm

    Tags: Walking Area, Dine In, Restaurant, Theatre

    Address: Denizevleri, 55200 Atakum/Samsun, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The Yesilyurt Shopping Center accommodated 70 stores, 7 cinema salons and a number of restaurants and eateries and is one of the biggest shopping malls in the city. Shop for retail products- from fash...Read more