Trabzon Tourism

Located on the historical Silk Road, Trabzon is a Turkish city cuddled up on the coast of Black sea. The city is famous for its multiculturalism and diversity in languages and religion. It is also known to be the epicenter of trade to Iran and Caucasus, and is one of the cities in Turkey where tourism is being developed to a great extent.

The history of Trabzon dated back to the Iron Age. The city was said to be visited by Marco Polo and many other prominent explorers. It also served as the capital to the Empire of Trebizond in the medieval ages and was later captured by the Ottomans.

Home to the Black Sea’s major and bustling port, this town gives us a metropolitan feel blended with a laid-back seaside experience that you wouldn’t want to miss out on your vacation planner.

The city is graced with a number of tourist attractions such as the mosque of AyaSofya and famous Byzantine Monastery. Apart from these, the city also has a number of medieval places to visit. One of them is the city’s crowded town-centre and bazaar area which not only has a wide range of shopping, but is also loaded with a number of activities to do.

Trabzon, like many other places in Turkey has its very own cuisine. The dishes made with Anchovies are extremely famous. In addition, the city is also known for its hazel nuts, cherries and Tea. So, without much thinking, add Trabzon to your itinerary and visit the beautiful city on your next vacation.

Essential travel information and Trabzon tips for your visit

  • Do not forget to carry sunblock with you when you plan your trip during summers, as the sun can be really harsh.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Trabzon

  • Save 6% Private Tour: Uzungol Lake Tour
    Private Tour: Uzungol Lake Tour1 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    With its lakeside mosque and forested mountains that recall Switzerland, Uzungol (Long Lake) remains idyllic, but be prepared...

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  • Save 6% Private Tour: Trabzon City Tour
    Private Tour: Trabzon City TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Trabzon is one of the most important city which you must visit because of its geography and historical artifacts. We will be ...

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  • Save 6% Private Arrival Transfer Trabzon Airport to Trabzon City Center
    Private Arrival Transfer Trabzon Airport to Trabzon City CenterNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 25 Mins

    Enjoy a hassle-free arrival in Trabzon with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Trabzon Airport, and relax on ...

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  • Save 10% Highlights of Trabzon Tour with Private Guide
    Highlights of Trabzon Tour with Private GuideNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    VisitingSumela Monastery, St. Sophia Museum, Ataturk Residence, Ortahisar Fatih Mosque

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  • Know the pollution level of Trabzon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • 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 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Trabzon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Trabzon.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 31.25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 66.05 (High)
    • Climate Index 93.56 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 83.62 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 14 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 80.56 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.33 (Low)
    • 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 Trabzon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.22 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 14.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 59.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.15 USD

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

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