Things to do in Trabzon

On the Black Sea coast of northeast Turkey, surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Eastern Pontic Mountains, lies the bustling city of Trabzon, a Turkish city which has only recently started featuring on the tourism radar. With a history going back to as early as the 8th century BC when the city was founded by Greek settlers, Trabzon primarily came to prominence due to the famous Hagia Sophia Church. Once an important stop on the Silk Road, Trabzon today serves as a good base for sightseeing in the area of the Black Sea Coast.

Apart from the medieval church-mosque of Aya Sofya, another popular religious site in this city which attracts hordes of tourists every year is the Sumela Monastery which is a Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary at Melá Mountain. In addition to this, the Trabzon Museum, the Atatürk pavilion, and the Walls of Trabzon are other star attractions in this city. To know more, check out this list of things to do in Trabzon

  1. Sumela Monastery

    #1 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Sumela Monastery

    Tags: Historical Site, Monastery

    Address: AltindereVadisi, 61750 Macka/Trabzon, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This is a Greek Orthodox Monastery that is situated on top of the Mela Mountain. It is dedicated to Virgin Mary. It is also a part of the Altindere National Park and thus a place of historic and cultu...Read more

  2. Boztepe

    #2 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon

    Tags: Hill, Fountain

    Address: Boztepe, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Also known as Mt. Minthrion, Boztepe is a hill near the city from where you get a fantastic view of the sunset. The Degirmendere Valley lies on the west of this hill and the hill is majorly covered by...Read more

  3. Ataturk's Villa

    #3 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Ataturk's Villa

    Tags: Landmark

    Address: Soguksu Cad. Trabzon Merkez, Trabzon,Turkey

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

    This is a villa that was built for the most important man of the city. Ataturk is said to be the famous for getting Turks a number of freedoms and rights. It is a 3 storey house with fabulous interior...Read more

  4. Trabzon Museum

    #4 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Trabzon Museum

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site

    Address: Gazipasa, 61030 Trabzon Merkez/Trabzon, Turkey

    Timings: 09:15 am - 05:45 pm Details

    Also known as the Kostaki Mansion, it is a typical house museum that mainly conserves archeological and ethnographic exhibits. This place was used as the Turkish headquarters during the war. Before th...Read more

  5. Forum Trabzon

    #5 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Forum Trabzon

    Tags: Landmark, Mall, Shopping Center

    Address: Degirmendere Mah., Devlet Sahilyolu Cad. No:101, Sanayi/Trabzon, Turkey

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

    This is a very big shopping mall with a number of shops and a couple of restaurants too. There are not as many shops as you would expect though and the prices are on the higher side. Nonetheless, the ...Read more

  6. St. Anne's Church

    #6 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    St. Anne's Church

    Tags: Church, Historical Site

    Address: Kahramanmaras Cad. Trabzon Merkez, TrabzonMerkez, Trabzon, Turkey

    This is one of the oldest churches in the city built probably around the 6th and 7th centuries. An inscription here states that St. Anne was restored here during the joint reigns of Basil I, Leo VI an...Read more

  7. Altindere Vadisi National Park

    #7 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Altindere Vadisi National Park

    Tags: National Park, Nature

    Address: Merkez Altindere, Macka, Trabzon, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is the most popular park in the Black Sea Region which lies on the western part of Trobzon. Besides the rich range of flora and fauna, the Sumela Monastery is an important attraction that is a pa...Read more

  8. Castle Of Trabzon

    #8 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Castle Of Trabzon

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Fort

    Address: Ortahisar Mh., 61030 Trabzon, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 02:00 pm Details

    This castle is situated in the Northwest of Turkey and dates back to the Byzantine Era when it was built with stone. The 3 parts of this fort are Upper level known as Yukari Hisar The Middle Level kn...Read more

  9. Gulbahar Hatun Tomb And Mosque

    #9 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Gulbahar Hatun Tomb And Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Architecture , Tomb

    Address: Gulbaharhatun Mh., 61040 Trabzon, Turkey

    This is a typical mosque and also the tomb of Gulbahar Hatun who was the wife of Bayezid II and the mother of Sultan Selim I. It is a beautifully decorated mosque and the highlight is the big carpet. ...Read more

  10. Meydan Hamami

    #10 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Meydan Hamami

    Tags: Spa

    Address: McDonalds Karsısı, Kahramanmaraş Cad. No:3, 61030 Trabzon, Turkey

    Timings: 06:00 am - 11:30 pm Details

    This is a spa and wellness centre with a nice sauna bath facility. The place is very clean and well decorated and the staff is very friendly too. The masseurs are professionals and have good hands. Ev...Read more

  11. Kaymakli Monastery

    #11 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Kaymakli Monastery

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Monastery

    Address: Kaymakli Mh. 61100 Trabzon, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a ruined Armenian- Apostolic monastery near the city and the Boztepe hill. It was built in the 15th century and original included a church, a bell tower and a chapel. This church is built on t...Read more

  12. Uzungol Lake

    #12 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Uzungol Lake

    Tags: Tourist Center, Lake, Nature

    Address: Trobzon, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Uzungol (meaning “Long Lake” in English) is the 2nd most popular excursion out of Trabzon after Sumela. It is also the name of the village on the Lake’s coast. This was formed by a l...Read more

  13. Sekiz Direkli

    #13 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Sekiz Direkli

    Tags: Spa

    Address: 8 Direkli Hamami Sokak 1, Trobzan, Turkey

    Timings: 08:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    This is the best Hamami (spa and wellness centre) in the city. It has a perfect Turkish interior with an old world charm. The staff is friendly yet professional. An experience here is very energizing ...Read more

  14. Kustul Monastery

    #14 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Kustul Monastery

    Tags: Historical Site, Monastery

    Address: EsirogluBeldesi, Simsirli, Macka, Trabzon, Turkey

    This monastery is located near the Simsirli Village, south east of Trabzon. It was built by Greek monks in the 8th century BC and was later restored in 1906 after a fire ravaged it in 1904. The Greek ...Read more

  15. Akcakale Castle

    #15 of 54 Things To Do in Trabzon
    Akcakale Castle

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: Akcakale Castle, Trabzon, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Akcaabat is a beautiful peninsular area known for the tribes that live there and their unique dance form. As you go further, you find the ruins of a 13th century Byzantine castle also known as the Akc...Read more

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