DAY 1–TRABZON- (Arrival Day)
DAY 2 -TRBAZON (City Tour)
The Venetian and Genoese merchants paid visits to Trebizond during the medieval period and sold silk, linen and woolen fabric. Trabzon formed the basis of several states in its long history and was the capital city of the Empire of Trebizond between 1204 and 1461. During the early modern period, Trabzon, because of the importance of its port, again became a focal point of trade to Persia and the Caucasu
DAY 3-RIZE CITY & AYDAR
DAY 4- UZUNGOL LAKE
The area is most famous for its natural environment. Located in a valley between high rising mountains, the lake and village at first appear inaccessible. The surrounding mountain forests and fog, occasionally enveloping the lake at night, also add to the scenery.
DAY 5-GIRESUN & ORDU CITY
Like everywhere else on the Black Sea coast it rains (and often snows in winter) and is very humid throughout the year, with a lack of extreme temperatures both in summer and winter. As a result, Giresun and the surrounding countryside is covered by luxuriant flora. As soon as you get beyond the city buildings you get into the hazelnut growing area and the high pastures further in the mountains are gorgeous.
Ordu is surrounded with many historical places such as Paşaoğlu Konağı ,Ethnographic museum-an ethnographic museum, Taşbaşı Cultural Centre, Yali Mosque, historical houses and many more.
DAY 6-HIDIRNEBI PLATEAU
DAY 7- SUMELA MONASTERY
Nestled in a steep cliff at an altitude of about 1,200 metres facing the Altındere valley, it is a site of great historical and cultural significance, as well as a major tourist attraction within Altındere National Park.The Monastery is one of the most important historic and touristic venues in Trabzon.
During its long history, the monastery fell into ruin several times and was restored by various emperors.During the 6th century, it was restored and enlarged by General Belisarius at the behest of Justinian.
It reached its present form in the 13th century after gaining prominence during the existence of the Empire of Trebizond. While the Emperors Basil and John II had endowed the monastery richly, it was during the reign of Alexios III (1349–1390) that Sumela received its most important largess: according to legend, the young Alexios was saved from a storm by the Virgin, and was bidden by her to restore the monastery. A chrysobull dated to 1365 confirms the freedom and autonomy of the monastery, together with all of its hereditary lands and dependents; exempts them from all taxes, except for one biannual tax; and restores to it the serfs whom the tax-collectors of Matzouka had illegally taken from it, listing 40 of the serfs by name. At that time, the monastery was granted an amount annually from imperial funds. During the time of Manuel III, son of Alexios III, and during the reigns of subsequent princes, Sumela gained further wealth from imperial grants.
Following the conquest by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in 1461, it was granted the sultan’s protection and given rights and privileges that were renewed by following sultans. The monastery remained a popular destination for monks and travelers through the years.
Zigana Plateau is one of the favored plateaus of visitors with grass skiing in summer months and courses convenient for skiing tourism in winter months.
Every kind of infrastructure and service unit such as electricity, drinking water, hotels, restaurants, country coffees, grocers, butchers and greengrocers is available in the plateau where there is a chair lift at a length of 800 meters, a skiing training center and a communication system.
DAY 8-TRABZON (The Last Day)
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