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Discover Trabzon

Discover Trabzon

Often called the City of Sultans, Trabzon is a quaint city basking on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey. A melting pot of civilizations over the centuries and a major trade center, Trabzon is the place to be for modern explorers looking to follow the footsteps of the likes of Marco Polo.

A safe destination for travelers with a hospitality that will warm your hearts, Trabzon is home to some of the world's famous cuisines, architecture, and history. Being on the coastlines, it has a thriving fishing industry that shines through its regional dishes and also harvests the world's best hazelnuts every year.

The rich culture, the ancient historical monuments and traditional delicacies are what attracts people towards the city of Trabzon.

Essential Facts

Time
08:34
Date
12/6/2021
Time Zone
+03:00
Weather
9.05°C
Language
Turkish
Currency
Turkish Lira
Electricity
220v/50Hz
Best Time To Visit
March- May, September-November

Things To Do

Ataturk Kosku

Ataturk Kosku

Ataturk Kosku: This four-storeyed summer pavilion was built in the 19th century with Western Rennaissance and Art Nouveau styles. The villa and its beautiful landscape now serve as a memory to the country's first president.

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia: A magnificent Byzantine church and later a mosque, dating to 537 AD, is probably the most significant place to see in the city of Trabzon.

Hidirnebi Plateau

Hidirnebi Plateau

Hidirnebi Plateau: A picturesque natural beauty at an altitude of 1200 meters, about 30-40 km drive from Trabzon, is one of the most preferred holiday destinations in the region.

Shopping

Shopping

From colorful streets to luxurious malls, there's something for everyone while shopping at Trabzon. Whether it's the historical Kunduracilar Avenue or the bustling Russian Bazaar to the branded shops and food courts of the Forum Trabzon and Trabzon Cevahir, you can have it all while visiting here. Famous for its natural nourishments like local tea, dried seasonings and hazlenuts and traditional handicrafts like handmade pots, you will be spoilt for choice with quaint souvenirs and food for your family and friends from Trabzon.

Food and Drink

Food And Drink

A coastline where dozens of civilizations have lived, the cultures have blended beautifully, and so have their cuisines with a naturalness and freshness. The Trabzons take pride in their Pide, a wholesome pita loaf that is had with local cheese. The famous Hamsi Pilaf is a famous staple and a must-try. If the mood calls for indulgence, the Kuymak- a cheesy delight is the way to go. A cup of Turkish tea is a refreshing way to end of the day. For those interested in going the sweet route, Trabzon's Laz Helvasi is a simple yet satisfying dish best served with ice cream.

Things To Know


Visa Requirements

  • Most nationalities need to apply for a visa to travel to Turkey. Whether to apply for a visa or an e-visa depends on the traveler's nationality.
  • The Travel Health Certificate (THC) form to enter Turkey has become a mandatory health requirement for Turkey since the Covid 19 pandemic. It is mandatory for all incoming passengers and can be obtained when applying for the visa.
  • There are some vaccines that everyone needs and others for specific groups of people before entering Turkey. To allow plenty of time to get the necessary vaccinations, travelers should see their doctor at least six weeks before their trip.

  Getting Around

 
  • The most popular and available type of public transportation is white minibusses connecting the city center with almost every district.
  • The bus system is operated by Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality. Information and timetable are available on the municipality's website.
  • Renting a car would be the best choice for more flexibility and the only way to visit most places out of the center. 
  • Taxi is also an alternative even though it is less popular and more expensive than other major cities in Turkey.