Trabzon, Turkey

Trabzon, Turkey

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One of Anatolia's oldest trade port cities

Well placed on the historic Silk Road, Trabzon was a major trade center for centuries, attracting travelers and influenced by many religions, languages, and cultures.

Aya Sofya is a striking Byzantine church similarly influenced, having morphed into a mosque, and later a museum, where impressive frescoes still decorate its walls.

Perched dramatically on a narrow ledge of a sheer cliff in the nearby forest, is the rock-hewn Sümela Monastery, where according to legend two Athenian priests found a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary in a cave. The cave became a Rock Church, and the monastery grew around it, expanding over the centuries.

AYA SOFYA

AYA SOFYA

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AYA SOFYA

AYA SOFYA

Trabzon has lived under the reign of many civilizations throughout centuries, which can be understood at Aya Sofya. This striking Byzantine building with beautiful frescoes inside, has been a church, museum, and mosque.

ATATURK MANSION

ATATURK MANSION

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ATATURK MANSION

ATATURK MANSION

This blindingly white mansion—now an interesting museum—features fine views and lovely gardens. Built for a wealthy Trabzon banking family, Ataturk Mansion was bequeathed to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey. Don't miss the unassuming study with a map of the WWI Dardanelles campaign scratched into a table.

Sumela Monastery

Sumela Monastery

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Sumela Monastery

Sumela Monastery

This tour takes you to the roots of Christianity in the Black Sea and to show you the grandeur of Sumela Monastery, famed worldwide for its location, rich history, and strategic importance.

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Trabzon, Turkey At a glance

Current Weather:
16°C / 61 °F
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Current Time:
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Saturday, February 28
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Currency:
Turkish Lira
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  • 24.57
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Local Details:
GPS: 41°0'5.22"N 39°43'4.08"E
Size: 188.85 KM2 (72.92 MI2)
Population: 1,254,350
Density: 6,642 Pop/KM2 (2,565 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +90

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