Kaçkar mountains (Kaçkar Daðlarý in Turkish) or simply Kaçkar(s) are a mountain range rising above along the Black Sea coast in Eastern Turkey. With highest peak Kaçkar Daðý (elevation 3937 metres), and mountain plateaus at about 3000 metres in elevation, it is the highest part of Pontic Mountains. The Kaçkars are glaciated mountains, alpine in character, with steep rocky peaks and numerous mountain lakes.
The name Kaçkar ( Armenian literally meaning "cross stone") may be used in various senses. It may describe the whole mountain range, including the many mountain groups, or it may just describe the Kaçkar-Kavron group with its highest peak, or just the highest peak itself. On the south and east, the Kaçkar mountains are bordered by the Çoruh river valley; on the north, by the Black Sea coast
Please check also pictures about Kackar in my Rize travelogue..
Rize the rain city
This city is famous about his tea ..about the land acquering from the sea ..rainy days ( 1400 mm per year more than 250 rainy days per year)
and famous city with the jokes about the abilities and disabilities of his people ..They are good engineers too because due to the small land they have to fill up the sea in order to get area to live .There are some rumors about this activity they say that if they put a small effort they will succeed to have a border with ukrania ))))
Rize also is known with the production of a very special handmade textile product with the name of Feretiko.Dont miss to buy an example
This city is the center of tea production in Turkey .
Rize is one of the smallest provinces of Turkey on the Black Sea coast but also one of the most important since it is the tea-industry center with processing and packing factories. In the south of Rize there is an excellent camping spot, at a lovely alpine lake, surrounded by mountains and meadows. This is Uzungol. The beautiful little town of Camlihemsin is a perfect starting point for a trekking tour in the Kackar Mountains. There, you will pass by Firtina Vadisi, the Storm Valley, with its beautiful castle, Zirkale and bridges of Byzantine origin. Ayder comes next, which has many hot springs and it provides good opportunities for a peaceful time surrounded by nature. Cayeli, Pazar and Ardesen are the other towns close to Rize with their typical settings of Black Sea Region.
Rize is, 75 km east of Trabzon, is built on a mountain slope and covered with tea bushes which look like puffy green pillows. The vegetation is so dense in Rize that it is virtually impossible to see ground. The shoreline and hinterland possess myriad shades of green. Rize is famous the world over for its flora. There about 20 flowers that are unique to the Rize area.