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  • Journey along the Black Sea Coast

    Hopa Transportation

    I caught a bus from Trabzon to Hopa, for the 3 hour journey (165km), as I thought it might be an interesting place to visit.There appear to be buses travelling outwards every 1/2 hour according to my LP guidebook. The journey was comfortable and interesting, with views of the Black Sea, and the tea plantations of Rize.Some of the people of this...

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    Hopa Hotels

    Ortahopa Cad (Str) 5, Hopa, 8600, tr

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    Hopa Warnings and Dangers

    1)If you will make sex, use condom! AIDS is a certain danger in HOPA. 2)As the road scene from Trabzon upto Hopa is a beauty so far it is almost dangerous, with narrow and hard curves. Drive slow, be careful! Pay attention on trailers and trucks.



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  • Tea plantations and bridges.

    Artvin Things to Do

    Lots of old bridges on the road north towards Hopa and try to spot the tea plantations tucked in amongst the hillsides.

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    Artvin Hotels

    Bankalar Cad. No:16, Artvin null

  • Oruclu village.

    Artvin Off The Beaten Path

    Lots of villages to stop in along the valley but we stopped here as one of our friends has a relative there.Nice mosque to visit and below that an old Georgian mansion with old wine cellar below.We also found the local bakery "outdoor".Take the road south towards Erzurum but it's only about 35km away after the town of Zeytinlik.Keep going and it's...



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  • Hopefully you will have all you need!

    Barhal What to Pack

    Backpackwaterproof linercamel for waterplastic bags for keeping bits and bobs in Hiking boots and clothes for heat and rain (depending on when you go!) but you will get wet! Water purification tabletsPain killerssuntan lotion camera Camping equipmentcookerkettlesaucepanmugcutlery toilet paper of some sortsmall spade for digging the appropriate...

  • Barhal monastery church/mosque.

    Barhal Things to Do

    Unsure as to why it has not been made into a museum or something as there is now a proper mosque in the village,so you probably won't be able to get inside.Built in the 10th century and later restored in the 13th this Georgian monastery church has a few interesting bits on the outside but apart from its impressiveness not much else to make it stand...

  • Karagol lake.

    Barhal Things to Do

    It's a steep hike but the reward at the end is worth it.Take the road up to nearly Nazara where they stack harvested hay,cross the small bridge,then head up,through 3 small villages.It took myself just under 3 hours with a small pack to reach it and just over 1 and a half hours back down again.Lake is icy cold and set atop a steep wall of...


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  • Church of the Mother of God

    Ishan Koyu Things to Do

    This gregorian church was built in the 8th century and enlarged in the 11th. Much later - in the 20th century a dividing wall was also errected in the nave. In fact a part of this church was used as a village mosque till a new one was built in the 80s.In the church you will find traces of blue frescoes in the dome and very interesting arcade of...

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    far from touristic hordes...built in 828.a 40m high delicately sculpted with red stones dome. a jewel and the nature....

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