Trabzon Ili Things to Do

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Trabzon Ili Things to Do

  • Hike to Sumela

    It is possible to drive to Sumela from the base, but I recommend hiking. If you are fit it is maybe 20 or so minutes, but it is hard to time because the views on the way are amazing and you stop for pictures a lot

  • Sumela Monastery

    The Sumela Monastery is the "must-see" site near Trabzond. The Greek Orthodox were forced out in 1923, and the monastery suffered a lot of abuse in the intervening years. The site has been rescued, I suppose, in recent years. The monastery is within an expansive natural park, and the Turkish government has established a modern visitors center,...

  • Cave Church at the Sumela Monastery

    The Cave Chuch is the central point of the Sumela Monastery. Although its foundation, back to the 4th century, the surviving remains belong to the 13th and 14th centuries.This church was since the begenning full of frescoes, one of which commemorated the coronation of Alexis II, which took place in 1340. Those frescoes, which are paintings...

  • Sumela Monastery

    The old Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Virgin Mary in Sumela is definitevely a must see! According to tradition, Sumela Monastery was established around 386 A.D. by two monks, Barnabas and Sophronius. Barnabas is believed to have had a dream of the Virgin Mary in which she instructed him to seek a cave on a narrow ledge situated on a palisade on...

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