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LAND AREA 4,664 km²

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Trabzon Airport 6 km Taxi, Bus

What You Need to Know About Trabzon

Hotels in Trabzon

Trabzon, a city on the eastern side of the Black Sea Region in Turkey, attracts many people yearly with its unmatched nature, peaceful environment, and historical sites. The town has hotels for every taste and preference, making it an excellent vacation pick.

Must- See Places in Trabzon

  • Altındere Valley National Park
  • Çal Cave
  • Sera Lake
  • Uzungöl
  • Boztepe
  • Hamsiköy
  • Sumela Monastery
  • Vazelon Monastery
  • Atatürk Pavilion
  • Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Trabzon Castle
  • Trabzon Museum

Trabzon is home to many natural parks, historical sites, and villages. With such a variety of opportunities, the city becomes a holiday destination worthy of attraction.

One of the best places to visit for nature lovers, Altındere Valley National Park, located in the Maçka district, draws attention to itself. The park includes a creek surrounded by green mountains and is only 48 kilometers away from the city center. Especially those who enjoy camping and fishing and/or going on nature strolls should pay a visit to this lovely park.

Known to be the second longest cave in the world, Çal Cave is yet another natural wonder in Trabzon province. With a creek flowing inside the cave, the green surroundings, and its clean and pure air believed to help with asthma, it is a place you should not skip.

Uzungöl, a village among the forests, is undoubtedly among Trabzon's most visited tourist attractions. Hotels in Trabzon Uzungöl provide excellent accommodation options during a visit to Trabzon.

Boztepe, only 10 minutes from the city center by public transport, is a hill where you can see the coastline of Trabzon and enjoy great food along with the famous black tea of the region.

Hamsiköy is the village where one of the famous national desserts of Turkey, the Hamsiköy Sütlaç, is made. It's a village submerged in green forests and includes options for accommodation.

Sumela Monastery, a Greek Orthodox monastery built on a cliff at a 1300 m elevation, is included in the Altındere Valley National Park. Built in the 4th century A.D., Sumela is surely among the most significant historical sites not only in the country but also in the world. As a matter of fact, Sumela Monastery remains on UNESCO’s Tentative List of World Heritages.

Atatürk Pavilion was built by the Greek banker Konstantin Kabayanidis in 1890 as a summer residence, later to be used by Atatürk himself during his visits to Trabzon. The pavilion showcases excellent examples of European and Renaissance architectural styles, and its green yard is also a place where you can go on walks.

Once a church remaining from the Byzantine Empire, the Hagia Sophia Museum in Trabzon was turned into a mosque by Mehmed the Conqueror after his conquest of the city. The place now serves as a museum and includes significant pieces from the Byzantine era, making it a great place to visit.

Trabzon Castle is claimed to be built during the Roman era in 2000 B.C. The walls are stretched between a grand portion of Trabzon and are located on the city center's highest point. Despite the missing parts, a good amount of the walls remain even today.

Trabzon Museum was built as a mansion at the beginning of the 1900s by the Greek banker Kostaki Teophylaktos and was later used as a meeting center for the military during the War of Independence and as a residence by Ataturk on his visits to Trabzon. The mansion showcases excellent examples of Baroque-style handcrafted decorations and is now used as a museum.

Featured Events in Trabzon

Trabzon is most famous for its plateau festivals, held from May to September. At these festivals, you can taste the local delicacies, get to know the cultural heritage of Trabzon, witness the best forms of arts, dance to traditional music and have a lot of fun. Here are some of the most significant festivals and events you may check out:

  • Hıdrellez Spring Festival
  • Şalpazarı Ağasar Cultural Fair
  • Hamsiköy Sütlaç Festival
  • Hıdırnebi Plateau Festival
  • Hazelnut and Blackberry Festival
  • International Maçka-Sumela Festival
  • Maçka Culture and Arts Festival
  • International Culture and Arts Festival

Trabzon Accommodation Options

Trabzon is the second most crowded city in the Black Sea Region, and this makes it a place that is lively and full of a variety of options for accommodation. Trabzon hotels range from 5-star alternatives to boutique hotels and hostels. 5-star hotels in Trabzon are suitable for those who want to spend their vacation while benefiting from opportunities such as spas, gyms, private beaches, and live shows for entertainment. You can find bungalows and village houses in rural areas and villages for a comfortable experience with nature.

For those who want to access opportunities such as shopping malls, cafes, and clubs, the city center is the best option for accommodation, and it would also let you explore the historical sites such as Atatürk Pavilion, Trabzon Museum, and Trabzon Castle more easier since they are all located in the city center. Hotels in Trabzon city center are where luxury can easily be found, as well as 3-4 star hotels and boutique hotels. You can never be disappointed with the variety of hotels here.

If you wish to reside in a less crowded place, Yomra is the best place for you. It's a town 10 km away from the city center and is a great pick if you want to be at the seaside and spend time at the beach or swimming. The beach restaurants and parks in Yomra make the place very suitable for the summer holidays.

If your choice is to stay among the wild green nature of Trabzon, then Uzungöl and Maçka are the right places for you. From luxurious options to bungalows and camping sites, Uzungöl and Maçka can provide you with a great experience. Villas are available in Uzungöl, which are great options for crowded groups. Cheaper and cozier hotels around Uzungöl Lake are perfect for budget-friendly and humbler adventures. Boutique hotels in Maçka are located very close to the Sumela Monastery and are decorated accordingly with the historical feeling of the monastery. Maçka satisfies people with its luxurious hotel options as well.

Trabzon Hotels Prices

Trabzon hotel prices can vary throughout the year, and you can easily find the most suitable hotel for your budget if you keep an eye on seasonal opportunities. Early reservation options are available for hotels in the region, and it is highly recommended that you book at least 90 days earlier than your vacation date for much lower prices. Booking during less active holiday seasons is another tip; you can find hotels for lower prices in June and December. Also, it is recommended that booking on Wednesdays results in finding the lowest prices whereas booking on Mondays can increase the prices.

Winter Hotels in Trabzon

When you think of tourism in Trabzon, the summer season comes to mind as the best time to visit. Even though this statement is true, it has some missing parts because winter tourism in Trabzon is just as attractive and full of great opportunities. Trabzon is a city with many plateaus, and this creates room for beautiful winter vacations since plateaus are places where you can enjoy the snow among fantastic scenery. The most popular hotels for winter are bungalow-type hotels, but you can find any kind of accommodation, whether it's luxury hotels or boutique hotels. Winter vacations should be a consideration, and you can find the best hotels in Trabzon on the high plateaus.

Trabzon Hotels