Trabzon, formerly known as Trebizond, is the largest historical city on the coast of the Black Sea in the northeastern corner of Turkey. It is also the capital of the province with the same name of Trabzon. It is a well-known city for its hospitability, energetic and a distinct city from the rest of the country. Trabzon has been a significant focal point because of its location on Silk Road. The land is surrounded by many forests, mountains and many rivers making it more unique than other parts of the country. From humid weather to rare snowfall, the city experiences all-weather and is perfect for tourism. The city is well-connected with other cities in Turkey and is a famous harbor for international shipping traffic in the Black Sea.
Trabzon has always been the center of culture, languages, and trade gateway to Persia and Caucasus. In the past Trabzon served as a trade zone where people famously traded silk, linen and woolen fabric from famous countries like Genoese, Venetian and many more. Similar to modern Istanbul, Trabzon was the capital of the Empire of Trebizond between 1204 and 1461. One of the main reasons for this power was its accessibility to the Black Sea and it became an important port city. It was also an independent state for several periods and controlled from Sinop to Georgia in the east. The region was so popular destination for renowned travelers like Marco Polo, Xenophon, Evliya Celebi, Fallmerayer and Frunze who immortalized their journey in travel books.
Trabzon is one of the beautiful touristic points in Turkey with so many interesting things to do. We have made a guide that will help you in choosing the places that you should visit.
The region of Trabzon apart from scenic places has many famous and historic buildings that you can visit. Trabzon is the capital of the Trabzon province and is one of the most significant tourist spots in the Black Sea Region. It has many historical remnants and natural landscapes. In here you will find monasteries, fortresses, church, and plenty to offer to its visitors.
Very few people know about the beautiful green nature, fresh air, amazing landscape, and mesmerizing coastlines of the Black Sea region. The coastline is around 1000 km long providing ample opportunities to enjoying canoeing, surfing, diving or sailing. It is one of the beautiful places which has been visited by famous travellers and had been the topic of their books.