Duration: 7 hours
Route: Altındere National Park – Sumela Monastery – Ayazma – Church of Hagia Sophia – Trabzon Castle – Akcakale – Arsenal
You shall be picked up from the Trabzon airport, Trabzon Hotel , Trabzon Marina or Trabzon cruise ship port. Your Trabzon guide will hold up a sign with your name on it. Trabzon tour will take about 7 hours and after will drive you back to your Trabzon hotel , Trabzon Marina , Trabzon airport or Trabzon harbor in Turkey.
Our minibus drives us to Sumela. Accompanied by the sounds of birds, sports-minded guests may walking the monastery. Will be fascinate views of the monastery. We will see Sumela Monastery(Virgin Mary Monastery), Guard Room, Guest House, Ayazma, Aqueducts, Rock frescoes. The Sumela Monastery is popularly known as “Meryem Ana” (The Virgin Mary). The building complex is nearly 300 metres high and was built following the tradition of monasteries that were located outside the cities in forest near caves and sources of water. The principal elements of the Monastery complex are the Rock Church, several chapels, kitchens, student rooms, a guesthouse, library and sacred spring revered by Orthodox Greeks. These were built over a very large area. After you have taken in the sights your Trabzon Tour guide will give you approx one hour free time to stroll at your leisure or relax have some refreshments in the caffee.
The Haghia Sophia of Trabzon was built around the year 1250 as a Greek Orthodox Church under Emperor Manuel, ruler of the Trapezounta Empire of Pontus (today’s Trabzon). The church was named Haghia Sophia (Greek for Holy Wisdom), after the great church of Constantinople, today’s Aya Sofia. Although not as large, the church is still very impressive, as it was constructed in the traditional architectural shape of a cross, being 22 meters long and 11.6 meters wide. Alongside the church is a tower, which has been argued over history of its traditional use, since bell towers were not used in the time of its conception.Today, the Haghia Sophia is a museum, and with its recovered frescoes and iconography, it is acknowledged as being one of the most precious monuments of Byzantine history. The Trabzon Castle, the greater part of which are still standing, are among the city’s oldest structures. Indeed, their oldest part can be daded back to the 5st century AD, that is the Roman Period. Historical sources provide information about older stages of their construction. Xenophon, who visit the city in the 5th century BC, also mentions the existence of city walls..The Akcakale, which 18 km . to the west of Trabzon, there is a fortress built on a terrace facing the sea. It is estimated that the fortress was built by emperor Alexius I (1297-1330) for protection against the Seljuks.The Arsenal (Irene Tower) was made in the XIVth century. The building in the Arsenal plan consists of two towers built one inside the other. The central wall occupies four floors, and it is about 25 m heigh. The wall thickness of the building made of hewn stones exceeds 1 metre.
When the tour has finished your Trabzon Tour guide will return you to your pick up point. You can take a Private Trabzon Tour where you can be picked up by your Trabzon Tour guide at your convienence. Where your Trabzon Tour guide will pick you up at approx 08.00 hours for your Trabzon tour.
PS: Trabzon tours we provide are private tours which means they include a driver and a separate tour guide who speaks english and they will accompany you throughout the tour and they will be able to answer any questions or queries during your tour. Those who book in advance avoid the rush and tight squeezes of traveling with all of the crowds.
- Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
- Private Deluxe A/C VİP Vehicle.
- Parking Fees of vehicle
- Pick up From Trabzon Harbor, Trabzon Airport, Trabzon Hotel
- Drop off to Trabzon Harbor, Trabzon Airport, Trabzon Hotel
What’s Not Included
- Gratuities to the guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
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|A tour document with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
Private Trabzon Tour is runs everyday and available all year round.