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Sumela Monastery

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Address: Altindere National Park, Trabzon, Turkey
Phone Number: 4642500333
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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Need good shoes, be prepared for a long walk or let's say hike, Also a jacket wouldn't be a bad idea since it tends to be cooler than the city with occasional showers, u can take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Need good shoes, be prepared for a long walk or let's say hike, Also a jacket wouldn't be a bad idea since it tends to be cooler than the city with occasional showers, u can take fantastic photos though , so it's worth it I suggest u carry a bottle of water and some snacks with you

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México
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It's an amazing monastery built in the cliffs of a mountain! Amazing views to the valley and the paintings in the inside of the buildings. Amazing experience. To get there you have to take a narrow winding road through the mountain and then you have to walk a part of it. I went in late October and it was snowing,... More 

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Burringbar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Sumela Monastery is situated in a very beautiful valley and looking up to the monastery from the slight glimpses you get from the road looks very impressive. You can also get a good view to the outside of the monastery from the steps leading from / to the restaurant below. However that's about it. After you pay 15 TL each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

My first visit to Sumela was about 25 years ago. After Long claim up to that hill you couldn't believe that historical building. When I went to visit my family ,had change revisit again. This time looking more look after and facility in that area are better. Still fantastic view what a fantastic place !

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's just like cartoons. Lol a place in the mountain you can't imagine how they built it.. and you can enjoy the mountain view and eat some ice.cream from the shop there..

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This place is absolutely amazing. The city of Trabzon itself isn't so spectacular, but this place is. Perched high on a cliff in the mountains south of the city, it's got fantastic views and a rich history. All the more fun driving up the side of the mountain on a one lane unprotected road in the snow. My only sadness... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Amazing from a distance, even better close too. The monastery can be reached either by a 1.2 km hike from the car park or by dolmus which takes you to within 300 metres. Both are pretty tough going for the infirm. The monastery is well preserved and has beautiful frescoes which have withstood centuries of snow, wind, rain and scorching... More 

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Glyfada, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The The view is breathtaking; the main church build in a cave is full of fresco of great value. You can visit only a fraction of the monastery. Too bad toy cannot visit the baptism hall with the icon of Virgin Mary also you cannot climb to the bell tower,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It is quite the hike, even though the van lets you off about 300 meters away. Lots of thick roots covering the path as well as rocks. Beautiful icon type murals painted throughout the buildings. Magnificent scenery, glad I had a good coat. Truly a highlight of things I've seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

very beautiful place, you have to walk upstairs for a while to reach it. there is a lot of paintings on the wall even the roof.

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