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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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Beautiful place to see, long walk with stairs, not good for elderly, more beautiful from outside, few nice shops along the way, make sure to park all the way inside,

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to see, long walk with stairs, not good for elderly, more beautiful from outside, few nice shops along the way, make sure to park all the way inside,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Actually we went to Trabzon this year only because of Sumela Monastery. I visited a lot of similar monasteries in Georgia and was curious what Sumela was like. I wasn't disappointed. The only thing is that the weather was very bad: there was mist and raining a bit. The temperature was about 18 degrees in July! I wasnt prepared for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Sumela Monastery is one of the most secluded old building complex one needs to see. There is road there now but in olden times we used to climb up to hill to get there and it wasn't very easy. The scenery is breath taking. The monastery has been restored top it's original state and it took years of hard and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited this place and it was very crowded actually. But the scenery was stunning. Especially when you look down the cliff from the monastery. Paying 15 TL is not cheap for just entering the monastery, however. Let alone, you need to pay 25 TL when you are going by car on the way to Sumela.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A truly stunning place to visit. The scenery is amazing and the old Greek Monastery is a beautiful example of a real religious retreat. The climb up is a little steep in parts and the track is also quite rough so make sure that you have a good pair of shoes. We had a hire car and paid 9 TL... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This Greek Orthodox monastery built into the cliffs is a spectacular structure unlike any other in the world. It is unfortunate that most of its frescoes have been vandalised. It gets very crowded so go as soon as it opens, and wear sports shoes for the climb to the monastery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were there today in Sumela with crowded family..Nature is very nice .and Monastry part also awesome...fresks ..stories..really fantastic....But the way to go to monastry is very tiring and it was very crowded for walking also...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

The road of sumela as beautiful as sumela.when you are driving to there you can see wonderful mountains,little towns, river..... .... and when you arrive there you cant belive what you see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Was in awe of how the monastery had been carved out by amazing people of the past. A good walk up the hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

a tour bus will take you there if you don't have your own car and a further 20TL will get you in, Amazing views and stunning history

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Address: Altindere National Park, Trabzon, Turkey
Phone Number: 4642500333
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Black Sea Coast  >  Trabzon Province  >  Trabzon

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