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Address: Altindere National Park, Trabzon, Turkey
Phone Number: 4642500333
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This is a place where nature becomes one with history and all religions. The way up to the monastery is a little bit hard but it is worth it. Bring suitable shoes as slippers may... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Ankara, Turkey
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Ankara, Turkey
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place where nature becomes one with history and all religions. The way up to the monastery is a little bit hard but it is worth it. Bring suitable shoes as slippers may be problematic for you.

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1 Thank pilotjammy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice though a difficult road but the view is great and the mountains are fabulous The police is there to help anyone in need

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Istanbul, Turkey
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They choose a very beautiful place to build a very beautiful monastery ...... water falls, nature, hiking tracks, etc

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a charming place to visit ! It just unfortunately neglected! It needs more caring by keeping it clean especially the restrooms which i highly recommend you to avoid using no matter how urgent u need ! The view is super beautiful and breath taking ! If you like hicking that'll be a pefect place to start from and... More 

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Ankara
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We were not aware of the renovations happening at the monastery until we arrived. There is a 9tl fee to enter the national park - it's a beautiful drive, especially in May when the river is high and the trees are all green! We couldn't get a nice view of the monastery, but we enjoyed the greenery. Renovations are expected... More 

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Virginia City, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The Monastery is currently closed for restoration but the hike up to it is still worth it anyway and we had a great day. Instead of going back down the trail we walked back via the roadway total about 4 1/2 miles. It was right after a rain storm and the river was really full.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It tends to be too crowdy, very narrow and long stairs to climb on with lots of people, all trying to reach the top at the same time. It can be rewarding though, this monastery is built and hidden in a forest with tall trees and deep valleys, means you'll have perfect views to use your stick to have some... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

It is about an hour's drive from the city centre... and totally worth it. The drive itself is also beautiful and the glimpses of the monastary as you climb almost seem unreal. You've to park your car somewhere below though, and walk the last half an hour or so. It's a lovely walk and a great opportunity for photos. The... More 

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

It was wonderful day trip for me and my wife visiting places near Trabzon City, one of the places we visited is Sumela historical Church and the waterfall, it was so beautiful to be here in Sumela. We had some pictures near the waterfalls and enjoyed the beautiful green nature on the high mountains. The weather was so fantastic that... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We were very excited about this place, the pictures are incredible. But now it is being repaired, and you can't get anywhere near it. It is a long path to it, and the path is blocked way before it. You can't even see it from a distance. What a disappointment.

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