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The heart of Trabzon ~ Firtina valley, Ayder Highland & more.
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The heart of Trabzon ~ Firtina valley, Ayder Highland & more.

Explore special sites of Ayder highland. Meet and mingle with locals. Free hot tasty Turkish lunch. Old Ottoman Stone Bridge, unique waterfall. Pick up & Drop off.
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Gulzucker wrote a review Oct 12
Dubai, United Arab Emirates711 contributions58 helpful votes
Amazing place has been opened for tourists since 2019. But some parts are still under reconstruction. I had chance to see frescos and chapel of the monastery. You can buy tickets at the entrance to the Altındere National Park. Tickets fee for all - 50TL For students and teachers - 30TL One year museum ticket for locals - 60TL For foreigners - 530TL Dolmuş (маршрутка/mini bus) round trip ticket - 6TL
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Date of experience: September 2020
Kurtis wrote a review Sep 2020
Trabzon, Turkey25 contributions5 helpful votes
Very historic and touristic place. You will drive about an hour up a nice valley road. They dont allow cars up to the Monastery so after you enter the park and pay your 50L per person, you park in a parking lot and buses take you the rest of the way. I think the buses were 6L per person. I was a little taken aback by all the trash at the parking lot. There where no trash bins and everywhere else in Turkey, it was very clean but here, it looks like people take the opportunity to empty out their cars. Quick bus ride up. There are actually 2 Monastery's here. The lower one is just a tower and foundations but THIS IS THE ONE TO GET YOUR PHOTO FROM. The photos you see on all the websites and stuff are either from a drone or from someone hiking up the other side of the canyon, which is extremely difficult. This lower Monastery does have a view of the Sumela monaster and is the best pictures. The hike up to Sumela is pretty easy but mostly steps up. A lot of people were having to stop and catch their breath. Once there, easy entry and up another very steep set of steps. Once inside, not much to see but worth going into the Chapel. There is where all the frescoes or Christ are and they are quite vibrant. As is all the Christian temples, much of the faces and depictions have been distroyed or chipped away but you can still see the beautiful colors. The main part of the Monastery, the part you see in all the pictures, is closed for renovation and has been for awhile. Do Recomment
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Date of experience: September 2020
H Brown wrote a review Aug 2020
Ankara, Turkey33 contributions6 helpful votes
It was worth it to just see the location of where it was built. They had a bus service to take you most of the way up the mountain. We were very sad that we couldn't go into the monastery and just were able to look at it from afar or go to the entrance and see construction.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Lanni wrote a review Jun 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,485 contributions96 helpful votes
We were only able to see the process of renovation from a certain point of view. We thought it would take about one year more to complete the renovation. As of covid19 related travel: mask and social distancing are mandatory. Although the trip using dolmuş to reach a particular spot (before continuing 300 meters on foot) was no social distancing because the dolmuş was full.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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HFikri wrote a review Jun 2020
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia604 contributions17 helpful votes
A must visit place in Trabzon, different things you will find, mountains, waterfalls and natural beauty!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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