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The monastery was still closed for renovations but just the sight from above on the path was amazing, and it reminded me of Mesa Verde cliff dwelling in Colorado the way it was tucked under a cliff. You can get close to it by walking...More
It's impossible to reach the monastery due to restoration works, but none tell you in advance, so the place it is always packed with tourists and cars. If it is foggy and rainy (as was when we were there) you cannot see the monastery at...More
I went there on winter 2014 before they closed it for restoration. The place is amazing, even you had to climb thousands stairs to reach the top but the view is breathtaking. Unfortunately most of the pictures on the wall has been broken some of...More
Hi, i live in trabzon for half the year i recommend waiting until the restoration is finished to see it in all its glory. If you are going to trabzon you must see lake uzungol it is gorgeous! Also Rize is gorgeous and very... More
Hi, i live in trabzon for half the year i recommend waiting until the restoration is finished to see it in all its glory. If you are going to trabzon you must see lake uzungol it is gorgeous! Also Rize is gorgeous and very close to trabzon you cannot miss Uzungol or Rize artvin is also beautiful and very close.
But seriously you cannot miss Rize or Uzungol. Lake uzungol is so spiritually incredible the natural beauty will give you goosebumps.
Response from Rahaf1998 | Reviewed this property |
unfortunately, sumela monastery is closed until next summer.
but you can visit 'Altındere Vadisi Milli Parkı' which is on the way to sumela. it's a really beautiful, natural and quiet place it totally worth visiting.
7 hours from Trabzon airport to Sumela ??? (2 Replies)
Hello. I will have 7 hours in Trabzon then will fly to Istanbul. so I'm wondering to know is it possible to go to Sumela monastery and then come back to Trabzon airport within 7 hours?? If yes what is the quickest option? Any idea about transportation? Thanks in advance
November 19, 2014|
Bora Ozkok's Cultural Folk Tours trip report (10 Replies)
We have recently returned from a trip to Eastern Turkey with Cultural Folk Tours led by the owner, Bora Ozkok.. We traveled to western Turkey with this company 11 years ago with one of their freelance guides and it was a very positive experience. To say that this trip was a disappointment is an understatement. Bora has been running these trips for more than 30 years and after all these years he seemed bored and uninterested. He seemed annoyed when we asked questions about history, culture and...More
November 04, 2011|
Response fromBruce H|
Thank you, Xenoguy, for posting this detailed commentary on your tour. With the level of detail that you've provided regarding the problems that you had, it is clear that there were serious, credible issues, and that this is NOT just a 'sour grapes' negative review. I had started to look at this guy's tours of Turkey because he advertises in Smithsonian Magazine, but now I certainly will not consider Bora Ozkok any further.
Sumela_view from distance is it possible? (5 Replies)
Hi all Just read that Sumela Monastery is now closing for restoration work fo r1 year starting 22 September 2015, which I am so disappointed to find out this. I have already arranged my itinerary to visit Sumela and the main reason i booked flight to Trabzon was because Sumela. But life goes on... :) Ok, anyone knows here or can suggest if i can still seeing Sumela, follow the trekking route until the entrance of Altindere Valley National Park just to see it from the distance, is it...More
October 10, 2015|
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