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“history and seanery”

Trabzon Ataturk Kosku
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Highlights of Trabzon Tour with Private Guide
Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in Trabzon
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Istanbul, Turkey
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“history and seanery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Very good envirenment.There were a lot of historical things.The balcony was good for photographers.All around was like a forest.It was top of Trabzon.We arrived there at a very curly road along.But you must go there early in Sundays because alot of traffic.

Visited December 2012
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Dubai
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43 reviews
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“Definitely reccommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Its also called the Ataturk House/Museum. A little difficult to get here - although yu can get a dolmus to take you very close and then walk up (when returning you can get a ticket at the museum itself and a bus comes along every 15-20 minutes).
The Ataturk House holds a high position among the tourist attractions in Trabzon - it is the house of Ataturk (father of modern Turkey). Everything used by Ataturk has been maintained including the beds chairs, study table, crockery chandeliers. Photography is not allowed inside the house. Best to keep your voice low and not rush up stairs or make make noise inside. Outside, behind the House is a cute tea-shop under the trees - a great place to chill out. A small curio shop near the House sells fine and expensive souvenir made of Trabzon silver. Outside the House, there is a bigger restaurant and souvenir shop.

Visited December 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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165 reviews
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“Elegant Villa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you are an admirer of Ataturk like I am please do not miss this museum when you visit Trabzon. The setting is a bit on the outskirts of the city and the forested neighbourhood is a break from the busy city. The museum has wonderful Ataturk memorabilia and it is kept in good condition. The garden surrounding the villa is lovely and you can enjoy a cup of tea under the trees. There is no minibusses (dolmus) goiing that way but southwest of Ataturk Square you can take a city bus marked "Kosk" and the bus actually stops right in front of the villa which is up a steep hill. The buses are regular and it it is easy to get one back to the city. At the museum kiosk you can buy a return ticket. Can get a bit crowded with school groups visiting but I can highly recommend a visit.

Visited November 2012
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Belgrade, Serbia
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“A Charming Villa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

If you have liked the building in which Trabzon museum is housed, don't miss to visit the Ataturk Kosku! Not that much for the exhibits (unless you are an Ataturk fan), but for the chance to admire another example of well preserved early 20th century Black Sea villa located in a well maintained garden about 6,5 km south of the city center.

In order to reach it, take the Cumhuriet street (the one where Demirgrand hotel is located) going down the hill in the direction of the sea, cross the busy coastal road using a pedestran only bridge, buy the bus tickets at the newspaper / snacks stall you'll see as soon as you've descended from the bridge (don't forget to buy the return tickets, too) and find the bus marked "Park - Kosk" on the big local bus terminal just beside.

Once in the villa, don't forget to check the period kitchen and bathroom as well. Enjoy a tea in the garden of the villa or in a tea garden just across the street (there you'll also find a big shop selling very tastefully made jewellery with semi precious stones).

Visited September 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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“V.nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Some ppl adviced us to miss it, but it is actually worth visiting. its nice to c the details of the house, plus its perched up in a v. nice place.

Visited August 2012
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