In the Eastern Karadeniz region of Turkey is the city of Trabzon. Formerly known as Trebizond and a major trade center, Trabzon was once the capital of the Empire of Trebizond. Today, it is one of Turkey’s major cities along the northeastern coast, easily reached thanks to Trabzon Airport
Trabzon is home to some beautiful natural and historic sites. Hidirnebi Plateau and the lake of Uzungol are two popular natural draws for many travelers. The plateau offers a great area to have a picnic while the lake area has convenient tracks for hiking. One of the historic sites to visit is Aya Sofya Museum
. Once a church and then a mosque, the museum has retained its stunning frescoes. An even more stunning and worthy site to visit is the Soumela Monastery
. This rock-hewn monastery perched on the narrow ledge of a steep cliff was built back in the 4th century and has been turned into a museum in order to protect it from further decimation. A visit to a Turkish city also provides the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Hamam, or Turkish bath.
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