Trabzon is a very old and important maritime city that is situated on the Eastern Black Sea coast, at the shore of a natural harbor, at the beginning of the Asia-Middle East transit route. It is the second biggest provincial center and settlement of the coasts of the Black Sea, Samsun being the first. It has connections with the ports of the other countries touching the Black Sea, as well. Trabzon, which is the largest and the most important city of the Black Sea region, which hosted many civilizations, has got its share generously from this historical heritage. Trabzon is an enchanting city with its forests and flora that bear an endless number of the color green, as well as its historical remnants, Sumela Monastery being the most well known one.
Trabzon is a beautiful tourism resort that can be visited twelve months a year because of its historical and cultural riches, its natural beauties, its mountains higher than 3,000 meters, its deep blue sea, its vast plateaus, its nature bearing an incredibly endless number of the color green, its brooks flowing creating waterfalls, its rich flora and fauna, its friendly and good-humored people, its interesting characteristics, customs, observances and traditions peculiar to itself, its plateau festivities, its local handicraft, its food, its temperate climate and shopping facilities.
Trabzon has the infrastructure that is necessary for congress tourism, as well.
Road: There are three road networks from Trabzon directed towards Rize-Artvin-Gumushane-Erzurum and Giresun-Ordu-Samsun. You can go to the bus terminal that is at a distance 1,5 km from the city center by shared taxies.
Maritime line: Trabzon Port is at a distance of 1 km. from the city center.
Airline: Trabzon Airport is the biggest airport. It is at a distance of 2 km. from the city center.
Brief Historical Account
The Miletian colonists were the people who founded Trabzon in the 5th century B.C. Later, the Roman and the Byzantine Empires ruled Trabzon. It became the capital of the Pontus State in 1204. Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror captured the city in 1461. Sultan Selim II served in Trabzon as the sultan’s son and Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent was born in this city.
It is rainy throughout the year. Annual difference in temperature is low. Summers are cool, while the winters are mild.
Places to Go and Visit
Sumela Monastery, Vazelon Monastery, Uzungol Natural Park, plateaus, Trabzon Castle, Ataturk’s Kiosk, Gulbaharhatun Mosque, Iskenderpasa Mosque, Carsı Mosque, Buyuk Imaret Mosque, Haghios Eugenius Church (Yeni Cuma Mosque), Panaghia Chrysocephalos Church (Fatih Mosque), St. Maria Church, St. Sophia Church, St. (Dumanli) Church, St. Anna/Kucuk Ayvasil Church, Cal Cave, Zagnoz Pasa Bridge, Cephanelik (Arsenal).
St. Sophia Museum, Kostaki Kiosk (Trabzon Museum).
The plateau festivities and the festivals beginning on the first Sunday of May and ending on the last day of August are like the symbols of Trabzon.
Savoy cabbage and bread made from corn flour; “hamsi kusu”, prepared with anchovy, eggs and parsley; pilaf with anchovy; “hamsili kaygana”, prepared with anchovy, eggs, milk and flour; anchovy fried in pan; roasted cabbage; “hosmerim” prepared with cheese and flour; Akcaabat’s meatballs, Trabzon’s muffin with minced meat and cheese, Hamsikoy’s rice pudding.
In Kemeralti (arcade), which is the main shopping place for the people of Trabzon that is built on the quite narrow rough cobblestone pavements of the past resembling a one-storey corridor in the form of an “arasta” (Turkish term for a street or row of shops whose income is devoted to a charitable endowment), there are filigree works peculiar to Trabzon and handmade silver goods. You should definitely visit the bazaar of the goldsmiths and silversmiths.
Walk around the Tranbzon Castle, which is the most well preserved place of the region extending from the sea to the hills,
Visit Ataturk’s Kiosk,
Visit the place known as the Fatih or Irena Tower and used as an Arsenal.
See the Sumela Monastery under a cover of snow.
After the Sumela Monastery tour, eat stuffed savoy cabbage, kaygana in the restaurants on the way and Hamsikoy’s rice pudding in Hamsikoy.
Take a walk around Uzungol (Long Lake).
Taste salmon trout fried in butter and all the other meals typical of the Black Sea region.
TRABZON WORLD TRADE CENTER FAIR GROUND
Telephone : +90 462 341 55 00
Fax : +90 462 341 55 11
Address : Kasustu Beldesi, Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, Rize Devlet Yolu, Yorma-TRABZON/TURKIYE
It has the capacity enough to meet the necessities of the national and international fairs and organizations to be organized. It has the potential to be an important station to reach the neighbors of Turkey.
Number of the assembly halls : 2
The area of the largest hall : 165 m2
The capacity of the largest hall : 140 persons
The area of the smallest hall : 95 m2
The capacity of the smallest hall : 30 persons
The largest indoor fairground : 4,000 m2
The smallest indoor fairground: 650 m2
Outdoor fairground : 5,000 m2
Food & Drink service
Outdoor swimming pool