CENTRAL AND EASTERN ANATOLIA, BLACK SEA REGION, BATUMİ
If you are ready to travel differently and discover the original typical places, past civilizations, maximum contact with local people in Turkey, here is an excellent an exceptional trip awaiting you.
If Turkey is known for Istanbul and its ancient cities on the Aegean coast, on this trip we will discover Central and Eastern Anatolia allowing us to understand all the richness of this Asia, a meeting point of multiple civilizations where the Hittites created a great empire in the center of Anatolia against which Ramses tried to fight, where extended the Mitanni with the forgotten history, the Assyrians, the Romans who tried with difficulty to stabilize the Eastern limits of their imperium, the Byzantines and the Turks Seljuks in permanent conflict throughout the Middle Ages.
This trip also allows you to discover sumptuous landscapes such as The Black Sea region is one of the seven regions of Turkey and includes almost all the provinces adjoining the Black Sea. This region owes its name to the Black Sea which borders it. It is therefore bordered to the north by the Black Sea, to the east by Georgia, to the south by the region of Eastern Anatolia and by that of Central Anatolia, and to the west by that of Marmara.
The eastern part of this coast receives an average of 2500mm of rainfall per year. As a result, the Black Sea region brings together a large part of Turkey’s natural wealth.
Yet the Black Sea coast is full of cities with fascinating stories. From Sinop to Trabzon via Samsun, without forgetting the fishing villages and mountain hamlets, which have preserved their traditional local wooden architecture. Framed by beautiful mountains, stretch green plateaus often still intact
They appear to travelers often at the last moment, at the turn of a thick forest of pines or abundant crops – of tea, tobacco, cherries, and hazelnuts above all -, in a sort of Garden of Eden watered by abundant rains throughout the year round.
Highlights of this trip:
Cappadocia -Hittite sites-Citadel of Amasya city-Seljuk monuments-Armenian site at Ani. Orthodox churches-Batumi and its beautiful botanical garden-fishing villages -Cities along the black sea framed by beautiful mountains – Safranbolu and Amasra World Heritage Sites known for its traditional constructions-Meeting with the population-Hazelnut and tea plantations