Sumela Monastery, Trabzon

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Visit the hidden gem of history and ecclesiastical art at Sumela Monastery, perched on a scenic cliff overlooking the Altindere Valley. Located inside Altindere Valley National Park at 1,200 m (3,900 ft), the Orthodox monastery dates back to the 4th century CE. The complex has been damaged and restored several times throughout its long history, but you can still admire its impressive frescoes, ornamentation, and exceptional architecture. The site is easily reachable from Trabzon via bus or taxi, or join one of the organized tours that take you there from the city. To get to the monastery itself you have to do a bit of hiking, so be sure to have appropriate footwear. Put Sumela Monastery into our Trabzon trip itinerary site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The monastery is currently undergoing a 2 year restoration however it is possible to sieve it from the outside . The location of this building owes to its uniquenesss. The surrounding hills are beauti...  more »
  • Can detect an understanding of modern man. When we went to go walk to the monastery at the event as the tour like crazy. First the asphalt footpath in the forest after road and yürüsekte road ladders have reached the monastery are forced to climb to discover that the person how to build alğılaması hard of course. As each Vago in surviving frescoes in the Church in front of the building facing tadilattaydı and visit them even though we don't know it was a very great experience. The enormity of that energy of water while eating fish and kuymak. Definitely go!
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  • Even if you're not here, nature lovers for a quiet stroll in nature in peace sümelaya. believe me, you will feel very hzuurlu Sara. to pass the time away from work life sumela gedip must-see place.
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  • The Monastery is still under renovation for years now , but the view around it were beautiful. Which is the only reason I'm giving it two stars.
  • Access was not allowed so we could only watch from 2 km away. Bear in mind that this can happen
  • What an impressive structure. Very secluded place at high mountains hidden in forest. It is definitely worth visiting.
  • Very nice pace. It is closed for restoration until 2019
  • Their website says it's open, but closed when we arrived. Didn't stop them from collecting entrance fee to "park" your car, disappointing.
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