Daily Sumela Tours Overview
We begin our tour once we take you our valuable guests from the hotel have stayed overnight at 9 a.m. fristly we depart for Sümela Monastery. It is 47 km far from Trabzon andı t takes 45 minutes to go there. We start to visit the sight-seeing place that we have arrived around 10 a.m. Sumela Monastery having the elevation of 1150m is located in Altındere Village of Maçka subordinate of Trabzon. The monastery which was founded on the steep surface of the mount havıng the view of Altındere Valley is called ‘Mother Mary’ by the local people.
This structure which is 300m high from the bottom of the valley has sustained the tradition of the monasteries to be founded outside the city center, in the forests, ınsıde the caves and on river banks. Thus we have briefly ıntroduced the monastery to you and so will be done ın details by our guide who will accompany you. After our arrival around 10 a.m. we give two hour sight-seeing time.
Around 12 o’clock we leave the monastery and we depart for Karaca Cave which will be our second sight-seeing point. After an hour journey, around 1 p.m. we reach Karaca Cave. This cave which is 96 km far from Trabzon and 72 km from Maçka has an elevatıon of 1550m and is located in Torul subordinate of the city Gümüşhane. You can find many wonders of natureinside such as stalactites and stalacmites, columns, walls havıng org figures, travertens and cave plants. After the lunch and sight-seeing, around 3.30 p.m. we depart for Hamsiköy which will be our last sight-seeing, point.
Followıng the old Iranıan Road or the Silk Road,we arrive in the village around 4.30 after we taste the rice puding peculiar to this village and some trekking, we depart for Trabzon at 5.30. After an hour journey, we reach the hotel we will stay overnight at 6.30.