Turkey’s green region Black Sea

The Black Sea Region is famous for its richness, culture, deep-rooted history, hospitable people, food, and folklore dance. The Black Sea Region is the place with the highest rainfall in Turkey. For this reason, there is a lot of green areas and forests in the Black Sea Region, where almost every season is rainy. It is also the tea production center of Turkey. Although its people are generally stubborn, the hospitable and intelligent Black Sea people are famous for these characteristics.

We will list the places to visit in the Black Sea:

Ayder Plateau (Rize)

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Ayder is a plateau covered with spruce and beech forests at an altitude of 1350 m, located 19 km southeast of Rize’s Çamlıhemşin district. It was founded in the 1300s by the inhabitants of the Hala Valley.

Looking at the statements of the people in ancient times, it was said that the villagers used it only for resting while migrating to other highlands. Ayder is a paradise for nature lovers. It is eye-catching with its greenness. If you visit the Black Sea region, do not pass without stopping by.

Uzungöl (Trabzon)

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Uzungöl is a touristic neighborhood in the Çaykara district of Trabzon province. It takes its name from Uzungöl Nature Park, which it is located on the coast.

This region is home to the oldest forests of Turkey as it gets a lot of rain. It also has wild animals and endemic plants.

Cide (Kastamonu)

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It is not clear when and by whom Cide was founded. However, Cide’s name is mentioned in Homer’s Iliad. There are two ancient cities there Kytoron and Aigialos in Cide.

We can call Cide an unexplored paradise. It is a blessing for a tour within nature. Cide is a district that stands out with its bays, flowers, tall trees and wildlife. In this district, which is not very cold in winter, the Black Sea climate is dominant as in other places.

Among the historical artifacts in the district that can still be found today are castle ruins from the Roman and Byzantine periods and the Rıfat Ilgaz house, one of the examples of Turkish civil architecture. In 2014, the Hasan Cihat Örter Fountain was built by the Kurucaşile Municipality and the people of Kirazdere village. It was opened in the Ilyas Passage with a great ceremony.

Karagöl, Şavşat (Artvin)

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There are the two natural wonders there. The landslide set lakes in the Artvin region, one in Şavşat and the other in Borcka. Compared to Uzungöl, it is one of the untouched regions of Turkey. Karagöl was formed by the accumulation of water in the basin as a result of the mass of landslides breaking off from the slope land blocking the front of the valley.

You can come across the footprints of wild animals on the snow that falls around the lake in winter.

Ilgaz Mountain National Park (Kastamonu)

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Ilgaz Mountain National Park National park was established in 1976 on the provinces of Kastamonu and Çankırı. Usually there are tourists who go to ski after snowfall in winter, but even in summer, it fascinates people with its green appearance.

You can stay in the national park by doing camping, or you can stay at the ski center. Ilgaz Mountain National Park is a unique blessing for activities such as hiking, picnics and skiing.