"My native town" Samsun by voyageur2

Samsun Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 62 photos

land of natural beauties and warm people

Samsun is not only the biggest city in Black Sea Region of Turkey but also an important hub for both regional and international transportation and commerce. Cultural and historical diversity makes it an essential point of interest.


Samsun have many problems as a developing city. Traffic is among them. New highway facilitated both intercities and downtown circulation by separating them. Photograph was taken from Duvecik village in 2005. Till now, the city lost many values including intelligent people, artists and investors because of lack of a hopeful future. It will probably reach a welfare by combining its experiences and cooperation of politicians' and dwellers' aims. There are too many solutions from differents aspects of life, but the most important one is to recreate a real and balanced fellowship.

perfect location

Samsun and neighbouring cities have a rich heritage and many points of interest. Sinop(west) is famous because of its beaches and natural views, Ordu is well known worldwide with its wonderful nuts, Amasya, Tokat and Corum are another good destinations with a glorious past and warm people.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beautiful coastal big city
  • Cons:unemployment and social problems arising from it
  • In a nutshell:worth to discover its hidden past
  • Last visit to Samsun: Dec 2012
  • Intro Updated Feb 9, 2013
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  • Mikolo's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2009 at 8:26 AM

    Very hapy to read your words for Greeks and Turks. Hopefuly more and more people will see things this way and our nations will live in peace in the future!

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2009 at 1:39 AM

    excellent page on Samsun. congrats. Best wishes from Istanbul. Bora

  • Yiannis2000's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2007 at 11:03 AM

    Great Travelogues Murat! Are u really living back here?? I ll come to see u soon! :-))

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2004 at 4:38 AM

    Really enjoyed reading about your home city Murat. Would like to visit there one day, combined with my Wish List visit to Turkey! Cheers my friend!

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 10:24 PM

    looks like a very pretty place.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2004 at 11:16 PM

    Very very interesting indeed.

  • babar_1's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2003 at 5:35 AM

    Very interesting and informative tips of your historic city.

  • navaros's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2003 at 9:39 AM

    Gorgeous pictures and great tips about your town !!!

  • Knutt's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2003 at 3:15 AM

    Great page about your city! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures with us.

  • Aggeliki's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2003 at 3:57 AM

    Nice Samsun, nice page:))

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