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trapezus

The first settlement was 7000 years BC. and the city was found 2000 years BC by touranis tribes on the Black Sea coast .
Milet tribes had settled in the region in 756 BC .Later Pontus government was founded in Trabzon.Than Romans dominated the area before the division between east and west Roman Empire.In the period of Kommens Trabzon was the capital.Than the Turcs arrived to Anatolia in 1071 AC.Selçuk 's Akkoyunlu's and Karakoyunlu 's try to invade the city but the city was conquered in August 1461 by Sultan Mehmet the conqueror after the conquer of Istanbul.This is also the birth city of famous Ottoman sultan Souleiman ( suleyman in turkish) the Magnificient.Ataturk the founder of modern Turkey visit the city 3 times.
The name of the city in the history was Trapezus which means "table"
because the special stones of the city looks like a table

Folklore

The people of Trabzon has a very distinctive folkloric danses
Thats why in the entrance of the city you can see a statue which represent the folkloric danse " horon"
For somebody which is interested I am posting a typical song of Trabzon / Black sea

Trabzon song

Hazelnut, tea and anchovy

The area is producing the 75 % of the Hazelnut of the world
and also is famous with the tea cultivation and tea plants

weather in TrabzonNOW


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  • Last visit to Trabzon: Oct 2008
  • Intro Updated Feb 18, 2011
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  • Yiannis2000's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2011 at 6:54 AM

    Yeah good photos and tips, but in 2011 we could expect a ... more balanced review of the city's history... Trabzon is of course turkish now and its region is perhaps the last area in Anatolia where one can find pockets of the indigenous people that can still speak Greek (*Romeyka, pontic rumca); even some 60% of the local place names have been greek until the 20th century. So its a bit strange not to read their name and culture mentioned here :)

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2009 at 4:44 AM

    Great page on Trabzon here with good photos and useful tips. thanks for sharing. Bora

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2007 at 5:00 PM

    You really have very interesting tips of Trabzon. I read them line by line and the Pide, Corn Bread, Hamsi, and Horon Dance catches my attention. I have to read more of your pages.....

  • Tijavi's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2006 at 10:18 AM

    Heard so much about this city; hoping to visit on my next trip to Turkiye. Ah, Black Sea fish is good...but would a Fener Bahce fan be safe in Trabzon? :-)

  • ellielou's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2006 at 2:07 PM

    great tips for Trabzon...was just going to 'pass through' on way to Georgia, but now will spend day or two...(esp for monastery....) the restaurants looked great....but too expensive for my little budget :( again, thks for all your help!

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