Private Tour of the Switzerland Landscape of Uzungol Lake
With its lakeside mosque and forested mountains and pretty landscape that recalls Switzerland, Uzungol (Long Lake) still remains idyllic on this private tour from Trabzon.
Guided private tours of terrific Trabzon the hamsi capital of Turkey are on every trip to the Black Sea. Founded by Greek traders in the 8th century BC, Trabzon was once a crucial stop on the Silk Road for merchants and traders. Situated between the soaring peaks of the Pontic Mountains the views are spectacular and well worth visiting.
Trabzon remains to be the Black Sea's busiest port today when it is not the largest city in the region; it is undoubtedly the most visited and sophisticated.
There are many medieval Churchs which have been converted into Mosques and Museums, escorted tours of Trabzon are a must do to see all the delights of this city and the heaps of history in its past. The central square, bazaar, Ataturk Pavillion are some of the sightseeing opportunities in the city.
As a result of the general development of Turkey Trabzon has moved into being an economical and commercially stable city. Trabzon City and County is famous throughout the whole of Turkey for its anchovies (hamsi) which are on every menu in all the many restaurants and eateries in the region. The location of Trabzon on the Black Sea has a lot to do with the quality and delicate taste of this traditional Turkish delicacy.
Other major exports from the city of Trabzon include Turkish tea and hazelnuts as this area of the country have the perfect soil and weather elements for growing them both with a unique and delicate taste profile.
Trabzon is on the coast of the black sea so visiting here at any time of the year is doable as there are plenty of nice hotels that cater to tourists all year round. Many people like to come in high season due to the weather and the perfect combination of sea, sand, and sun mixed with historical and cultural private tours.
The Trabzon region is the ideal for sightseeing and historical private tours and you can visit turkey any time of the year. However, this region gets bad weather in the winter time as it is on the coast. The currency is Turkish Lira, but they accept all currencies so don't worry. You are best changing money in Turkey as you get a better rate than you would do back home. You will find most of the pensions and hotels are clean and reasonably priced.
Trabzon is right on the coast and is famous for its fishing but moreover, as the biggest exporter of a local delicacy called Hamsi (anchovy) so most of the eateries serve Hamsi as their main dish. Sightseeing tours are readily available with registered tour guides. You will need to sort out any visa before you leave Turkey and re-entry can be difficult from this region of Turkey.
Trabzon is on the coast so there is usually a nice breeze, normally, but during April, May, September and into early November the weather is relatively mild and manageable. The winters here are harsh from December to February and into March while its a cool region many tourists visit here in high season but the weather can go up into the 30's.