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This place is temporarily closed due to restoration works ongoing since 2015. It will reopen in August 2018.
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Trabzon, Turkey
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All reviews day trip turkey stunning location closed due ticket office parking area cliff face steep steps on foot worth the trip amazing place walk up under renovation black sea region entrance fee sumela road
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The monastery is still under renovation. The scenary along the road to the monastery is very beautiful but that's it. You have to ride the 'shuttle' for a fee to reach the gate to the monastery only to find yourself the entrance area only. When...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jinsu C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not opened and restored but like 20% of it . Beautifull area to walk around with waterfalls and many types of pine trees. Too exhausting to go all the way to the top to find not completely restored yet

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Vicky07Miami_FL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It takes a bit of effort to arrive, but it does offer scenery. If you climb all the way to the top, you can see lots of scaffolding for the ongoing construction. For many, a better option is to take a view just beyond the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 4 days ago

As other reviews have mentioned the monastery is basically closed for renovation and all you can do is stand on a viewing platform. In addition however the option of driving yourself all the way up to the monastery no longer exists. Furthermore if you wish...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank travelwithoutmercy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pay an entrance fee to get to a locked door. Many steps up they simply forget to tell you. No photos possible as you cannot get anywhere close enough.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Hubeedo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very charming road to the monastery and very beautiful view. But when you reach the ticket office they will say that it’s under renovation and (by showing a photo) they will say this is what you will see But they don’t mention that you even...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank SabMa19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As it stands, it is nothing special because star attractions is closed. Come back in 2 years and place will be magnificent.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Lankylee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The weather was fantastic, small showery rain, there are nice places to have a snack or coffee. Sumela Monestry was open for public after along time of maintenance, but still hard to climb up to reach there.

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank Farooq A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit the place at September 2019. The road to the monastery was fabulous. The building was at over hall and no entrance was allowed. It seems that will take at least 3 month

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank otherhuman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place but I didn't have enough time to visit. Incredible place in a high mountainous area. The please is being renovated & somehow scary when trying to get there.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank haniasuleiman
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Maria Z
12 October 2019|
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Response from NIKOLAOS T | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Better stay at Trabzon city center or across the coast. Sumela monastery is easily accessible by car. The monastery is closed but you can see it from outside and enjoy the forest around. Beautiful nature and beautiful... More
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30 July 2019|
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Response from Farooq A | Reviewed this property |
Even if it is not open yet, you may enjoy a snack, coffee nice green area while looking at Monostary.
16 June 2019|
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Response from Yeksioglu | Reviewed this property |
25 Turkish lira. It is like 3.5 euros
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