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Sumela Monastery

Trabzon, Turkey
+90 464 250 03 33
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This place is temporarily closed due to restoration works ongoing since 2015. It will reopen in August 2018.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tree roots” (11 reviews)
“national park” (14 reviews)
“closed due” (4 reviews)
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Trabzon, Turkey
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+90 464 250 03 33
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"tree roots"
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"national park"
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"closed due"
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"on foot"
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"beautiful location"
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"steep steps"
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"under construction"
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"winding road"
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"taking pictures"
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"very nice place"
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"sumela"
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"nature"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing place, through access to the premises was denied because of the renovation. The mountains and the creeks were worth seeing

Thank timot293
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful hike (do not drive your car) up to the plateau where you can see the Sumela Monastery! You will pass HUGE waterfalls, see lots of Spring flowers and hear birds of all sorts. Start early and enjoy the easy walk. Last stretch includes a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monastery is currently undergoing a 2 year restoration however it is possible to sieve it from the outside . The location of this building owes to its uniquenesss. The surrounding hills are beautiful and the building is virtually Pulitzer’s on the side of the...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

I couldn't see the place because it was close but the waterfall and view was amazing it worths visiting this place at least for its park we didn't stay so long to discover all things around it but generally if you like nature then I...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

It's a historical monumental place. We visited this area in just the beginning of snowfall. It's very beautiful. The place is under construction/ renovation untill August 2018 as mentioned by our tour guide. You can drive from Trabzon to this monastery. Somewhat around 50km. If...More

Thank Kanchan Z
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

This was closed for restoration in July of 2017, but was worth the trip just to see the outside - it could not be in a more spectacular location. If the Turks are smart about this, they will prohibit development of the wild wooded valley...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The road to the monastery is close. Due to icy road. And renovation. Nice drive to the town by the way.

Thank Fazil M
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Breath taking view Nature and History monastery locate in heart of Rocks between Forest. about 40 km from trabzon .

Thank v v
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately it's been closed for 2 years,and it'll be closed for another 2 years too.There's two way to go up there near the monastery.A rough walking path (includes climbing) that takes 2.5 hours (strongly recommended for young nature lovers) and a path for cars (you...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The Monestery was closed due to reconstruction, but the forrest was beautiful. It is recommended by car, or travel bus, unless you want a nice but heavy walk to the top of the mountain.

Thank Edina J
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Yee Yong S
15 December 2016|
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Hi, i live in trabzon for half the year i recommend waiting until the restoration is finished to see it in all its glory. If you are going to trabzon you must see lake uzungol it is gorgeous! Also Rize is gorgeous and very... More
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Pavlina C
20 November 2016|
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Response from Emad B | Reviewed this property |
it supposed to be opened by September as what they announced here sumela . com you can also contact them on that link to ask them directly
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Natiia D
24 September 2016|
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Response from Rahaf1998 | Reviewed this property |
unfortunately, sumela monastery is closed until next summer. but you can visit 'Altındere Vadisi Milli Parkı' which is on the way to sumela. it's a really beautiful, natural and quiet place it totally worth visiting.
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