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4 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people


Arabic, English

About this tour

Discover the awe-inspiring marvel of Greek architectural secrets embedded in stone formations. The Sumela Monastery, an embodiment of Greek heritage nestled among the rocky landscapes, beckons you to explore and immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry it weaves into the rich heritage of the Black Sea region.

We will collect you from your centrally located hotel at 14:00. Our initial destination is our facility situated in the heart of Maçka, offering an opportunity for various activities and a 20-minute tea break.

Following this, we will pause for a picturesque moment at the Asmalı Bridge along the Sümela road route before commencing our journey to the Sümela Monastery. Perched 300 meters above the valley, the monastery is located within the Altındere National Park area, approximately 15 km from the center of Maçka. The monastery tour, lasting about 1.5 hours, will provide insights into its historical significance.

After the lunch break, our next destination is the Aya Varvara Church (Kızlar Monastery Church). We pause for a photo break at the breathtaking Karadağ Waterfall, ranked among the fastest-flowing waterfalls globally. Subsequently, we enjoy free time by the Çoşandere rivers and indulge in a leisurely lunch. Departure is scheduled for 14:00, and we will return to Trabzon.


  • Marveling at the picturesque landscapes of Altindere Valley and the meandering river.
  • Immersing oneself in the rich heritage of Sumela Monastery, exploring its intricate frescoes.
  • Indulging in a historical experience by residing within the walls of Sumela Monastery.
  • Gazing upon breathtaking panoramas from the summit of Zigana Mountains.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Trabzon City Hotels
  • English and arabic speaking tour assistance
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Photos and Videos
  • Gratuities


4 – 5 hours



Frequently asked questions

The primary language for group tour guidance is English or multilingual available. Tours in languages other than English are available exclusively as private tours. Please note that there might be a price variation for different languages. Kindly specify your preferred language for the tour if it's not English!

Tour fees include professional English guide service or assistant service. In half-day tours, meals are not included, but in full-day tours, a set menu or open buffet meal is generally included. Kindly refer to the tour description for a detailed breakdown of included and excluded services.

In group tours, hotel pick-up and drop-off are generally included. Rarely, some tours do not include hotel pick-up and drop-off or just drop-off. All private tours include hotel pickup and drop-off. Please read the description carefully to find out.

  • Tour available period: all year round
  • Tour available days: every day
  • Tour category: Offered as a group tour or as a private tour.
  • Please provide us with an accurate WhatsApp number to can guide you for pick-ups and updates.
  • We will respond to your request within 24 hours at the latest.
  • Pick-up is around 10 am. Pickup time may vary earlier or later depending on the location of the hotel.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
  • Bring your Passport or ID card
  • Infants aged under 4 are free of charge but can join on the lap of their parents. Over +4 have to pay fully.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Group tours can have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft production centers.
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  • Comfortable clothes
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