Sumela Monastery in Trabzon

Sumela Monastery tour in Trabzon is a trip to a unique ancient monastery in a beautiful and picturesque place that won the hearts of fans of history and religion. Panagia Sumela is an ancient monastery in Turkey, located in the rocks above the city of Trabzon. This temple in the rock is famous for its history and architecture. To visit the monastery of Panagia Sumela, you can get from Trabzon. Entrance tickets are included in the tour price. Inside the monastery you will be greeted by stunning frescoes and an atmosphere of spiritual peace. This place is of particular importance for believers and historical travelers, attracting with its unique beauty and architecture.

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Sumela Monastery tour in Trabzon – it is a trip to one of the most breathtaking monasteries in the world, the impression of which is undoubtedly due to its position. The fact is that Sumela is dangerously located right on a hinged rock, creating truly unique views. His photographs were once scattered all over the world, and now the Sumela Monastery has become a real national treasure.

Trabzon Sumela monastery tour

The most famous monastery in the world – Succeeded. Its unique location on a sheer cliff annually makes millions of tourists from every corner of the world make a pilgrimage to its holy walls. A tour Trabzon Sumela monastery is an absolute must for all fans of ancient history and religion, as well as practicing Catholics and Orthodox.

Inside Sumela Monastery

For a long time, the walls of the beautiful monastery were inaccessible to the public due to large-scale restoration. It took place for more than five years, and in the summer of 2021 it was completely completed, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to explore the monastery from the inside. Currently, as part of the Sumela Monastery Tour from Trabzon, such locations as chapels (10 pieces), a large bell tower, a famous guest house, rooms for students and local monks are available for visiting. The highlight of the tour is the mystical cellars, which can be viewed profitably and inexpensively while traveling.

Trabzon Panagia Sumela

Monastery of Panagia Sumela – it is one of a small number of the oldest monasteries in the whole world, which got its name in honor of the famous icon "Panagia Sumela". The date of its foundation dates back to the fifth century AD, and its rapid growth falls on the imperial era of the eighteenth century. Buying a tour, customers will drive from Trabzon only 50 kilometers to the southeast, and with their own eyes they will see this unforgettable miracle of architectural art near Mačka. All fans of such tours are recommended to visit Excursion to Uzungol Lake from Trabzon

Sumela monastery tour

First of all, after a comfortable transfer from the hotel and meeting with an experienced local guide, tourists will visit the truly magical Altindere National Park. Its mesmerizing atmosphere of calmness and tranquility will give long-forgotten serenity. It is through this park that the route, unique in its beauty, passes to the observation deck of Sumela.

After admiring the beauties of the temple and listening to fascinating stories from the guide, tourists will go to the Kosandere valley and have the opportunity to spend a free hour as part of the booked tour as they please. At the Zigana pass, tourists will have a hearty lunch of the most delicious national dishes of Turkish cuisine. Very close by is the incredibly beautiful Tortul Castle, but its main highlight is the glass bridge 240 meters high.

The picturesque caves of Karak will complete this eventful tour. The beautiful farming villages of Hamiskoy will allow you to personally taste the old pudding – Sultak.

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Sumela Monastery in Trabzon price 2024

Adult 30 £
Kids (4-10 ) 30 £
Infants (0 -3) Free

Sumela Monastery in Trabzon programm

  • The excursion to the Sumela monastery from Trabzon starts from the clients' hotels on a comfortable and modern bus.
  • Transfer to the starting point of the tour - Panagia Sumela right inside the chalk cliff, which is now an inactive Orthodox monastery of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople.
  • Visit to Agia Varvara.
  • Walk to the majestic Cathedral of Agia Sophia.
  • Walking tour of the old city of Trabzon and free time to explore it.
  • Return transfer to the hotel.

Sumela Monastery in Trabzon details


Tour daysEvery day
Tour hours 09:00 — 19:00
Includes Visiting all locations, transfer from the hotel, guide
Excludes lunch, Drinks, personal expenses
Don't Forgets Comfortable shoes and comfortable clothes, money for personal expenses

Trabzon Sumela monastery tour

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