Samsun: Founded as an Ionian state on the fertile soils between the the Yeşilırmak and Kızılırmak rivers, Samsun is a historical city which has played a key role during the War of Independence.
Samsun, formerly named Amisos, was founded by the Milesians around 750 BC. The city is not only famous for its scenic beauty but also for its monuments and artifacts that survived from the ancient times.
Samsun province is blessed with a generous natural landscape abounding in mountains, lakes, rivers and valleys. Moreover, Samsun is a coastal city with a Black Sea climate.
Thanks to its developing tourism potential, the number of visitors to Samsun increases steadily every year. Wouldn’t you like to discover this rising star of tourism yourself?
Of great value to Turkish history, Samsun is the historic city where Atatürk laid the foundations of the war of independence during his visit on May 19, 1919. Naturally the region abounds in natural and historical sites worth the visit. The earliest known settlement in the city began around 1500Read More
Famous for its cultural and historical assets, Samsun becomes also the site of a number of entertaining festivals organized all the year round. The International Folk Dance Festival is held in July every year and welcomes many traditional dance companies from many countries around the World. The Altin Fındık (GoldenRead More
How can I go there?
Located at the midpoint of the Black Sea region, Samsun has a fairly well advanced transportation system. The Samsun Airport, which hosts domestic flights from all major airports, is a practical transportation alternative as it is in vicinity of the city center. The shuttles and taxis waiting outside of theRead More