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Giresun Castle, which has a very rich historical culture was established at city center. Monumental tomb of National Strife Hero, Topal Osman Ağa, historical palace ruins, caverns, ramparts built with rough rocks and rock relieves are important points which can be seen in the Castle.

 

Giresun Island is one and the only island of Black Sea, one miles away from the coast. The island with 40.000 meters square area is visited during Aksu festivals and summer months via private voyages. 

 

Catholic Church (Children Library) Building, which is serving as Children Library in Çınarlar district is constructed in the 18th century with gothic architectural style. It has protected its unique structure until today. 

Seyyit Vakkas Mausoleum remains from 19th century in Kapu District. It belongs to a territorial governor, Seyyit Vakks, who show great services during Fatih Sultan Mehmet and martyred during a combat. Although he had lived in 15th century, his mausoleum is constructed in 19th century.

 

Traditional Giresun Houses

District which is at south east of the castle and known as Zeytinlik District is composed of historical Giresun houses. They are under protection and a resort place for visitors. It is an interesting district which can be visited and seen by those who are interested in old houses.

 

Thermal Springs

Giresun is famous with natural mineral waters. İnişdibi Mineral Water, Çaldağ Mineral Water; are on Batlama River. These mineral waters, which are bottled and marketed are good for renal sickness and easing the digestion. Pınarlar Mineral Water is at Kulakkaya road junction on Şebinkarahisar road.

 

Ruins

Thousands of people come together with the aim of entertainment and recreation at the entrance of Aksu Stream, which is approximately 4 km. away from Giresun city center and on the Giresun - Trabzon coastal road. Having hundreds of years history, Seventh day of May tradition is still tried to be animated with "AKSU FESTIVALS", organized annually between May 20-23.


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