Reasons To Visit Trabzon
The city of Trabzon is an ancient settlement with a history stretching back thousands of years, so visitors can expect to find many fascinating heritage sites and ancient ruins in the region. One of the most famous landmarks in the area is the Sumela Monastery which was built along a cliff-face in the 4th century, while other attractions well worth visiting include the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia and the beautiful Aya Sofya Museum. There are plenty of things to do for explorers and adventurers such as an excursion up to the Uzungol lake within the mountains or a day out at the scenic Hidirnebi Plateau.
If you're considering exploring more of this fascinating country you can find inspiration by reading about the top 10 things everyone should see and do in Turkey.
Arriving In Trabzon
Trabzon Airport is located less than 10 km from Trabzon and handles a variety of international flights including direct flights from the UAE. Those looking to book flights from the UAE to Trabzon will be able to make the trip directly out of Sharjah. Air Arabia (Air Arabia baggage allowance explained) is the sole airline providing flights on this route, with all flights leaving from Sharjah International Airport.
Trabzon Airport is housed within a single terminal complex split into separate sections for domestic and international flights. During your time at the airport you can find a decent selection of dining and drinking establishments, while there is also duty-free shopping and plenty of other shops around the airport. Once you have touched down at the airport, there are public buses available to take you into the city center if you don’t want to pay for a private taxi.
Trabzon Travel Information
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UAE nationals flying to Turkey are able to go online before the journey and apply for an e- visa which is valid for up to 90 days. In Trabzon you can expect warm weather over the summer with average highs in the mid-20s from June until September, although over the winter it gets surprisingly chilly so you will need warm clothing. There are plenty of car rental agencies at Trabzon Airport available on site in the domestic flights area, so you can easily get a hold of your own vehicle when you land. Trabzon is just one hour behind the UAE, while the currency you will need in Turkey is the Turkish lira.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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