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Giresun, Hometown of Hazelnut

Giresun, Hometown of Hazelnut

Every corner of the Black Sea is a paradise. Giresun is one of the most impressive cities of this region. Before starting your Giresun adventure, you can rent your car from the Budget branch at Ordu-Giresun Airport and explore the city.

Places to See in Giresun

Places to See in Giresun

Gogora Church, an Orthodox church built in the 18th century, is open to visitors today as Giresun Museum. The church was open to worship until 1923. It was also used as a prison in the following years. Today, it is possible to see historical artifacts from many civilizations from the Hittites to the Ottoman Empire.

There is also a monastery in Giresun with a history dating back to the medieval era. The Virgin Mary Monastery, located in Şebinkarahisar district, has an impressive look as it is carved from a single rock. It is also said that Virgin Mary Monastery is the second largest natural carved monastery of Turkey. In order to make a magnificent journey to the past, this destination must be added to your Giresun route.

What to Eat in Giresun?

What to Eat in Giresun?

Giresun steals the hearts of the visitors with its local tastes as well as its magnificent nature. Giresun delicacies such as cabbage dible, cornbrad on pan, nettle dish, anchovy pastry, chard patty, black cabbage soup, blueberry soup, yağlaş and merevcen can be tasted at many points in the city.

Where to Explore in Giresun?

Where to Explore in Giresun?

There are three castles in Tirebolu district of Giresun. These are the castles that were first used as settlements by the Miletosians. Their names are Tirebolu Castle, Saint-Jean Castle and Andoz Castle. We recommend you to see these historical castles as you are here.

Giresun's wonderful natural plateaus are also on the list of must-see places when you go there. Kümbet Plateau is among the most popular plateaus due to its landscape and easy accessibility. Since there are hotels and restaurants here, you can also consider accommodation alternatives. In addition to these destinations, Tamdere, Tamzara, Melikli, Kulakkaya and Sis Mountain can be listed as other plateaus you can see in Giresun.

What to Buy from Giresun?

Hazelnut and hazelnut products are very famous in Giresun! We recommend that you definitely buy chocolate and chocolate products made with Giresun hazelnuts. You can also find handmade souvenirs from the Kazancılar Bazaar. June and July months are the cherry season. Let's add that Giresun's cherry is very tasty.