Park Dedeman Trabzon | Sumela Monastery

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IN THE CENTER OF THE CITY

The hotel is directly accessible from the Black Sea Coastal Highway and is located only 7 kilometers from the airport...

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HOTEL PARK DEDEMAN TRABZON

Trabzon, Turkey

  • DEDEMAN ISTANBUL
  • DEDEMAN BOSTANCI HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER
  • PARK DEDEMAN BOSTANCI
  • PARK DEDEMAN LEVENT
  • DEDEMAN PALANDOKEN
  • DEDEMAN PALANDOKEN SKI LODGE
  • DEDEMAN GAZIANTEP HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER
  • PARK DEDEMAN GAZIANTEP
  • DEDEMAN KONYA HOTEL & CONCENTION CENTER
  • PARK DEDEMAN DENIZLI
  • DEDEMAN SANLIURFA
  • DEDEMAN TOKAT
  • DEDEMAN ZONGULDAK
  • PARK DEDEMAN ELAZIG
  • PARK DEDEMAN TRABZON
  • DEDEMAN ERBIL
  • DEDEMAN OSKEMEN TAVROS
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Sumela Monastery

It is a spectacular rock-hewn monastery perched dramatically on the narrow ledge of a steep cliff in the forests south of Trabzon.

It is a spectacular rock-hewn monastery perched dramatically on the narrow ledge of a steep cliff in the forests south of Trabzon. It was built in the fourth century, just before the Roman Empire split into east and west, by two Athenian priests, Barnabas and Sophronius, who, according to legend, found a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary in a cave. The monastery's location in this geopolitically tumultuous corner of the globe naturally saw times of trouble and fell into ruin numerous times throughout its history, with its most thriving times falling under Byzantine and Ottoman rule.

The buildings themselves have been fairly heavily restored in recent decades, as the Turkish government has stepped in to protect the monastery and to turn it into a museum. In 2010 five hundred Greek orthodox Christians have celebrated mass in the Sumela Monastery. It is the 17th most visited historical place of Turkey with 38,867 foreign and 295,333 domestic visitors in 2011.