48 hours

in Giresun

First Day

On the first day, have breakfast with local flavors of Giresun and start wandering through Giresun, the epic city of green and blue. Start your Giresun tour with Gogora Church (Giresun Museum), an Orthodox church dating from the mid-19th century, which is about 250 years old. Journey into Giresun's past in the Zeytinlik District, among historical houses and narrow streets. Pay a visit to the Tomb of Seyyid Vakkas, one of the frontier chiefs of Fatih Sultan Mehmet, the Historical National Garden, the Castle Mosque, which is thought to have been built by Hacı Muhiddin Ağa, in the Lonca District, where Muslims lived in the Ottoman period, then the Rectorate building, and proceed with Giresun Castle, which is called the "Bronze Walled Castle" in ancient sources. The castle is an ideal point to watch Giresun, where green and blue converge, from above. Move on to Giresun Island, the only island in the Eastern Black Sea that was inhabited in ancient and medieval times and inherits many legends. Complete the day in the city center with souvenir shopping. 

Second Day

Start with a plateau journey along the Aksu valley where you will be satisfied with every shade of green in Giresun; see the Kuzalan Natural Park, which contains 1800 meters of travertines inside the forest, carbonated and sulfurous water springs, and natural wonder waterfalls.

Continue a fascinating exploration in nature with the Blue Lake, a true wonder of nature, which is known as the Göğ Göl by the local people, because of its changing color according to the color of the sky.

After a pleasant nature walk in the Kulakkaya plateau and the Akçakbel recreation area, visit the Halil Rıfat Pasha Tunnel, which was built under the leadership of Sultan Abdulhamid II and the struggles of the workers and villagers with hammers, and then continue to the Kümbet Plateau and Koçkayası Natural Park with their oxygen-rich air.

Blue Lake
Blue Lake
Zeytinlik District
Zeytinlik District
Giresun Museum
Giresun Museum
Kuzalan Waterfalls
Kuzalan Waterfalls
Kümbet Plateau
Kümbet Plateau
Giresun Castle
Giresun Castle
Şebinkarahisar Castle
Şebinkarahisar Castle
Yedi Değirmenler Natural Park
Yedi Değirmenler Natural Park