Boztepe Picnic Place
On the hillside 2km southeast of Atatürk Alanı, Boztepe has fine city and sea views, tea gardens and restaurants. In ancient times, it...
Day trips to Sumela (adult/student TL25/20, 10am to 3pm) and Uzungöl (adult/student TL35/30, 10am to 5.30pm) daily, and Ayder (TL40,...
This small Anatolian chain serves cappucino and other non-Turkish coffees. It has outside seating and a menu featuring sandwiches and...
Locals squeeze into this compact lokanta , one of the eateries right on the main square. The lunchtime staples include biber dolması ...
Lonely Planet review
Escape the city at the Atatürk Villa, 5km southwest of Atatürk Alanı. Set above Trabzon in a forested neighbourhood, the three-storey white villa has fine views and lovely gardens. Designed in a Black Sea style popular in the Crimea, it was built between 1890 and 1903 for a wealthy Trabzon banking family, and given to Atatürk when he visited in 1924. It's now a museum of Atatürk memorabilia. Don't miss the simple table in the study with a map of the WWI Dardanelles campaign scratched into the wood.
City buses labelled 'Köşk' leave from outside the post office and drop you outside the villa (TL1.25). Don't get out at the stop that says 'Atatürk Köşk 200m'. The actual stop is a steep 1km trek further up the hill.