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Top Choice Cafe in Giresun

Bahçe Cafe

Just up an alley off Gazi Caddesi, 'Garden Cafe' gets its name from the walled and flower-strewn courtyard that is its main attraction. With an apricot-washed stone Ottoman house as its centrepiece, it's a delightfu…
Cultural in Giresun

International Giresun Aksu Festival

This week-long festival, held in late May, hails fecundity and the new growing season with concerts, traditional dance performances and other open-air events. Involving contributions from other cultures sharing the …
Turkish in Giresun

Deniz Lokantası

Overlooking the central square and, beyond that, the waterfront and big ships, this popular no-frills cafeteria has been churning out good-value meals since 1953. Expect a short wait at lunchtime, but the food's wor…
Seafood in Giresun

Çakır Balık Evi

The open-fronted fishmonger downstairs is a good indication of the fresh fare you'll eat at this 1st-floor seafood restaurant. Just point to what you want, have it kızarmış or izgara (fried or grilled) with abundant…
Museum in Giresun

Giresun Museum

With an impressive archaeological and ethnographic collection spanning the Bronze Age to the Ottoman Empire, Giresun's museum occupies Gogora, a well-preserved 18th-century church (and sometime prison) with a painte…
Park in Giresun

Kalepark

Named for the remains of the castle (kale) that historically dominated the hill, this pleasant green space benefits from its perch above Giresun, delivering lovely views, cooling summer breezes and an inviting çay b…
Cafe in Giresun

Orta Kahve

In this cosy hangout for Giresun's more cosmopolitan crowd, old typewriters provide a backdrop for newspapers, magazines and different teas and coffees. It's good for breakfast (₺12), and healthy eats include salads…
Food in Giresun

Fındıkevi

This shop at the bottom of the main pedestrian street is devoted to the hazelnut in all its guises: salted, chillied, ground and/or covered in chocolate. There's another at 29 Fatih Caddesi that also sells 'Black Se…