Must see and do
The Ayasofya Museum, where you can relax in the peaceful open-air garden before wandering around the picturesque church, which was originally a mosque.
A trip to the magnificent Sumela Monastery, an architectural wonder built high on the mountainside in the 6th century.
The chance to see Trabzonspor - the most successful football team outside Istanbul - play at the Huseyin Avni Stadium, a 25 minute walk from the main square.
A day trip to Uzungol, a beautiful lake in a valley between high-rising mountains perfectly reflecting the green hills and white mosque. There you admire the lake, wander the local markets and dine on fresh fish in the authentic restaurants.
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