Because of its important location on the historic silk route between Europe and Asia, Trabzon hosted many civilizations throughout history. So, the city has gained a rich cultural heritage, enriched by many ancient tales and local folk songs.
The museums, monasteries, mosques, tombs, inns, baths, bedestens and bazaars, city walls surrounding Trabzon and the examples of civil architecture form the historic texture of the city.
Aside thousands of green colour, visited by many local and foreign travellers, this mysterious city of the east has won high praise throughout history, and the travellers Evliya Çelebi and world known Marco Polo mentioned about this city in their written memories.
Besides the historic and cultural values, her natural beauties such as lakes, rivers, mountains and plateaux make the city exceptional. Man made works in the city are also worth seeing.
With its increasing importance as an international trade centre, Trabzon serving as a bridge between Caucasian, Middle Asia and the west has an important role in recently developed trade relations with the Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States. Trabzon with its university, modern harbour, international airport, free trade zone and tourism potential promises a bright future.