St. Sophia Museum, New Friday Mosque,Boztepe Hill
Your professional guide will be at the PORT at the pre-arranged time to start the tour. Proceed together to the awaiting vehicle and start the trip. Our first stop is St. Sophia Museum which was built as a church by the Commenos family on the 13th century; however it was converted to a mosque on the 16th century and then become a museum in 1957. Then we will head to Gulbahar Hatun Mosque, built by Selim I Yavuz for his mother and it is still on use as a mosque. Then you will continue on to the Yeni Cuma Cami, the “New Friday Mosque”. This building, actually older than the Gulbahar Mosque, was originally the Christian Church of Eugenios, which burned down in 1340. A new cruciform church was built on the same spot and later converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest. The building is adorned with some of the world’s finest examples of Ottoman calligraphy art. Our last stop on his excursion is Boztepe Hill which is a 740 feet hill located on the south of the town. Where the temple of Mithiras once stood, there are four sacred fountains left now and has a spectacular view of the historic core of Trabzon. The end of the tour is back at the port.
Private Professional Licensed Guide
Transportation in new comfortable A/C Vehicle
Private Professional Driver
All parking and taxes.
Any gratuities for Guide & Driver
Any meals and/or drinks
Any kind of other personal expenses.