The meeting point of nature lovers: Rize and fifty shades of green!
Treat yourself with some tea in Turkish tea capital!
The Black Sea has always been a popular spot for adventure and nature lovers Karadeniz, and Rize is a destination where you can see fifty shades of green. With its pristine nature, wonderful plateaus, beautiful historical buildings, delicious tea and gastronomy, and mountain biking, hiking, birdwatching, trekking, mountaineering, jeep safari, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, skiing and heli-ski options Rize promises a travel experience that will last forever.
Rize is a destination where you can immerse yourself in nature: The province with accessible peaks, glacial lakes, emerald green plateaus, historical arch bridges and castles, rapids, flora, fauna, tea, and cheerful people inspiring anecdotes.
Set on a spot where Kaçkar Mountains reach for the sea, the city of Rize’s known past dates back to the second half of 700 BCE. Throughout history, it has been home to diverse civilizations: Urartu, Sacae, Alexander the Great and the Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Seljuks and Pontic Greeks have established dominance in the region. Following Mehmet II’s conquest of Trabzon, Turkish started to dominate the region.
Rize has the highest precipitation in Türkiye and reflects characteristics of the Black Sea Region. The city has a very colorful culture. The people from Rize are known by their cordiality. The joy and warmheartedness of locals have generated legendry and anecdotes, and reflected on the local music culture. The traditional music is accompanied by tulum (bagpipes) and kemençe (kemencha). During your visit, you might hear the traditional tubes in feasts or simply on the radio, and enjoy traditional folk dance “horon”.