Emerald Hills and the East

Discover the natural beauty, ethnic diversity, folkloric heritage, dramatic landscape and distinctive architecture in the Black Sea Region and high pastures in Eastern Turkey.

This exciting and unique program is for the dedicated traveler who wants to experience more of Turkey's history and cultural richness in areas less traveled by tourists; Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Coast. Adventure takes you to Trabzon, Van, Artvin, Kars, Mt. Ararat and finally Van. You will visit medieval churches in Van and Ani, a Urartian citadel near Van, the imposing fortress of Ishak Pasha at Dogubeyazit, medieval Georgian churches near Artvin, the Sumela Monastery and Church of St. Sophia in Trabzon. There will be ample time to meet locals and exchange talks during this fascinating experience. 

Not only is the scenery spectacular, but everywhere are to be seen the edifices from Urartian, Georgian, Byzantine, Armenian, Pontic, Seljuk, and Ottoman civilizations 


What to Bring

Imperial Ottoman
Caves and Castles
Turquoise Blue Waters
Gods Saints and Dervishes
Black Sea; Forsaken Paths
Emerald Hills and the East
Ararat and Nemrud
Magic Light


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