Hierapolis – Pamukkale

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 9.12.1988 List Reference: 485 Criteria: Natural/ Cultural   SACRED LAND CLAD IN WHITE According to the legend that spread the mystery of Hierapolis to the wide world, an ugly shepherd girl, fed Click More »

Göreme National Park and the Rock Site of Cappadocia

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 357 Criteria:Natural/ Cultural   DESIGNED BY NATURE: CAPPADOCIA Cappadocia, which was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985 on natural and cultural criteria, Is situated at a Click More »

Selimiye Mosque and it’s Social Complex

EDIRNE Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 27.06.2011 List Reference: 1366 Criteria : Cultural A Master work of Classical Ottoman Architecture Edirne was the capital of the Ottoman Empire prior to the Click More »

Nemrut Mountain

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1987 List Reference: 448 Criteria: Cultural   THE SUN RISES AND SETS WITH A UNIQUE MAJESTY AT NEMRUT MOUNTAIN! The Nemrut mountain side with the tumulus containing the tomb of King Antiochus Click More »

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 356 Criteria: Cultural   Love of Continents: ISTANBUL The historical areas of Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires, were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Click More »

Hattusa The Capital City of Hittites

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 28.11.1986 List Reference: 377 Criteria: Cultural   OPEN-AIR MUSEUM Hattusha, which was the capital of the Hittite Empire during antiquity, has been in the List of World Heritage since 1986 on cultural Click More »

Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985   List Reference: 358 Criteria: Cultural     THE MOSQUE WHERE STONES WERE DRESSED WITH LOVE   The first Turkish building inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Great Mosque and Click More »

City of Safranbolu

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 17.12.1994 List Reference: 614 Criteria: Cultural   ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THE TRADITIONAL Safranbolu, an Anatolian city that brings history to life through its mosques, market, neighbourhoods, streets and original houses, was inscribed Click More »

Turkey in World Heritage

Unesco World of Heritage List   Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.   Click More »

Hatay

Hatay: Located at Turkey’s southern tip, Hatay is a center of civilization abounding in historical and cultural legacies in every corner. The city is positioned at the geographical location connecting Anatolia the Middle East and has an incomparable historical heritage Click More »

Sakarya

Sakarya: is one of Turkey’s fastest developing cities surrounded by a lush green landscape abounding in natural wonders. With a history dating back to the 8th century, the city has been one of the main settlements of major empires.  Naturally, Click More »

Van

Van: Turkey’s sixth largest city and cultural legacy rich in history, monuments, natural beauty and unique flavors One of the border cities of Turkey, Van welcomes visitors from all over the world particularly for its culture and winter tourism. The Click More »

Rize

Rize is blessed with the most beautiful nature that has been preserved over the centuries. The fresh air of Rize has a regenerative effect on you with every breath you take. Located in the greenest area of Turkey, the Eastern Click More »

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses in Turkey Shopping is an indispensable part of our daily life. Outlet shops have become the addresses for cheaper shopping. Many brands manufacture cheaper products especially for their outlets. List of some outlet center Click More »

Balıkesir

Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »

Amasya

Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »

Mersin

Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »

Burdur

Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »

Yalova

Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »

Karabük

Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »

 

Ayder

Ayder:  Among the most popular resorts of the Eastern Black Sea, Ayder is a piece of heaven with its oxygen-laden nature comprised of all colors varying from yellow to green.


Located at the most eastern point of Turkey and at very high altitude, Ayder fills your lungs with oxygen.  The resort is particularly in demand among nature and thermal spa enthusiasts.


In Ayder, situated in the middle of a vast and emerald green landscape, one can experience four seasons
in one day,take part in a variety of sports activities all the year round, discover nature anew and forget about all the previous holiday experiences in the countryside.


A typical black sea town set amidst lush green nature Ayder with its quaint stone houses and wooden house boutique hotels and its delicious cuisine is ever ready to welcome its guests.


Adorned with various colors in spring, summer and winter, Ayder is waiting for you to explore its unique nature.

Attractions


Highly in demand for its scenic beauty, sports opportunities and thermal sources, the most popular holiday resort of Turkey’s greenest region,  Ayder welcomes visitors in every season.
Only 1-hour drive away from the city center of Rize province, the road to Ayder leads through lush green forests located on high altitude. On the way to Ayder, you will come across a variety of unique and beautiful villages.
Once you arrive in Ayder you will discover an emerald green valley stretching out into infinity. The houses and boutique hotels coexist in harmony with nature and are constructed either of stone or of wood so as to comply with the traditional architecture of the area.
The last residential area on the road to the summit of the Kaçkar Mountains among the highest peaks of Anatolia, Ayder is at the same time the gateway to the most beautiful and natural highlands. The highlands of the region are of indescribable value to those who want to take a sojourn into nature and experience it in its most pristine form.
You will be impressed by the vast forests adorned with all shades of yellow, brown and green, rising up into the infinite blue sky as if they could touch the stars.  A stream passes throughout the entire highlands known by the name Firtina Creek.
Renowned for its historical stone bridges, Ayder is the last rest stop for many villagers before going up the highlands. Ancient structures such as Zil Castle are among the historical values of the area.
In addition to accommodation options such as apart hotels and similar facilities Ayder offers also a variety of sports opportunities such as trekking and rafting in summer and heliski, snowboarding and mountaineering in winter.
You will feel literally purified after drinking the fresh water from the water taps indoors or from the various waterfalls you may come across in the environment.
Ayder is not only the center of national parks but also thermal springs. It is known that the thermal spas of Ayder are effective in the treatment of various diseases and also beneficial for the skin. It is assumed that the vigor and youthful appearance of the locals of the region is related to their use of these thermal springs.
It is highly advisable to try some of the specialties of the local cuisine which makes extensive use of red meat, butter and fish as the main ingredients. It goes without saying that you should also try some tea as the Black Sea region is famous for its Turkish tea.  You may also want to purchase some of the local honey as it is believed to be beneficial to health.
You may get carried away by the original tune of tulum (traditional Turkish bagpipe instrument) and find yourself dancing horon, (traditional folk dance of the region) together with the other locals of Ayder.
In short, Ayder may be the perfect holiday location for vacationers who are looking for a holiday in the bosom of nature.

Events


Ayder the epitome of generous nature is also the center of enjoyable festivals.  The location welcomes many visitors from many countries in addition to organizing a variety of festivals every year.
Held in June every year, the Ayder Culture, Tourism and Nature Festival becomes the scene of a variety of activities ranging from concerts to performances and bullfights to competitions.
The Ayder Snowman Festival, on the other hand, is organized in February and invites everyone who wants to take part in sports activities and enjoy the outdoors and snow.
Many more highland festivals and events are organized for visitors who want to spend enjoyable times in this unique geography.

How can I get there?


Ayder, located at Turkey’s eastern end, offers quite convenient transportation opportunities.
The nearest airport to the region is located in Trabzon. After you have arrived in Trabzon you can continue your journey by bus or private car.
Another option is to take one of the intercity buses from any major city of Turkey to Rize.  The dolmushs (minibuses) and taxis stationed at the Rize bus terminal will take you to Ayder after a short trip. Besides, you will enjoy travelling along the scenic coastal roads of the Black Sea Region.
Ayder is ever ready to welcome its guests who want to take a sojourn into nature.

 

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