Gumushane is located in the Black Sea region of Turkey. The distance from Trabzon is about 120 km. The city has an area of 6.575 square kilometers. According to the latest census data, about 147 thousand people live in Gumushane.
The history of the city dates back to the 16th century after the discovery of silver mines here. It was during this period that the main historical monuments of Greek culture were built. The city completely passed under the power of the Ottoman Empire and got its modern name by 1846.
Places to visit in Gumushane
In Gumushane there are many places to visit that will be of interest to tourists. This is primarily due to the fact that the city has preserved many historical monuments in its long history. In addition to stone bridges, archaeological monuments, churches and monasteries, there are many natural attractions in Gumushane. Here, tourists can find wonderful options for outdoor activities, camping or sports. Thousands of tourists from different parts of the country and the world take caves, waterfalls, lakes and plateaus every year. Many of these attractions are located outside the city center. Therefore, those who want to see each of them will have to spend a long vacation in Gumushane.
The ancient city of Satala
The ancient city of Satala is located in the village of Kelkit Sadak, 99 km from the city center. The city of Satala is known as the largest fort city in the Roman Empire. It was built to protect the Euphrates. Satala was alternately ruled by Macedonia, Rome, Assyria and Byzantium. During its heyday and power, each of the civilizations left mark in the city. In the 15th century, an aqueduct of 47 arches was built here to deliver water to Satala, but only four of them have survived to this day. In this ancient city you can also see stone buildings, fountains and ruins of destroyed baths.
The city of Krom is located 36 kilometers from the city center, in the village of Yaglidere. Archaeological excavations in this area began relatively recently – in 2010. It is for certain known that earlier the city was rich in mineral resources and mines. There are well-preserved stone houses in which the ancient Greeks lived. The inhabitants of this region in the Byzantine period provided for themselves a livelihood, working in the mines. The churches built in those times were among the strongest and safest buildings in Anatolia and have survived to this day.
Rooms in the village Saricicek
These rooms are located in the village Saricicek, which is located 38 kilometers from the city center. In fact, of course, these rooms are located in the same building. They were built by Haji Omer Aga in the 1870s. This is one of the first unique examples of the Turkish architectural structure. Traditional elements of architecture and interior are reflected in the rich motifs that adorn the rooms. An interesting point is that during the construction and interior decoration of the rooms, not a single nail was used. Those who see these unique interiors cannot hide their surprise.