Giresun- the Pearl of the black sea originates from the ancient town of Kerasus,the city of Cherries. So in 2nd century BC, the Roman general Lucullus, who came to Kerasus saw a delicious fruit of cherry here. He then brought the first cherry tree back to Europe.
Giresun is founded near the ruins of a Byzantine fortress which is situated on a cliff overlooking the Black Sea. This old castle possesses a beautiful panoramic view.Those who want to take a walk in lush greens in the fresh air breezing from the mountains are free to visit many valleys like Kümbet, Bektaş, Yavuzkemal and Sisdağı
Walk in lush greens in the fresh air breezing from the mountains are free to visit many valleys like Kümbet, Bektaş, Yavuzkemal and Sisdağı. During your visit, you can do camping, horse-riding and cycling. When you make your visit in spring or summer months, you can come by colourful festivals. Karagöl Mountains are ideal for trekkers where they can lose the track of time.
Giresun, Turkey History
Giresun’s history goes back to the late 6th century BC when it discover
from Greek colonists from Sinope. Historic records reveal that the city dominated by the Miletians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, and Empire of Trebizond.
Festivals and enchanting copper works
A special event is the “Aksu Art and Culture Festival” for the
interesting ones, which is a yearly organization held every May.
Plateaus have a special role in the tourist activities of the city, as they
are suitable for outdoor sports such as camping, picnicking and mountaineering.
The most famous plateaus which are also suitable for winter sports are;
Kümbet, Kulakkaya, Sisdagi, Karaovacik, Bektas, and Egribel.
The craftsmen keep the traditional Giresun copper works alive and produce such handicrafts as samovars, trays, vases and sugar bowls. All these bewitchingly beautiful products that you may give to your beloved ones as a gift will remind you of your visit to Giresun.