Get in
One can reach Rize by taking a bus or dolmuş from Trabzon. Turkish Airlines (THY) offers daily flights into Trabzon Airport (havaalanı). Pegasus offers discounted fares to Trabzon from Istanbul and Ankara.
 Get around
Much of Rize can be accessed on foot or by shuttle bus (Dolmuş).
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Visit the Botanik Çay Baçhesi (Botanical Tea Garden) and drink Rize's famous tea and sample local desserts.
Drink tea and/or eat fish at a number of seaside restaurants along the coast opposıte from the cıty center.
Take a dolmuş to Dağbaşı from the Eski Orta mosque (cami) north of the central square. There are a number of excellent and affordable restaurants in Dağbaşı that offer a full panorama of the city from a hilltop just outside of the city.
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Buy tea (çay)!
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Try local Karadeniz specialties such as Muhlama, Hamsi Boreği, and Alabalik.
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Rize is the capital city of TEA, you can drink tea.
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Keleş otel is an acceptable (and unremarkable) two-star hotel near the city center. Rates for a two-person room started at 75 TL as of July 2009.
 Get out
Take a dolmuş to Ayder, access-point for the Kaçkar Dağlar (Kaçkar Mountains).