It is the largest city and port on the Turkish Black Sea coast.
There are a lot of vehicles to get in. For example; Plane, Train, Bus, Car,… If yo far away to Samsun, you can prefer the plane. But, plane is more expensive. Therefore, people prefers the bus or the car. However the plane is very fast and most safe vehicle.
If you are in Ankara, İstabul or İzmir, you should prefer the plane. The local airport is called Samsun-Çarşamba Airport (IATA: SZF, ICAO: LTFH), 23 km from the city centre. There are flights from Istanbul and other big cities almost every day.
Bus is cheap a vehicle. Therefore, Turkish people usually prefers the bus. But bus journey isn’t most safe. Because, at Turkish overland transport have an accident.
You can prefer train for trip but it can just prefer for someplaces.If you come to Samsun from İstanbul,Ankara,or İzmir, you can’t prefer train.Because there isn’trailway from Samsun to İstanbul,Ankara,İzmir.But if you are in Sivas ,you can prefer it.Train is very slow.
There are a lot of vehicles to get around. For example; Tram, Taxi, Bus or Dolmus…
Tram is most common vehicle in Samsun. There are 21 station. First station is Gar. Last station is University. Tram is most safe and most comfortable. Tram moves to with electric energy.
You can prefer Dolmuş. What does Dolmuş mean? Dolmuş which use is a vehicle for transport in Samsun.It’s like a mini-bus. Dolmuş is very common here. If you want to go quickly,you should prefer Dolmuş. Dolmuş is faster than other vehicles. There fore people prefers that. When you come first time,you should use those,you can find your destination easier.
Firstly, you should visit Bandırma Boat. Independent War had started in Samsun, Bandırma boat by Atatürk. In Bandırma boat has a lot of historical photographs about Atatürk and his friends. You can read about the war and watch a short film.
Other places where you can see, Gazi museum in Mecidiye and Etnografya museum nearly Cumhuriyet Center. Gazi museum tells you about Atatürk’s life in Samsun. You can see his clothes and his special things and you can see historical and amazing objects in Etnografya museum.
Absolutely you should see the sculptures like lively person in Cumhuriyet Center. They are wonderful.
Amisos Hill There is an amazing sea view. There are some historical skeletoms. There some cafes. You can go there by cablecar or you can go by car. If you don`t want use this vehicle, you can walk up from Baruthane.
Red River It name is coming from it`s color. Red river the longest river in Turkey. It is lonkies 1.355 km. it is fed by rains water and snows water meet. It has 320 different varietics of birds and lots of fishes.
Göğceli ( without nails ) Mosque. The place is very interesting because It is mysterious, It happened in onenight and without nail. It’s been in cemetery. When you go you can perform the ritual prayer in Göğceli mosque and you can pray. It’s up to you.
BOAT TRIP In addıtıon, you can go on with ‘SAMSUNUM’ ship on Black Sea . this trip spends 2 hours and you can see all beach of Samsun.
Horse Farms You can do a lot of things for relaxing. If you like animals, I think the most honest animals are horses. In Samsun, there is a horse farm and you can go course in there. If you know riding horse, you can ride a horse without courses.
Fishing Samsun has beautiful sea and beach. For example, you can swim or catch fishes. There are a lot of kind alive in the Black Sea. After you have a rest at beach. In Samsun beach, there are a lot of beautiful, enjoyable cafes. You` ll love HERE.
If you interest in arts, you find a lot of places and things in Samsun. There is a very big and interesting opera building. Each week, there are a lot of nice plays are showed people.
Festivals There are two different and enjoyable festivals in Samsun. These festivals start to become traditional. First festival is about bikes and kites. Every year, we do some competitions and they are very enjoyable. Second festival is in OMU. Omu is a university in Samsun. During the festival, there are some concerts and a lot of famous singers in Turkey come to Samsun. These festivals usually make in the end of June.
Paintball is one of the most enjoyable play for Samsun people. Every time you can play it and enjoy. Paintball is played in Körfez. Körfez is so far to city center and there are empty area in there , so this advantage for paintball.
Go kart is another activity which you can do in Samsun. There are go kart area in Batıpark. Batıpark is big and suitable for go kart. That is so exciting!
You can do waterskiing in Samsun. It is not popular , but if you know waterskiing , you can do it on Black Sea.
Pide is one of Samsun's delicious 'events' and has four different types available Kapalı, peynirli-yumurtalı (cheese&egg), pastırmalı-yumurtalı (spicy bacon&egg) and sucuklu-yumurtalı (Turkish wurst&egg) although there are some further varieties also possible such as spinach, kavurmalı etc.
The local people all eat pide every Sunday almost ritualistically.
These pides are totally unique to the city, so don't expect to find them anywhere else.
Overland transport: Amasya, Tokat, Ordu and Sinop cities are Samsun’s neighbours. Samsun between Amasya is 3,5 hours. Samsun between Tokat is 3 hours. Samsun between Sinop is 3 hours. Samsun between Ordu is 2,5 hours.
If you get out in Samsun,only you can prefer train for someplaces.You can go by train Amasya but you can’t go Sinop Tokat, Ordu.You should prefer bus.