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Samsun is a city in the Central Karadeniz region of Turkey.

It is the largest city and port on the Turkish Black Sea coast.

Understand

Climate

Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) 10 11 12 15 19 23 27 27 24 21 17 13
Nightly lows (°C) 3 3 4 7 12 16 18 18 16 13 9 6
Precipitation (mm) 74 66 69 58 46 38 38 33 61 81 89 86
Daylight (hrs/day) 3 3 4 5 7 9 10 9 7 5 4 3
Water (°C) 7 8 8 12 16 20 23 23 20 17 14 10

Get in

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.

Get around

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.

See

  • Bandırma Ship replicas and models of Atatürk and his comrades

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.

Absolutely you should see the sculptures like lively person in Cumhuriyet Center. They are wonderful.

  • Museums

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.

  • 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.

  • Kızılırmak Delta

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.

  • Mosques

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.

Do

  • 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 Farm

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

You can catch fishes. There are a lot of kind alive in the Black Sea.

  • Beach

You can swim. After you have a rest at beach. In Samsun beach, there are a lot of beautiful, enjoyable cafes. You` ll love HERE.

Arts

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.

Sport

  • Paintball

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

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!

  • Waterskiing

You can do waterskiing in Samsun. It is not popular , but if you know waterskiing , you can do it on Black Sea.

Eat

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.

Drink

Sleep

  • Venn Butik Otel, Cumhuriyet Mahallesi Adnan Menderes Bulvarı No.325, Atakum, +90 362 407-00-01/02/03, [1]. Beachfront hotel.

Contact

Internet

Get out

  • Amasya to south is a pleasant riverside city with whitewashed houses and plenty of other historic attractions.

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.


Routes through Samsun
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