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Ordu, ancient Kotiora, is a city in the central strech of Turkish Black Sea coast.


Thanks to the fierce local opposition, Ordu features the only urban waterfront along the entire length of Turkish coast east of Samsun that wasn't significantly altered by the ugly embankments of the coastal motorway.

Ordu has a population of about 137,000.

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Ordu lies on the coastal highway D010.

Get around[edit]

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  • Taşbaşı Cultural Centre (Taşbaşı Kültür Merkezi). On a terrace overlooking the sea, this place is a converted pleasant cathedral with a central dome atop.
  • Old houses. Traditional houses of Ordu, some of which are extremely elaborate, cascade from the hillside towards the coast.
  • Boztepe. A hill with a beatiful scenery of Black Sea and an overview of Ordu. 530m high, Boztepe offers a wide range of facilities for visiters. Including a rope railway which lands from city center to Boztepe. With hotels, restourants and souvenir shops, Boztepe is a must see for visitors.

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  • Pide Pide is similiar to pizza, but it's origin is Black Sea. It can consist of cheese, meat and eggs. It's a local taste.
  • Toast Toasts in Ordu are special. Not because of their taste, but because of their size. Toasts in ordu are generally as big as the plate or even bigger than the plate! A quick and economic way to satisfy hunger.

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Ordu's telephone code is (+90) 452.

Get out[edit]

  • Cape Jason (Yason Burnu) — 15 km from nearby town of Perşembe in the village of Çaytepe-Aziziye (28 km west of Ordu in total), this cape is named after Jason of Argonauts, the mythological leader who set sail in pursuit of golden fleece and went as far as Colchis, i.e., the end of the known world for ancient Greeks. The cape is marked by a well-preserved church, built in 1869.

Routes through Ordu
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