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Rize is a city on Turkey's Black Sea coast. It's the centre of the country's tea-growing humid northeastern coast.

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).


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 Tepebaşı from the mosque (cami) north of the central square. There are a number of excellent and affordable restaurants in Tepebasi that offer a full panorama of the city from a hilltop just outside of the city.



Buy tea (çay)!


Try local Karadeniz specialties such as Muhlama, Hamsi Boreği, and Alabalik.


Rize is the capital city of TEA, you can drink tea.


  • Dedeman Rize, [1]. A reputable 4+ star hotel in Rize.

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).

Routes through Rize
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