Giresuneastern Turkish Black Sea coast.
Giresun today has a population of about 115,000, and has a relatively liberal culture compared with its neighbours in Eastern Karadeniz.
By carGiresun lies on the coastal highway D010, about 175 km west of Trabzon, the major city of Eastern Karadeniz.
By planeThe closest commercial airport is Trabzon Airport (TZX). From there you can take a bus or service shuttle to Giresun.
phone: +90 454 212-13-22address: Atatürk Bulv. 62Housed in a Greek cathedral dating back to 18th century, overlooking the sea and with a view of the island.
CitadelA well-preserved citadel in city centre.
Giresun IslandExcept for tiny rocks, this is the only Turkish island in the Black Sea. Situated 1.2 km offshore, it is possible to rent a boat to the island from the city. Surrounded by verdant bushes and trees of the island are the ruins of a roofless temple and some fortifications, which are believed to be used by Amazons, a legendary clan of all-female warriors who terrorized the lands around the Black Sea in ancient times.
phone: +90 454 212-65-14address: Osmanağa Cad. Çapulacılar Sok 8Central, no-frills one-star hotel in a side street. Very good value, with buffet breakfast, wi-fi and free parking at adjacent garage.
Otel KaleBasic, no-star, clean, free wi-fi, cheapest option.
Hotel Kit-Tur3-star, but with low prices, very good value.