THE PLATEAU OF MARTYRS: SULTAN MURAD
Sultan Murad Plateau located on the route of Trabzon-Caykara-Atakoy, has an height of 2200 m. “Yayla Ortasi Festival” is held every year on August 20. Also “Martyrs’ Memorial Day” is organized every year on June 23 for the martyrs of the war with Russians. Murad IV performed Friday prayer in this plateau on the way back home from Iranian expedition dated 1653. He had stayed here for a few days.
SİSDAĞI PLATEAU
Sis Mountain is the highest mountain in the region close to the beach. Its distance is about 85 kilometers from the city center of Trabzon and 38 kilometers from the coast of Beşikdüzü.
ÇAKIRGÖL PLATEAU
With a distance of 13 km from Maçka-Meryemana road (leading to Sumela Monastery) and 2504 meters from the seaside, the plateau is surrounded by various plateaus such as Armutluk, Kırantaş, Akarsu, Livayda, Kurugöl, Mesaraş, Furnoba, Kasapoğlu, Camiboğazı, Ortaoba and Dereboyu.
A BREATH OF LIFE WITHIN THE SPRUCE FORESTS: KAYABASI PLATEAU
Kayabasi Plateau has unique scenery surrounded by spruce and fir forests displaying a rich flora. Kara Abdal Festival is held every year on the second week of August in the plateau.
THE PLATEAU OF SPIRIT: HACKA NOMAD CAMPING SITE
Hackali Baba Tomb located in Duzkoy (Hacka Nomad Camping Site) having an elevation of 1784 m. has been attracting visitors. Hackali Hodja is also renowned as Kus Mustafa but his actual name is Mustafa Tarhan. He died in 1949. His followers built a mosque including the tomb. Kadirga Festival is held every year on the third Friday of July in addition to Karaabdal Festival held every year on August 14.
LİMONSUYU PLATEAU
KADIRALAK PLATEAU
The villages in the region were established above the valleys of the rivers flowing down from the mountains to the sea. The winter period passes by with resting, doing seasonal works and making hand crafts. When the spring comes, in March and April, the fields are spaded and in may the seeds are planted. Families which have mezra (field under cultivation) go to their mezras and spend approximately a month there. Especially the flock is taken to the mezra.
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