St. Sabbas Chapel
Built on rocks on the northern slopes of Boztepe overlooking the Old Christian Cemetery, the history of the St. Sabbas Chapel dates back to the 13th-15th centuries.Access to the chapel that is a two-storey structure consisting of three chapels carved into the rock, was provided by natural stairs carved into the rock.According to Anthony Bryer and David Winfield, writers of The Byzantine Monuments and Topography of The Pontos, Kings of Trabzon named III.
Located in the Kemerkaya Neighbourhood, the church was built for the foreign citizens around 1869 and 1874 upon the order of Sultan Abdülmecit.
Known as Peristera, this Monastery was built nearby the Şimşirli village in Maçka district in the middle of the 8th century. Only the base of the church has survived to the present.
The monastery is located among pine trees, 7 km west from Kiremitli village in Maçka district. On the area, there is a cave and a water spring. The monastery was first built in front of the cave.
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