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Samsun

Coordinate: 41º17’30.02’’K 36º19’52.61’’D Height: 39 m

Samsun is the most developed city and largest port of Black sea. It has wider plains compared to other cities of Black sea Region. This situation has provided Samsun to have more developed transportation network. Samsun-Amasya-Sivas railway connects Black sea to interior parts.

Not much remain of city of Amisos, established by Miletus colonists, reached today.

Samsun has a special place in liberation struggle launched by Atatürk after the World War I. Atatürk came to Samsun with the title of Army inspector in May 19, 1919. This date is accepted as the start of War of Independence. Atatürk Memorial portraying this event was erected into a park near Government House in 1932.

Remains and especially treasure of the city of Amisos, Mound of Ikiztepe, remains of Tekkeköy and ethnographic artifacts are exhibited in Archaeology and Ethnography Museum at the Fairground.

There are wide beaches with beautiful sand in the Black sea coasts of the city.

Must-see places

Ataturk Museum, the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography

Do Not Return Without Doing

Food: Pita of Samsun, Pickle Roasters, Corn Soup, Ground Beet, and Kocakarı Gerdanı.

Health: Ladik Hamamayağı Hot Springs, Havza Hot Springs.