Trabzon, which goes back millennia, is the center of culture and natural richness in Eastern Black Sea Region. The city, located on the ancient Silk Road, has been the meeting point of religions, languages, and cultures for centuries; and played a significant role in the history due to its port on the legendary Silk Road. Marco Polo has visited the city in 14th century. Trabzon has also been the source of inspiration for world-renowned travelers including Xenophon, Evliya Çelebi, Fallmerayer and Frunze who immortalized the city in their travel books and memoirs.
Today, the city rests as an important trade and cultural center ripe with museums, monasteries, mosques, tombs, caravanserais, baths, covered bazaar, fortification wall, and spectacular examples of civil architecture and a fantastic landscape.