Turkey will soon have cable cars which will give tourists a exceptional way to enjoy the views to this iconic historic site.

Perched in a steep cliff at an altitude of about 1,200 metres and facing the Altındere valley, this region is a site of great historical and cultural significance, as well as a major tourist attraction within Altındere National Park.

Due to an increase in rock falls in 2015 the monastery was closed to the public for safety reasons for the duration of one year to resolve the problem; this was later extended to three years. It reopened to tourists 25 May 2019.The Monastery is one of the most important historic and touristic venues in Trabzon.

Murat Zorluoglu, Trabzon Mayor said he was confident the cable car project would greatly improve tourists’ experience, stating that: “Visitors will get a beautiful aerial view of the monastery, and the trip up to the site will also be much shorter.”

Today, the Monastery, which is the subject of many films, is frequented by many foreign tourists

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