Giresun

Giresun is a city in eastern Turkish Black Sea coast.

Understand

The name of "cherry" in many languages (including English itself) derives from the ancient name of Giresun—Kerasus—as the city was where cherries were first exported to Europe, during Roman times.

Giresun today has a population of about 115,000, and has a relatively liberal culture compared with its neighbours in Eastern Karadeniz.

Get in

By car

Giresun lies on the coastal highway D010, about 175 km west of Trabzon, the major city of Eastern Karadeniz.

By plane

The closest commercial airport is Trabzon Airport, TZX. From there you can take a bus or service shuttle to Giresun.

See

Drink

With plenty of bars, Giresun has a relatively lively nightlife, and the destination of weekend trips for many regional visitors from nearby cities of Ordu and Trabzon.

Sleep

Connect

Telephone code of Giresun is (+90) 454.

Go next

Routes through Giresun

Samsun Ordu  W  E  Trabzon Rize



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