Rize is a city on Turkey's Black Sea coast. Not a real tourist attraction, but a good base for exploring the northeast. It's the centre of the country's tea-growing humid northeastern coast.

View of Rize

Get in

By plane

Turkish Airlines offers daily flights into Trabzon Airport (havaalanı).

Pegasus offers discounted fares to Trabzon from Istanbul and Ankara.

By bus

One can reach Rize by taking a bus or dolmuş from Trabzon.

Get around

Much of Rize can be accessed on foot or by shuttle bus (Dolmuş).


Entrance to Rize Castle



Buy tea (çay)!


Try local Karadeniz specialties such as Muhlama, Hamsi Boreği, and Alabalik.


Rize is the capital city of TEA, you can drink tea. Also, except for neighboring Of, Rize is the most conservative city outside central-Anatolia. Don't expect to have an alcoholic drink anywhere except from a few remotely located liquor stores.


Go next

Ottoman Bridge spanning the Fırtına River near Çamlıhemşin, south of Rize

Routes through Rize

Trabzon Sürmene  W  E  Ends at
Georgian border gate Sarpi

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