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Highlights of the Black Sea Coastline

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Turkey has, by far, the largest share of the coastline of the Black Sea.  Most of the country's Black Sea (Karadeniz in Turkish) coastline sits within the country's Black Sea region and the remainder in the Marmara region. In this beautiful drone video by contributor jesus_tr, you will be treated to aerial views of the following spots: Ayder Plateau, Mençuna Waterfall, Sümela Monastery, Atatürk Mansion, Uzungöl Lake, Zil Castle, Çamlıhemşin, Ardeşen, Fırtına Stream, Potuk Plateau, and more.  

Trabzon: Sumela Monastery

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Sumela Monastery: Trabzon, Turkey


Check out this magnificent video of one of Turkey's most famous monasteries, compliments of contributor and drone pilot enghasanali.  Sumela is a Greek Orthodox monastery built into a mountain in Trabzon, one of the provinces of Turkey's Black Sea region.  Its "host" Melá Mountain is part of the Pontic range which runs parallel to the coastline.   The original structure dates to the 4th century AD, and it took its present form in the 13th century.   It's associated with a famous icon of the Virgin Mary.  

Zilkale: Castle on Turkey's Black Sea Coast

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A Castle Among Clouds and Mist


Zilkale Castle lies in Turkey's Rize province in the northeastern part of the country, in its Black Sea region.  The medieval castle, which has a storied history involving multiple kingdoms, sits on a giant cliff overlooking a small river in the mountains of the province.  It's a prime tourist attraction in this part of Turkey.  Contributor Skaty was able to fly his drone over this magnificent 15th century structure on a day when it was enshrouded in mist. As you'll see from the video, the results are simply spectacular.  

Kakar Mountains

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Turkey's Kakar Mountains: The Sky is the Limit


Contributor Ezgierol used a DJI Phantom drone to create this stunning aerial video of Turkey's Kaçkar Mountains.  These mountains represent the easternmost arm of the Pontic Mountains chain which run along much of Turkey's northern Black Sea coastline.  The video includes shots of Kaçkar Daği, the highest mountain in the Pontic range, which has an altitude of about 4k meters (just under 13k ft.) above sea level.  Most of the Kaçkar  range lies within Artvin, the easternmost of Turkey's Black Sea coastal provinces.

Rize: Ağaran Şelalesi Waterfall

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Ağaran Şelalesi Falls

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Rize Province lies near the northeastern corner of Turkey, along the country's Black Sea coastline.  Contributor Secoko used a drone to aerially film the Ağaran Şelalesi waterfall, one of the most impressive bits of natural scenery in this part of Turkey.  The falls are situated a bit inland from the Black Sea, and due east of the provincial capital Rize.  As you'll see from the video, the cascading water forms beautiful spray patterns against the rocks.  The waterfall is part of a national (and legally protected) nature preserve.

Lava Columns of Guzelcehisar

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Guzelcehisar Lava Columns - 4K


One of the emerging tourist destinations in northern Turkey is a set of lava columns on Guzelcehisar beach near the city of Bartin, on the country's Black Sea coastline.  Created over 80 million years ago, the area opened to the public in mid-2018 and now draws tourists from all over the globe.  While similar rock columns exist in California and Scotland, Turkeys columns are unique in that they are both vertical and horizontal.  These natural wonders can be seen from above in this drone video by content creator jesus_tr.

Sinop Province: Boyabat Castle

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The Castle of Boyabat

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Contributor and drone pilot Alp Karagulle created this amazing aerial video of one of the most spectacular castles in Turkey.  It's called Boyabat Castle, and it's built on a hillside in the Sinop province, which is situated more or less in the middle of Turkey's Black Sea coastline.  The castle dates to the Antiquity, and was rebuilt as control of the area shifted first to the Roman, then the Byzantine, and finally the Ottoman Empires.  It's believed that at one point the castle was part of the fabled Silk Road.

Turkey's Pontic Mountains

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Turkey's Black Sea Mountains from Above

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Northern Turkey contains some of the country's most spectacular mountain scenery.  The Pontic Mountains extend along virtually the entire Black Sea coastline, with peaks as high as almost 4k meters (about 13k ft.).  The tallest mountains in this range are the Kaçkar Mountains, which is a subrange towards the eastern end of the main Pontic range.  This video submitted by Turkey Home will give you an aerial tour of these amazing mountains of northeastern Turkey, which lie primarily in the Artvin province.  

Bartin Province: Amsara

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A Fantastic Town: Amasra


Top content creator and pilot Iskenderfilm created this beautiful drone video of the Turkish Black Sea port town of Amasra.  The town is situated in the Bartin province, about a third of the way along the country's Black Sea coastline moving west to east.  The video provides bird's eye views of this ancient town, with its distinctive-looking red roof buildings.  It also shows how closely the Pontic mountains of northern Turkey hold to the Black Sea coast, which form a lovely backdrop for port cities like Amasra.

Drone Tour of Amasya

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Amasya is an important cultural city in Turkey's Black Sea region and is the capital of the province of the same name.   Although the province is part of the officially recognized Black Sea region, it is actually inland from the sea, part of a rough line of provinces which lie immediately to the south of the coastal provinces.  Contributor Alp Karaguelle created this beautiful drone video of this mountainous city, which in historical times was used as a training ground for princes of the Ottoman Empire.

Drone Tour of Trabzon Province

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Trabzon Preview


Agrippa907 created this aerial mini-tour of Trabzon, one of the most well-known provinces of Turkey's Black Sea region.  The highlight of the video is an amazing shot of Sumela, one of the most important Greek Orthodox monasteries in Turkey.  The shot, which begins at about :20, will give you an idea of why this is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region.  The monastery, which is built into a cliff at an altitude of about 1.2k meters (about 3.9k ft.) above sea level, dates to the 4th century AD.  

Kastamonu İnebolu: Ancient Black Sea Town

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Kastamonu Inebolu, Turkey

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Kastamonu İnebolu is a town which sits very near the middle of Turkey's long Black Sea coastline.  The town dates to the antiquity, and control of it has changed hands many times; at one point it's been part of the Macedonian, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires, among others.  Situated in the Kastamonu Province, the area played an important role in the Turkish War of Independence of 1919-23.  In this video, you'll get a beautiful bird's eye view of Kastamonu İnebolu compliments of contributor Pascha.

Turkey's Dark Canyon

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The Canyon of Incesu


Check out this amazing aerial video of a canyon in northern Turkey, compliments of contributor and drone pilot BatuTurkey.  The Canyon of Incesu is located in the province of Corum, a province of the country's Black Sea Region.  It's part of the "second line" of provinces in the region which do not sit on the Black Sea; rather, it's inland (immediately to the south of) the Sinop province.  The canyon is located in the mountains which run parallel to the Black Sea for much of the length of the region.  

Karabük Province: Safranbolu

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Safranbolu for City Unesco


Check out this drone video of a historical town in north-central Turkey, compliments of contributor Atamer.medya.  Safranbolu is situated in Karabük, one of the non-coastal provinces which makes up the country's officially recognized Black Sea Region.  Founded by Greeks, the town is especially well known for its later Ottoman Era architecture, particularly its mosques, tombs, Turkish baths, and other similar cultural landmarks.  For this reason, Safranbolu was designed a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994.  

Zilkale: Medieval Turkish Castle

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Check out this amazing drone video of an important medieval castle in northern Turkey, compliments of contributor enghasanali.  Zilkale Castle is located in the Rize province, part of Turkey's Black Sea region.  It's the next-to-easternmost of the country's provinces on the sea, and is only a short distance west of the border with Georgia.  The castle is built in the 14th-15th centuries into the mountains which line much of the Turkish Black Sea coast, at an altitude of about 1.1k meters (around 3.7k ft.).  

Düzköy District, Trabzon

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Here's an aerial view of a beautiful spot in northern Turkey, compliments of contributor and drone pilot enghasanali.  It's an area near a town called Şahinkaya, which is in the Düzköy district of Trabzon, a province that sits towards the eastern end of Turkey's long Black Sea coastline.  The area here is covered by the Pontic Mountains, a chain which runs roughly parallel to the Black Sea coast (extending some ways southward) and which is home to some of the finest natural scenery in the country.  

Trabzon Highlands

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A Highland Lover


Trabzon is the most well known of the northern Turkish provinces.  Situated towards the eastern end of the country's long Black Sea coastline, the province is crossed by the Pontic Mountains, which cross much of northern Turkey parallel to the Black Sea coastline.  In this drone video by enghasanali, you'll get a nice aerial view of the highlands areas of the province.  These mid-elevation areas between the higher mountains offer a stunning alpine landscape, never more so than in the Spring months.  

Ordu Province: Unye

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ÜNYE -Francis Lai - La Course Du Lievre A Travers Les Champs


Here's a drone video of an important city on Turkey's Black Sea coastline, compliments of contributor and pilot Mavicprozvita.  The town is called Ünye.  With a population of about 75,000, it's one of the larger cities in the province of Ordu.  Ordu lies roughly in the middle of the coastal provinces which make up much of the country's Black Sea region. The area around Unye is noticeably flatter than much of the Black Sea region, where mountains tend to run almost right up to the edge of the sea.  

Fall in Trabzon and Rize Provinces

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The North of Turkey - 4k Drone Photography Part(1/2)

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Take in these stunning aerial Fall season views of northern Turkey, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Zaid Abu Taha.  At the :26 mark you'll get a great view of the Lake Uzungöl in the Trabzon, one of the easternmost of Turkey's provinces along the Black Sea.  Created by a landslide, Uzungöl is distinguished by its lakeside mosque.  You'll also see some magnificent views of the mountains of Rize, which lies immediately to the east of Trabzon and is the next-to-easternmost of the Black Sea provinces.  

Mençuna Waterfall, Artvin Province

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Mencuna Waterfall


Check out this drone video of Turkey's spectacular Mençuna Waterfall, compliments of contributor jesus_tr.  It's located in the province of Artvin, the easternmost of the provinces which run along Turkey's Black Sea coast.  The waterfall is located about 30 km (a bit under 20 mi.) inland from the Black Sea.  One reason why the waterfall is less well known is that it's somewhat difficult to access; the last 3.5 km (around 2 mi.) of the journey must be taken on foot on a sometimes slippery path.  

Vakfıkebir, Trabzon Province

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The Green Dream - Vakfıkebir


Turkey's Trabzon Province is frequently cited as being the most beautiful of the Black Sea provinces and is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.  The province's beauty derives in part from the proximity of the mountains to the coastline; there is virtually no coastal plain here.  In this drone video by contributor and pilot ahmetveis, you'll get an aerial view of the area around Vakfıkebir, one of the towns on the Trabzon coast.  It's located on a bay a bit west of the provincial capital city.  


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Zil Kale (Castle)

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JetBoat Show

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OGB - Omer Gokcen
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Paddy Field

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