Giresun (Kerasus) city established by Miletus got its name from the wild cherry growing in the region. Hazelnut has an important economical place in Giresun Tukey. Giresun hezelnut is also valuable export product with its high quality. Transhumance which is done for economical purposes is increasingly turning into tourism. Highlands such as Kümbet, Bektaş and Kulakkaya that draw attention with their natural beauties gain importance in this sense.
Giresun Castle built by Pontus King Oharmakes is one of the recreation areas of the city. The city can be watched panoramically from there. Giresun Island 5km away from the coast, is the only island of Eastern Black Sea. There various remains belonging to Byzantine period in here. It is also known as Aretias Island where women warior Amazons grew according to Greek mythology.
Giresun Turkey Famous for: Giresun cherries are said to have been quite famous in the past. Indeed the name of Giresun is kerasus (cherry is kiraz in Turkish), and the name kiraz comes from this. Now, it is hazelnuts which are quite well known. The majority of the city are engaged in the production of hazelnuts.
Attrections of Giresun Turkey
Aretias Castle / Giresun Castle, the tomb of Sayyid Ali Vakkas, Gogora church, the Catholic Church, the Monastery and Temple of the Virgin Mary, the Hadji Hussein Mosque, the Mosque of Hadji Mikkad, Castle Mosque, Nikopolis / Şebinkarahisar Castle, Tripolis / Tirebolu. Beğile mineral spring is in the Giresun city centre, founder in the open air, and is pleasent to drink. Bulancak mineral spring is in the subdistrict of Bulancak. Tanzara mineral spring in in the subdistrict of Tanzara, flows out in the open, and is effective for the urinary tract.