Samsun (Simisso Canik) is the most devoped city and largest port of Black Sea. It has wider plains compared to other cities of Black Sea Region. This situation has provided Sumun to have more developed transportation network. Samsun – Amasya Sivas railway connects Black Sea to interior parts.
Not much remain of city Amisos, established by Miletus colonists, reached today. Samsun has a special place in liberation struggle launched by Atatürk after the World War I. Atatürk came to Samsun with the title of Army inspector in May 19, 1919. This date is accepted as the start of War of Independence. Atatürk Memorial portraying this event was erected into a park near Goverment House in 1932.
Remains and especially treasure of the city of Amisos, Mound of İkiztepe, remains of Tekkekoy and ethnographic artifacts are exhibited in Archeology and Ethnograpy Museum at the Fairground.
There are wide beaches with beautiful sand in the Black Sea coast of the city.
Attractions of Samsun Turkey
Ikiztepe Ruins, Tekkeköy Caves, Bafra Asarkale and Rock Tombs, Dündartepe Ruins, Tekkeköy Ruins, Kalenderoğlu Mound, Lerdüge Tumulli, Çal Village Timulus, Upper Çal Village Tumulus, Kületek Tumulus, Örenyeri Settlement, Kızılcaören Terleşmesi, Yağbasan Tumulus, Çeltel Tumuli, Lower Narlı Tumulus, Avdan Village Tumulus, Maltape Tumulus, Tepeören Tumulus, Adatepe Settlement, Mather Dolarasa Church, the Great Mosque, Kale Mosque, Market Mosque, Tombs.
Samsun Turkey Famous for: Its pitta and Turkish sesame seeded bagels.