5th International Anatolian Energy Symposium 24-26 March 2021, Trabzon/TURKEY




5th AES 2020 – Symposium Tours


* Social events mainly for accompanying persons.

* Symposium tours can only take place if there is a minimum number of participants (of 35).


!IMPORTANT! Please inform us about your tour preference and number of participants  to aes2020@ktu.edu.tr. The payment deadline is until 15th March 2021.


The symposium registration fee includes the following event:


Friday – March 26th

Guided Tour of Trabzon City Historical Center (h 13.00 - 16.45)

We begin our journey with the Ayasofya Museum, a historical Orthodox church built in the 13th century that attracted the attention of travelers coming to the city for centuries. Then we see Trabzon Castle, Gülbahar Hatun Mosque, Zağanos Valley, Historical Zağanos Paşa Bridge and Ortahisar Neighborhood as panoramic. We will go to Ataturk Pavilion which had been built in the beginning of 20th century around on pine grove where Ataturk lived for a while. And we will offer famous Trabzon Silver Telkari Crafts to our visitors after our Ataturk Pavilion trip.


The symposium registration fee does not include the following events:


Saturday – March 27th


1- Uzungol Tour


Full-Day (h 9.00-18.00) - 200 TL per person.

Uzungöl (Long Lake), or in the local Romeyka language: Şeraho, is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. Uzungöl is also the name of the village on the lake's coast. Over the years, the picturesque lake, its village, and the surrounding valley have become popular tourist attractions. It was formed by a landslide, which transformed the stream bed into a natural dam, in the valley of the Haldizen Stream. The area is most famous for its natural environment. Located in a valley between high rising mountains, the lake and village at first appear inaccessible. The surrounding mountain forests and fog, occasionally enveloping the lake at night, also add to the scenery.


2- Ayder Tour


Full-Day (h 9.00-18.00) - 250 TL per person.

Ayder is a typical tableland with no settled population; it hosts visitors during summers. The average altitude is 1,350 meters (4,430 ft). It is a part of Çamlıhemşin district of Rize Province. The most attractive feature of Ayder is its dense forestry and several waterfalls nearby.  Ayder is famous for its rhododendron honey, which is produced in beehives hung on trees. It is also famous for its trout, which is farmed in abundance between Ayder and Çamlıhemşin.


3- Sumela Monastery and Zigana Tour


Full-Day (h 9.00-18.00) - 250 TL per person.

Sumela Monastery, within the borders of Altındere Village of Maçka District, was built on sheep rock cliffs at the skirts of Karadağ Mountain which overlooks the Altındere Valley. Among the populace, it is known as Virgin Mary Monastery. The location of the Monastery proves the tradition that the monasteries were generally built outside the city, in forests, and nearby the waterside and caves. Including the Rock Church, several chapels, kitchen, student rooms, guest rooms, library and the Holy Spring of Orthodox Greeks, the building complex of the monastery was built on a large area. In the 18th century, the Sumela Monastery was mostly renovated and some of its walls were decorated with frescoes. After it had been expanded with larger buildings in the 19th century, it took on a magnificent appearance. During this period, it experienced its heyday, and it had become a haunt for many foreign travelers who mentioned about it in most of their writings.



* Social events will be organized by Zagnos Tour.




Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department

E-mail: aes2020@ktu.edu.tr