The historic Orta Mahalle district in Trabzon, Turkey, is ready to host tourists.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Anadolu News Agency, this neighborhood is one of the rare settlements that preserves its historical context and in which many ancient houses, mansions, springs and alleys from the Ottoman period have survived.
With its cobbled streets, steep slopes and narrow squares, the neighborhood has preserved its historical appearance and has traced the traces of various civilization such as Rome and Byzantium, as well as the Ottoman period to the present day.
Tourists who come to the city despite the Coronavirus outbreak are more likely to visit this ancient site and its approximately 120 historic houses and mansions.
Orta Mahalle, which looks like an oil painting from a distance, is the first destination for filmmakers, domestic and foreign tourists, and photographers travelling to the area.
Akçaabat Municipality has implemented a “street improvement project” to further introduce this historic neighborhood to tourists.
In this project, the facades of historical buildings in the neighborhood, road and alley furniture as well as its lighting will be protected and maintained in accordance with the historical structure.
This old neighborhood with its new face will host visitors and tourists in the 2021 tourism season.