Giresun Island is a small island that has an area of 4 hectares and lies 1.2 km from the Town of Giresun. In historical times, the island was likely used by 6th or 5th century BC Greek colonists from the mainland town of Giresun. An old temple on the island was in ancient times attributed to the Amazons who held religious rituals there.
Giresun is the provincial capital of Giresun Province in the Black Sea Region, about 175 km west of the city of Trabzon. The town of Giresun has a population of 100,712 inhabitants (2012 census).
Area of Giresun has a rich agriculture, growing most of Turkey’s hazelnuts as well as walnuts, cherries, leather and timber, and the port of Giresun has long handled these products.
Giresun castle is located on top of hill overlooking the city on the northern headland in the city.
The castle date back to the Hellenistic and Roman Period. It was built under the order of the Pontus King of Pharnakes I, 2nd century B.C.
The parts of the walls survived until today and bore the traces of Hellenistic and Roman period.
We parted from them here. “Thanks for helping us. Good-by Fatma and Emine!” Fatma replied “Hoşça kal!” Emine said “Have a nice trip!”