For most, a trip to the Sumela Monastery is all there is to see in Trabzon, Turkey.
Unless of course you like to head off the beaten path. To cafes and spaces that only locals tend to frequent. Where you’ll find the hidden gems, the events not listed in the guidebooks.
If so, you may just find yourself side-stage on a Saturday evening watching one of Turkey’s greatest folk singers perform amazing song after song as even the well-dressed delegation took to the floor and danced traditional dances.
Her name’s Zara. And her voice is amazing. As is her band.
Check her out!