An excursion to Lake Uzungel, a knife factory in Surmen and an alpine village (from Batumi to Turkey) – for lovers of mountains and alpine landscapes, where we will visit the village of Santa, which is lost in the alpine meadows in the vicinity of the city of Surmen. This is a picturesque place that combines high mountains, alpine meadows, pine forest and pristine rivers in its landscape. Wild flowers create a real colored carpet on the slopes. In the village of Santa itself, which the Greeks left back in 1921, you can observe the churches that remained there and, built of river stone, low, squat houses in which no one lives now. On the mountain rivers, we will observe several arched bridges built in the 12th – 15th centuries.
Surmene is located on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. And as in all coastal cities, there is a brisk trade … in knives) Steel knives, which were made by the Greeks, and now are made by their descendants, they were famous not only in Turkey, but also abroad.
We will have the opportunity not only to purchase these knives, but also to see the process of their manufacture in a small handicraft production.
Knife manufacturers keep the secret of their manufacture. And we will be able to touch this secret a little.
Route: Batumi – Lake Uzungel – knife factory in Surmen – alpine village – Batumi
Duration: full day
Meeting point: Pick up from the hotel.
- Lake Uzungol is a resting place for both local residents and tourists. The lake is surrounded by cozy cafes and souvenir shops. If you wish, you can go up to the observation deck, which offers a beautiful view of the lake and mountains.
- Knife factory in Surmen – we will see the manufacturing process “from the inside”. Everyone will be able to buy knives for themselves and as a gift.
- Alpine village Santa – on the way we will see arched bridges, pure mountain rivers, abandoned houses.
The price of an excursion to Lake Uzungel, a knife factory in Surmen and an alpine village – 1 $
Children under 10 years old get a 20% discount.
Included in cost:
- guide services;
- transfer along the route.
The price does not include:
- personal expenses;
- souvenir products.