To the Monastery by Cable Car

According to competent Turkish authorities, the construction of a cable car in the district of Maçka located in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, should have launched in March of this year, but was deleyed to unforeseen circumstances.This project would also improve the arrival to Sumela Monastery.


This historical landmark with a spectacular setting annually hosts some 700,000 visitors who enjoy the gorgeous view of the Altındere Valley. Maçka’s Mayor, Koray Koçan, assumes that the cable car project will lead to a further increase in their number.

The planned installation will have three stations spanning a distance of 2.5 kilometers. It should provide easy access to the historical monastery for all.


“The cable car will have three stations: the entry station, another one at the site of the current leisure facilities and the last one at the look-out area. From the cable car, passengers will be able to admire not only the monastery but also natural attractions such as waterfalls and the Altındere Valley National Park.”


Koçan is also convinced that: “the opportunity to take a ride with the cable car will bring more tourists,” and that: “with that, we may get up to 2 million visitors annually”.