Another museum in Rize which is slightly underrated but still high on offerings. The Ataturk House and Ethnography Museum is dedicated to the Turkish Army officer and revolutionary Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The museum once served as a house to the iconic officer, now displays his belongings. It is a great opportunity to revisit the historical days and know how it all was in the Turkish empire. The meeting room, kitchen, bedroom is recreated to take the tourists closer to that era.
Another natural attraction in Rize, Palovit Selalesi is one of the most stunning places in the city. Located in the close proximity with the Firtina Deresi, this one is also getting popular, day by day among the tourists. This 15 metre waterfall is sure to please your eyes and turn your trip to Rize, an unforgettable experience, You can watch the shimmering sight of the waterfall and capture it in your lens. You can reach the place with a vehicle which is your own or a hired one. The place gets all slippery and muddy during rains and hence try visiting this incredible attraction in summer.
Rize Museum is another place which will take you back in time due to the large number of artefacts and objects displayed here. Comprising objects mostly from the Ottoman area, Rize Museum displays Mannequins model wearing traditional Laz costumes and Hemsin costumes from the Ayder region. There is also a recreation of Ottoman house with furniture, kitchen implements and musical instruments.
Even though the Rize Kalesi also known as Rize Castle is partly ruined, still it is one of the important tourist destinations in Rize. Tourists from all over the world visit Rize Kalesi, every year. Dating back to the 13th Century, Rize Castle has a citadel and a lower castle. Spread across the area of 5,200 sq ft, this place is just perfect for photography. Located on a hill to the southwest of Rize, the castle also allows you to enjoy some great panoramic view of the city. Just a walkable distance from the city town centre, visiting this place is a must during your Rize trip.
A tea house surrounded by a botanical garden, Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi is an ideal place to get the real taste of the ever so popular Turkish tea. This one is heavily visited by the tourists from across the globe who want to enjoy the panoramic views of the city. One warning: There are not many spots to sit in this garden and hence you should reach well before the time. You can also click some great pictures of the surroundings around. Moreover, if you want to take back some tea and coffee for yourself or for your friends, family and relatives, then there is a store which sells the same, outside the garden.
One of the popular attractions in Rize, is the breathtaking Firtina Deresi. A perfect place to visit with your family and friends, Firtina Deresi is high on locales as well as activities. You can indulge in activities such as river rafting and many clubs there will help you with that. The river flows beautifully and is a stunning sight to watch. You can also do some photography as the visuals here are just breathtaking. Moreover, there are many restaurants and cafes which offer the iconic Turkish tea. If you don’t want to do rafting, then you can just stay back and relax and watch other people raft. The stunning view and overall experience will not disappoint you.