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Province located in the Central Black Sea region of Ordu Black Sea region. Provincial lands are located between 40 ° 18 ‘and 41 ° 08’ north latitudes and 36 ° 52 ‘and 38 ° 12’ east longitudes. It is surrounded by Samsun from the west, Tokat and Sivas from the south, Giresun from the east and the Black Sea from the north.



The Origin of the Name



The first settlement in the city of Ordu BC III. century was initiated by Niletli Colonists. The location of the first city, which was founded by Niletli Colonists under the name Cotyora (Cotyora), is unknown today. Cotyora, which was ruled by Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantines, started to lose its importance and vitality. Seljuk Turks (such as Danişmentliler, Hacı Emiroğulları) were established under the name of Bayramlı in today’s Eskipazar, 4 km south of the city, after the Cotiora of Ordu Province, which came under the domination of the Ottomans.

When Bayramlı town lost its old vitality in the beginning of the 18th century, a new district center was born in the west. Bucak name was translated to ORDU in 1869-1870. Bolaman, Thursday, Ulubey, Hansamana (Gölköy) and Aybastı districts were connected to this new district center.




The city has a typical Black Sea climate. However, with decreasing mountain heights passing behind, it receives less rainfall compared to the Eastern Black Sea. The number of frosty days in winter is limited to one or two days. It rains for 6 months to the elevations of the district.




Historical Places to See in Ordu


Paşaoğlu Mansion Ethnography Museum


Ethnography Museum, located in Selimiye District in the city center, was built in 1896 by Paşaoğlu Hüseyin Efendi as a mansion.

This three-storey mansion attracts attention with its original architecture.

Paşaoğlu Mansion, whose motifs and ornaments are epic in languages, started to be used as Ethnography Museum in 1987.


Saray Turkish Bath


There are three domes in Saray Bath, located in Selimiye District in the city center.

It is not known exactly when this old bath was built.


Atik İbrahim Pasha (Orta) Mosque


Built by Atik İbrahim Pasha in 1770, the mosque was destroyed after a while. However, it was renewed in the following periods.



Bolaman Castle and Hazinedaroğlu Mansion


Bolaman Castle, located in the district of Fatsa, consists of 2 separate sections, as a surveillance and police station.

A wooden mansion was built in the 18th century, just above the castle.


Board Castle Campus


The Board Castle Campus, which is very close to the city center, is an archaeological site chosen as a first degree natural protected area.

200-300 stairs belonging to the ancient city were found.

Ceramics made of baked clay were unearthed.

II to the region. It is believed to have settled in the century.


Unye Castle Rock Tomb


Historical cemeteries were found in Kale Village, located in the west of Ünye district.

The skirt parts of the castle were carved and turned into a cemetery.

Many cemeteries from the Hellenistic Period were found in the region.


Osman Pasha Fountain


It was built in 1842 by Osman Pasha, Trabzon Governor, born in Ordu.

Although it collapsed after a while, it was rebuilt in 1997 by business people from Ordu.

Configure columns in Turkey, the highest fountain.


Çamaş Hisarbey Village Rock Tomb


The rock tombs in Çamaş district attract attention with their structures.


Akoluk Bridge


The historical bridge, which the researchers thought was 150-200 years old, was renovated in 2012.

In this way, it was re-opened and became an important area for visitors.


Cingir Rock Campus


Cıngırt Plateau, located in Yapraklı Village of Fatsa district, belongs to an ancient culture built on rock blocks.

They lived here by urbanizing.


The Chief Bridge


It is believed that the Chief Bridge, which connects Mesudiye and Karadüz districts, was built in the 19th century.

The Başkotan Bridge, the largest bridge in the region, is still in use.


Ünye Museum House


Built in the 16th century, this building was restored in later periods.

Reflecting all the features of traditional woodworking, this historical house reflects the Black Sea houses in architectural sense.


Tuzak Village Tomb


The Tuzak Village Tomb located in Tuzak Village of Akkus district is thought to belong to Dervish Mehmed, one of the leading religious leaders of the region.


Taşbaşı Church


This church, located in the center of Ordu, is on the sea side. This magnificent church built in the 19th century is used today.


Topçam Dam



The dam, which was built between 1998 and 2009 in order to generate energy on the Melet River, offers a very beautiful view.


Brothers Village Rock Tomb


The rock tombs in the Kardeşler Village in Ulubey district are remarkable with their architectural structure.


Taşbaşı Cultural Center


Taşbaşı Cultural Center, formerly used as a prison and church, is located within the urban protected area.

It was built in 1853 by Orthodox Christians living in the region.

It has been used as a Cultural Center since April 10, 2000.


Castle of the Lakes Village


Göller Village Castle, located in Göller Village in Çatalpınar district, was established on the rocks.


Muzadere Church


Muzadere Church, located in Mesudiye district, can be a great opportunity to discover different cultures in the region.


Sarpdere Bridge


The renewal of the Sarpdere Bridge, which is estimated to be 150-200 years old, was completed in 2012.

The historical bridge is still used today.


Natural Beauties To Be Seen İn Ordu


Çamaş Canyon


The canyon, which is located between Çamaş and Budak Villages, can attract you with its impressive view.

Çamaş Canyon can be a great option if you want to get a fresh air and trekking.


Asarkaya City Forest


Asarkaya City Forest, which is 4 km away from Ünye-Fatsa district, is a very pleasant and unforgettable promenade area.



Karaoluk Waterfall


Karaoluk Waterfall, also called Çilesi Waterfall, is located in Karaoluk Village.

The waterfall, which is a natural wonder, has become a region where tourists flock.


Thursday Plateau


Menderes Plateau, considered as one of the world heritages, is suitable for camping and nature walks with its quite spacious plateaus.

Festivities and entertainments are held in the highlands every year in July.

Many interesting activities are held, from local shows to concerts, social and cultural events to horse races.

It can be very enjoyable to camp, picnic, participate in safari and paragliding especially in the festival crowd.


Cotyora (Bozukkale)


According to the researches, Ordu Turks living in Cotyora founded the province of Ordu.

There is a watchtower from the Byzantines on the coast of the region.

Located on Ordu-Samsun road, this building has been registered as a 2nd Degree archaeological site.




Thursday is considered not only the Ordu but also the quietest city of the Eastern Black Sea.

With its unique beaches, historical monuments, tombs, mosques and harbors, Thursday is the address of peace!

It is aimed to protect local cultures by standardizing the lifestyle of the calm city, where you feel the warmth and smiling face of the Black Sea people, on Thursday.


Küpkaya Canyon (Ulubey)


Küpkaya Canyon, located in Kardeşler Village of Ulubey district, is especially suitable for canoe sports enthusiasts.

Perfect for both hiking and different sports!


Kadincik Waterfall


Kadincik Waterfall, which is in the district of Ulubey, is quite old.

Next to the waterfall is a 200-year-old mill.

Perfect for those who want to take nature walks and fresh air!


Korgan Highlands and Oba


Unique stoves in Korgan Highlands in Korgan district may affect you.

Festivals held in the region in July entertain everyone.

The most known plateaus in the region are as follows; Armutalan Plateau, Çayıralan Plateau, Çobantepe Plateau, Göltepesi Obası, Egricesu Obası, Düzdağ Obası and Taşkesik Obası.


Argin Plateau


Argın Plateau located in Akkus district is one of the most natural and spacious plateaus of Ordu.


Lake beak


Gaga Lake, located on the Fatsa-Aybastı highway, is close to the Örencik Village.

While the depth of the lake is around 10-15 meters, there is a small islet in the middle of the lake.

This natural wonder, hidden among lush hazelnut gardens, has been taken under protection by being regarded as a 1st and 3rd degree natural protected area.


Ulugöl Nature Park


Ulugöl Nature Park, close to Gölköy district, has a high landscape value considering its nature structure.

Especially in autumn, the park becomes another beautiful with the leaves falling from the trees.


Yeşilce Topçam Highlands


The highlands in Mesudiye district have rich vegetation, flora and forests.

Mesudiye district, which is very rich in highlands, is worth seeing!


Keyfalan Plateau


Keyfalan Plateau, which is also located in Mesudiye district, consists of three oba covered with lush vegetation.

You can stay in traditional highland houses and enjoy natural water and natural food.

It also replaces your joy with its air.


Tarnasuyu Valley (Hiking Trail)


Tarnasu Valley within close distance to the city center, is one of the most convenient and comfortable hiking trails in Turkey.

If you want to spend a day in Ordu, it can be a very pleasant experience with your friends or alone.


Bridal Rock Promenade


Gelin Kayası Promenade, located in Çamaş district, is a recreation and promenade area in which the Black Sea climate blows.

There are various waterfalls and historical cemetery areas in the region.


Ohtamış Waterfall


This waterfall, located in Ohtamış Village in Ulubey district, is the biggest waterfall in the Black Sea.

Pouring from a height of 30 meters, this waterfall undergoes a stream of tourists.


Yoraz City Forest


Located in the town of Saraycık, this lush forest can attract you with its rich vegetation and picnic areas.


Hoynat Island


Hoynat Island, which is the most famous natural beauty of Thursday county, was used as a warehouse and shelter area for sailors at the time.

This island, which is a bird paradise, draws attention with its magnificent view. Even the area where single-crested cormorant nest in Turkey.


Cape Yason


Yason Cape, located in Çeltepe Village, is a 1st degree archaeological and 2nd degree natural protected area.

Restoring the Yason Church in 1869 became a tourism center.

It is believed that the Golden Post Legend in Christianity took place in this church.


Ivy Spas


Sarmaşık Spas, located in the district of Fatsa, are very useful for health.

Hot springs with steel and sulfur in their water are the healing of many diseases, especially rheumatism.

There are regular minibus services to Sarmaşık Hot Springs from Fatsa.


Corrugated Fountain


It is not known exactly when the Oluklu Çeşme in the town of Kabadüz was built.


Kabakdağ Village


Kabakdağ Village, which is 9 km away from Fatsa, is a great opportunity for those who want to get to know the local life more closely and be sated with greenery!

It is the only village where eco-tourism is applied together with organic agriculture.

If you are keen on organic farming and natural life, it may even be possible to settle in the village.




Ordu Festivals


Ordu Culture and Arts Festival

Ordu Vosvos Festival

Traditional Aybastı Thursday Plateau Wrestling and Culture Festival

Fatsa Robotics and Coding Festival

Wednesday Snow Festival


Ordu Local Foods


Corn Split Spread

Pumpkin Roaster

Sakarca Slippery

Pezik (Biceps) Force

Eggplant with Sauce

Fresh Pea Slippery

Sakarca Slippery

Steamed Anchovy

Anchovy Meatballs


Best Hotels Of The Ordu


Anemon Hotels Ordu

Mavi Marin Boutique Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel Ordu

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Unye

The Wyspy Hotel