Where to Visit in Artvin

Artvin is a city in northeastern Turkey about 30 kilometres (19 miles) inland from the Black Sea. It is the seat of Artvin Province and Artvin District. Its population is 25,841 (2021). It is located on a hill overlooking the Çoruh River near the Deriner Dam. It is a former bishopric and (vacant) Armenian Catholic titular see and the home of Artvin Çoruh University.

Artifacts dating back to the Bronze Age and even earlier have been found. The area was part of the kingdom of Colchis and part of the Greater Armenia but was always vulnerable to invasions, first the Scythians from across the Caucasus, then the Muslim armies led by Habib, son of Caliph Uthman who controlled the area from 853 AD to 1023 when it was conquered by the Byzantines from the Sac Emirate linked to the Abbasids.

The Principalities of Tao-Klarjeti arose out of the turmoils of the Muslim conquests in the Caucasus in the 7th and 8th centuries, succeeding the early medieval Kingdom of Iberia and latter leading unification of Georgian Kingdom. For a long time the region became a cultural safe-house and one of the most important religious centers of Georgia.

The Seljuk Turks of Alp Arslan conquered the area in 1064 AD; but soon, it was briefly recaptured by the Georgians with the help of the Byzantines. But in 1081 Turkish forces led by Saltukoğlu Beylik managed to take it back with the aid of Melikşah. With the collapse of the Seljuks, the Artvin area came under the control of the Ildeniz tribe of the Anatolian Turkish beyliks.

The Kingdom of Georgia regained control over the region through Georgian-Seljuk wars. Taking advantage of Georgia’s weakness through Mongol invasions, Turkmens started their incursions into south-western Georgia. The largely Georgian population of the region called on lord of Samtskhe, to assist them against the Turkmens. By the mid-13th century, the Jaqelis realm thus incorporated most of the mountainous areas of north eastern Anatolia. Various Turkish clans fought for control over the area and this continued until the Safavids ultimately took advantage of the infighting and conquered the area in 1502.

The Ottoman Empire under Mehmet II defeated the Empire of Trebizond to bring the eastern Black Sea coast and the mountainous hinterland under their control. Subsequent expeditions into the mountains by Selim I and Mehmed Han Yusufeli gave them control of a number of castles and thus the whole district. Kara Ahmet Pasha, the vizier of Suleiman I formed the first Livane Sanjak with the name Pert-Eğekte. On 13 July 1551, with İskender Pasha’s Ardanuç castle, the Ottoman control of Artvin was secure. Ahmed III’s vizer Hasan Pasha founded the city of Batum in the newly acquired lands of Ajaria and it became the hub of the area.

This lasted 250 years until the area was ceded to the Russians by the Ottoman Empire following the Russo-Turkish War (1828–1829), and recovered and again ceded at the conclusion of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. Artvin was in a war zone and continuously changing hands between Russia and Turkey with the Treaties of Brest-Litovsk, Moscow and Kars. The conflict and uncertainty between Russia and Turkey in the late 19th century brought terrible suffering to the people of Artvin (Muslim Georgians), with much of the population moving westwards away from the Russian-controlled areas. The town was the administrative center of the Artvin Okrug of the Batum Oblast.

The Russians withdrew from Artvin following the Russian Revolution of 1917; but when the First World War ended with the Ottomans on the losing side, British troops moved into the area in 1918, followed by Democratic Republic of Georgia. As a result of Red Army invasion of Georgia, Artvin was ceded to newly established Turkey under the Treaty of Kars in 1921.

Above the strategically placed town and road is the fortress, which was once within the medieval Georgian district of Nigali. The site consists of a single circuit wall surrounding the summit of the outcrop, several impressive rooms, an outwork protecting the south entrance, and a large donjon at the west. There are also embrasures and windows suitable for archers. In 1983 the fortress was surveyed and three years later an accurate scaled plan and description were published.

How to Go to Artvin
Artvin has an international Airport and bus station. You can directly fly to Artvin from many countries. There are also many options on domestic flight within Turkey. If you want to take a public bus then that is too available from most cities of Turkey. You can also choose to drive up to Artvin in your own transport with many comfortable highways.

Artvin Daily Sightseeing Tour Activities & Artvin Daily Excursions
You can see most popular tour categories in Artvin that Inca Tour Turkey caters for, as below;

Guaranteed Departure Tours Artvin, All Inclusive Vacations Artvin, Adventure Tours Artvin, Airplane Tours Artvin, Biblical Tours Artvin, Jewish Tours Artvin, Islamic Tours Artvin, Black Sea Tours from Artvin, Boat Cruises Activities from Artvin, Bus Tours Artvin, Cabin Cruises from Artvin, Christmas Tours Artvin, Cooking Tours Artvin, Complete Artvin Tour, Conference in Istanbul, Cruise Ship Vacations from Artvin, Cruise Excursions from Artvin, Holiday Package in Artvin, Deluxe Artvin Tours, Eco Tours Artvin, Easter Vacation Artvin, Family Holidays Artvin, Artvin Hotel Reservations, Artvin Daily Excursion Tours, Artvin Culture Tours, Jeep Safaris Artvin, New Year Party in Artvin, Turkish Night in Artvin, Turkish Bath in Artvin, Religious Tours Artvin, Single Tours Artvin, Student Tours Artvin, Tailored Tours Artvin, Trekking Tours Artvin, VIP Tours Artvin, Artvin Bus Tours, Winter Skiing Artvin, Women Art Tours Artvin and Yacht Charter Cruise from Artvin Artvin, All Inclusive Vacations in Artvin, Christmas Tours Artvin, MICE Event in Artvin, Golfing in Artvin, Group Tours Artvin, Honeymoons Vacation Artvin, Artvin Airport Transfer Services, Artvin Village Tour. You can check out our guaranteed departure Artvin tours available. If you are looking for a tailor made tour itinerary and Daily excursions in Artvin, as a DMC in Artvin, we can prepare as you wish.

Inca Tour Turkey is skilled at creating special tailor-made tour itineraries to suit every client’s needs. You can choose from one of our ready-made Artvin tour programs or you can create your own itinerary to suit your clients exact wished.

If you have a small group or F.I.T. Travellers to Turkey, as a Artvin Tour Operator, we are here to help and give you the best service ever.

All Inclusive Vacations in Artvin
Artvin is one of the best destinations for all inclusive vacations all around the World. In Artvin, you will find almost one thousand luxury hotels that offer all inclusive Artvin holiday packages. Some hotels are based on ultra all inclusive providing ultra all inclusive services in Artvin region.

What is all inclusive concept in Artvin?
All inclusive means that you will get breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks interim meals in between. All local alcoholic beverages to include wine, beer, vodka, raki, gin and all cold and hot non-alcoholic beverages served at free of charge that comes through all inclusive concept in Artvin. This includes the facilities of sauna, Turkish bath and such to be at your service at no charge however, any personal treatment service as massage would be an extra.

What is ultra all inclusive concept in Artvin?
Ultra all inclusive means that you will get breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks interim meals in between. All local alcoholic beverages to include wine, beer, vodka, raki, gin and all cold and hot non-alcoholic beverages served at free of charge also some imported luxury beverages such as imported whiskey, vodka etc. that come through ultra all inclusive concept in Artvin. This includes the facilities of sauna, Turkish bath and such to be at your service at no charge however, any personal treatment service as massage would be an extra.

As a Tour Operator in Artvin, we combine daily sightseeing tours in Artvin with this all inclusive concept and provide as a complete tour package. If you are planning a holiday tour to Artvin, one of our all inclusive tour itineraries is definitely would suit you.

Some of our all inclusive tour packages starts from Istanbul with a domestic flight to Artvin as a combined tour package on offer for you to take advantage of. Please check our escorted all inclusive tour packages in Artvin.

If you are looking for a DMC in Artvin, we are here to support you all the way with several different options available.

When you book your vacation in Artvin with Inca Tour Turkey, you will not worry about any unexpected surprises and everything that you desire will be included in your package and in all-inclusive 5 star hotels of Artvin with Inca Tour privilige.

Wedding events in Artvin
Artvin is a unique destination for the ones willing to have a special wedding ceremony. As a wedding planner in Artvin, we provide the wedding venue whether indoor or outdoor, private beach party, henna night, wedding night organizations, complying with groom and bride’s special requests. If you require an equipment company, as an event organizer in Artvin, we would be happy to provide all that you may need such as sound systems, decorations and entertainment along with many other availabilities. We also provide you all kinds of meal menus as per your request including Indian Cuisine with Jain, Veg or Non-Veg options. International cooks can prepare any dish you may like or bring your own chefs for an exclusive feast.

For large wedding groups in Artvin, we can provide private charter flights, yacht cruise from Artvin, private transportation, private sightseeing, private airport transfers, private assistance and decorations and all other exclusive requests to be done by us destination wedding company in Artvin.

The wedding is one of the most special days of the couples and relatives. Our Company ‘Inca Tour Turkey’’ as an International Wedding Planner in Turkey, Artvin, provides the best service for wedding groups for the wedding in Artvin Turkey by combining the culture of each couple anywhere in the world with our culture ‘’hospitality’’ since we attach importance to the wedding will be held in Turkey. We are very happy to share the common joy with the wedding groups of different cultures who came from different parts of the world. Each wedding for us is a new culture and new friends. If you are looking for a destination wedding company in Artvin, we are here to help.

Artvin Conference, MICE and Events
Artvin is one of the best destinations for Conference, MICE and Events. If you are looking for a new destination on your Conference, MICE and Events, as a Conference, MICE and Event in Artvin, we can cater for your needs. We can offer you many different luxury 5 star hotels with all inclusive hotel concept in line with your budget. If you have an enquiry on Conference, MICE and Event, Artvin is a very comfortable place to be. You may have your event in a luxury hotel conference room or select out of our sightseeing activities during your meetings. Or, you can just relax and have sunbath on the beaches of Artvin. As an Artvin event company, we are here to help you with all kinds of enquiries you may have. As a company with over 15 years of experience in the field of Conference, MICE and Event in Artvin, we can cover all your requests and organize your happening in the range of your budget.

Artvin Adventure Safaris & Artvin Attractions
Artvin is one of the most favourite destinations of the world for its adventure activities with its forests and two large streams, mountains, trail paths. As a tour operator in Artvin, we can provide all types of adrenaline filled activities and popular attractions such as Adventure Safaris Artvin, Horse Safari Artvin, Jeep Safari Artvin, Quad Safari Artvin, Paint Ball Tour Artvin, Scuba Diving from Artvin, White Water Rafting as well as Turkish Bath Artvin, Turkish Night Artvin and many more on offer as Inca Tour Turkey, the destination management company.

Artvin by Night
Turkey, as well as one of Europe’s most popular tourist cities attracting Artvin Nightlife, in addition to the natural beauty of life with endless entertainment welcomes millions of visitors each year. Artvin is the number one holiday destination for tourists from all around the world! You can find night clubs that are entertaining to the first light in the morning, small concerts for those who like live music, or rock-filled rock bars for every taste. With Inca Tour Turkey’s exceptional programs, you can get the best of Artvin at night.

Artvin has so many options for entertainment such as Turkish Night in Artvin and if you have any special demand, we are ready to meet.

Artvin Airport Transfer Services
We can provide you private airport transfer services in Artvin. All you need to do is to inform us your arrival and departure times with flight codes and number of your pax.

Artvin Car, Van and Bus/Coach Rental
We can provide you coaches, vans and rent a car in Artvin upon your requests. All our vehicles are fully insured and has brand names that are equipped with all your necessities. If you need a rental company in Artvin, we are happy to provide the best services at competitive rates.

Artvin Airport Transfer Services
We can arrange Hotel accommodation in Artvin, including 3 Star Hotel in Artvin, 4 Star Hotel in Artvin, 5 Star Hotel in Artvin, Boutique Hotel in Artvin or Budget Hotel in Artvin.

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