The monastery at the foot of a steep cliff Sumela though facing the valley of Altındere area Macka Turkey in the province of Trabzon . It is a National Park Tourist attraction of major Altındere . It is located approximately 1200 m altitude in a large part of the alpine landscape environnant.Le dominant monastery is located at the foot of a cliff face in the Sumela Steep Valley region of Altındere in the province of Trabzon Macka in the Turkey. It is a National Park Tourist attraction of major Altındere . It is located approximately 1200 m altitude in a large part of the surrounding Alpine landscape above .According to local tradition , during the base year is the monastery monks Montecarlo two per 1 386 Colchis , Barnabas and Sophronius . Discovered states that have an icon The Legend of Mary Priests in a cave on the mountain and settle there have DECIDED to build a monastery.
During its long history , and the monastery was renovated several times by different emperors ruin , especially Life century, it was renovated and enlarged by General at the request of Justinian Averroes .
It takes its form in the thirteenth century during the Current his Apogee Regn of Alexios III (1349-1390) of the Empire of Trebizond Comnenus . Accor him returned to a fund for this imperial era. During Regn Manuel III , son Alexius III ‘s , and the following reigns of princes, Sumela Gagne and more news WEALTH Imperial concessions.
After CONQUET Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in 1461 by the , health protection is granted by order of the sultan , it rights and privileges warranty , renewed by successive sultans. Monks and travelers continue monastery and the rest are a step remain extremely popular nineteenth century to .
It was finally abandoned in 1923 the population in the wake of Greece and Turkey EXCHANGE after the Treaty of Lausanne. He falls and all that was not ruined then is Pill Carriage . Since 2000, the English government began work necessary to restore the site because of its location became a tourist attraction giving forests and rivers that make it extremely popular surrounding landscape as well as for the aesthetics and cultural history last interest .