The Samsun-Çarşamba Airport more commonly known as just the Samsun Airport is located 23 km from Samsun. It was opened in 1998 and the passenger area covers a stretch of about 5000 m2 including ample customer parking space as well. The Samsun airport although not the biggest or busiest in the world still features the same level of technological and infrastructural growth. There are plenty of good car hire company booths present on the airport and it would be a good choice to use them unless you have a city local coming to pick you up.
Samsun – A thriving economy
Samsun is a city of about half million people on the north east coast of Turkey and is known for its culture and zeal towards growing Economically, Defence Wise and eDucation department. If this is your first trip to Samsun it is recommended that you procure the services of a car hire to make full use of your time in Samsun. Samsun has a mixed economy with major focus on - “Port and Shipbuilding”, “Manufacturing and Food Processing” and “Local government and services”. All this focus and tourist activity necessitates the Samsun Airport to be world class and no stone has been left unturned to achieve the same.
Places to See
The nearest city form the Samsun Airport is the provincial capital of Samsun Province and a major port known as Samsun city. Samsun is a progressive city and has 2 very prestigious universities along with a light manufacturing industry and ample opportunity to have loads of fun. Being a port city Samsun is filled with tourist hotspots and a host of restaurants to try the local delicacies. The must visit places in Samsun are as follows:
- Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi - This is a ferry museum where you can enjoy seeing mummies and a lot of historical artefacts from the bygone era. If you use a car hire than you can also enjoy the colourful streets of Samsun near the ferry museum as there is a lot of old age architecture to be seen in the area.
- Kus cenneti - This is a wonderful nature trail and offers a lot of excitement if you are the riding kind. Cycles are available on the spot and you can use a reliable car hire to reach this location in case your hotel is in the midst of the city.
- Samsun Kent Muzesi - This another museum which often gets rave reviews from tourists due to its beautiful arrangement. Like any other museums this is filled with memories from Samsun’s glorious past and is relatively near to the Samsun Airport.
- Sahinkaya Kanyonu - Visiting these hill ranges would be a breath taking experience for any tourist in Samsun. There is also a magnificent view of steep cliffs on both sides and the hill is best reached using a car hire due to its significant distance from the city.