Flights to Samsun

Discover Samsun: The Birthplace of the Turkish Independence War

Beach, Cuisine, Culture, Nature

The Black Sea Region is among Turkey's most popular travel routes with the beauty of its nature and variety of flavors. Samsun, one of the region's most crowded and historically important provinces, is one of the unchanging addresses of this route. Let's explore this special city dating back thousands of years, home to many different civilizations. Explore Corendon Airlines' affordable and flexible Samsun flights and book your flight to this magical city right away.

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Historical importance for the Turkish Republic / On the Black Sea Region


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Humid Subtropical Climate. Warm and wet summers with cold and snowy winters.

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Samsun Carsamba Airport


Visit the historical landmarks; eat local food; enjoy the nature

Samsun history dates back to the Ionians in ancient times. The city's first name was Amisos, and it was used until the Selçuk dynasty conquered the city. Samsun, Turkey, which attracts thousands of tourists annually and is also known as the city of Atatürk, has 17 districts. Geographically Samsun is adjacent to Çorum, Tokat, Sinop, Ordu, and Amasya. Search Corendon Airlines for the most suitable flights to Samsun now and discover this beautiful city.

  • Beach
  • Cuisine
  • Culture
  • Nature

Samsun Beaches

Samsun Beach Atakum Coastal Road
Samsun Beach Atakum Coastal Road

Atakum Coastal Road

Atakum Coastal Road runs along the Samsun Black Sea Coast. Ten blue flag beaches run along the coastal road with a busy and vibrant promenade backed by restaurants, cafes, a shopping center, parks, recreation areas, and a pier. Perfect for family and friends days out. The beaches are golden sand and perfect for sunbathing and swimming during summer.

Samsun Cuisine

Samsun Cuisine Deli bal
Samsun Cuisine Deli bal

Deli bal

Deli Bal affectionately known as mad honey comes from the Black Sea region. Typically, amber red in colour a smooth rich flavour that has a hint of bitterness. Locals believe that it's also a great medicine as well as an aphrodisiac. When buying and tasting the honey be very cautious as the honey has different strengths and having too much of the stronger honeys can cause hallucinations and even make you feel a little unwell.

Samsun Cuisine Kuymak
Samsun Cuisine Kuymak


Kuymak is one of the most popular dishes in the Black Sea, especially eaten at breakfast and served at most Samsun restaurants that offer breakfast and brunch. Local cheese is grated in piping hot cornmeal until it's stringy, and then butter or "kaymak" (Turkish version of clotted cream) is added. It must be eaten hot, and the best way to eat it is by dipping your Turkish bread into it and scoping it up – something to add to your Samsun sightseeing list.

Samsun Cuisine Corn bread
Samsun Cuisine Corn bread

Corn bread

A Turkish version of cornbread is especially popular in the Black Sea. The bread is usually hard and dry, and the flavor is enriched with cheese, dill, sesame, poppy, and nigella seeds. Usually, it's broken into chunks and then eaten with butter, cheese, fruit jams, or sauces on the side. Cooking sardines in cornbread dough is very popular in Samsun cuisine. To experience this beautiful city for yourself, book the next flight to Samsun from Corendon Airlines and start your journey.

Samsun Culture

Samsun Culture Amisos Hill
Samsun Culture Amisos Hill

Amisos Hill

Amisos Tepesi, or Amisos Hill, was the site where a large collection of treasures was found, known as the Amisos Treasure, 1995, during a construction project. The treasure is believed to have belonged to the Pontus king Mithridates Philopator Philadelphus. The treasure was of numerous items of Jewellery made of pure gold. There is a tumulus (burial mound) with two chambers to explore that are accessed by a quaint wooden boardwalk under the pine trees that look out to the Black Sea.

Samsun Culture Onur Anıtı
Samsun Culture Onur Anıtı

Onur Anıtı

The Statue of Honor (The Onur Aniti) is also known as the Atatürk Monument. The Monument was designed by an Austrian sculptor Heinrich Krippel. The statue represents Atatürk's arrival into Samsun, which is said to mark the start of the Turkish War of Independence. The Turkish War of Independence is of historical importance in Turkey - a definite to add to your Samsun Turkey things-to-do list.

Samsun Nature

Samsun Nature Şahinkaya Canyon
Samsun Nature Şahinkaya Canyon

Şahinkaya Canyon

The most beautifully breathtaking sight in Samsun is the Şahinkaya Canyon on the Altınkaya Dam Lake. The second largest canyon in Turkey and declared a tourism region by the minister of tourism, the canyon is 2.5km long, formed by a mountain formation and river erosion. The water can be as deep as 106 meters and a height of 340 meters. The area's most popular natural attraction draws in local and international tourists, especially in the summer months – another definite to add to your Samsun things-to-do list. You can easily reach any one of these tourist-packed destinations by searching Corendon Airlines' cheap flights to Samsun.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Samsun

Which Samsun hotel is the best for accommodation?

If you are visiting for educational purposes, you can choose a hotel or a hostel close to Samsun University. However, if you are mainly here for the city's tourist attractions, booking a Samsun hotel close to the city center is best, where you can easily find a transportation method to the most popular sightseeing locations. Remember to check out Corendon Airlines' hotel options to find accommodations suitable for your taste and preferences.

Where can I shop in Samsun?

Samsun shopping sprees usually center around Mecidiye, Samsun's largest and most popular bazaar. The bazaar is crowded at all hours of the day and has almost everything you would possibly think of. The main street and the streets leading to the avenue are filled with large and small shops offering various products and souvenirs.

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Enjoy Corendon Airlines' budget-friendly Samsun flights and start planning your trip to this wonderful Black Sea town today.


Samsun flight ticket

Cheapest flight ticket Airport Flight duration Cheapest date
Hannover → Samsun
flight ticket: 68.81 EUR
Samsun Airport 4 hr 40 min 30 Aug 2024


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Destination airport: Samsun (SZF)  
Düsseldorf - Samsun flight duration   3:30 hours
Hannover - Samsun flight duration   3:30 hours

Samsun history

The history of the largest city of the Black Sea actually goes back to the Old Stone Age before Christ. Excavations in the region reveal findings from that period. As in most of the Black Sea, Pontus Greeks also ruled here for a while. When the Samsun history is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is it is the city where the War of Independence started. Atatürk came to Samsun on May 19, 1919, with his 18 friends on the Bandırma Ship. Hence, the first step of the War of Independence is taken. This is why the municipality's name, where the city has many historical buildings, is İlkadım - meaning "first step" in Turkish.

Samsun cuisine

One of the most important tastes of the Samsun cuisine is "pide" (a sort of pita bread exclusive to Turkey and especially the Black Sea coast), which of course, can be said for almost all cities, of the Black Sea region. However, the famous Turan Usta from Bafra is one of Samsun's most highly-spoken pide restaurants. It is advised to place your order from Turan Usta in advance, given the fact that it is one of the most touristic Samsun food locations and is usually subject to long lines of visitors waiting to taste his pide. Çakallı is another taste stop that is recommended to tourists. Those who come to Samsun are strictly advised not to return without eating Çakallı's famous "menemen" - a popular traditional Turkish dish prepared with eggs, tomatoes, green peppers, and various spices. Let's not forget that Çakallı is approximately 30 km from the city center, so renting a car or finding out the most suitable form of transportation to Çakallı is necessary before beginning your egg quest. Last but not least, Samsun is also famous for döner kebabs as well as its pide. The most famous place in Samsun in this regard is Çalıkuşu Döner, which has evolved into a chain of restaurants with its savorous döner sauce.

Samsun population

Samsun is the largest city in the Central Black Sea Region, with a population of approximately 1.3 million. Although Samsun is the biggest and most populated city in the Black Sea, the prices are much lower than other big cities in Turkey. Museums are free, or you can buy a ticket for quite nominal prices. Eating and drinking are very cheap compared to Istanbul and even most cities of the Black Sea region.

Samsun weather

In Samsun, the summers are short, warm, humid, dry, and clear. On the other hand, the winters are long, cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 5°C to 27°C and is rarely below 0°C or above 30°C.


31 C Broken Clouds
TODAY Jul 20, Sat
  • Jul 21, Sun 30 Clear Sky
  • Jul 22, Mon 29 Clear Sky
  • Jul 23, Tue 29 Clear Sky
  • Jul 24, Wed 29 Clear Sky
  • Jul 25, Thu 29 Clear Sky

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