Panagia Soumela Monastery, Trapezounta
Greek: Μονή Παναγίας Σουμελά, i.e. Monastery of the Panaghia (“All Holy”, the Greek name for the Virgin Mary) at Melá mountain is a Greek Orthodox monastery, standing at the foot of a steep cliff. At an altitude of about 1,200 metres (3,900 ft), it is a major tourist attraction of Altındere National Park.
The Turkish name of the city is Trabzon. It is histor
ically known as Trebizond, Trapezund, Tribisonde and Trapezus. In Latin, Trabzon was called Trapezvs, which is the latinization of the Ancient Greek Τραπεζοῦς (Trapezous), the first name of the city. Both in Pontic Greek and Modern Greek, it is called Τραπεζούντα (Trapezounta).