Giresun City Guide

Giresun City Guide

Giresun is one of the most important agricultural centers of Turkey. The economy of Giresun consists of fishing and agriculture. It has a rapidly advancing industry. Hazelnut cultivation is important in Giresun. In addition to nuts, tomatoes, beans, apples, pears and cherries are grown. Giresun province is very rich in terms of vegetation since it receives abundant rainfall. It is green all around. 38% of the province is covered by forests. With the new investments at the last years, Giresun started to be an attraction point for investors. Giresun is one of the homelands of hazelnut. Almost half of the world’s hazelnut production is met from this city. The city is located on the peninsula that stretches towards the sea. Giresun Island (Aretias), the only island of the Black Sea across the peninsula, stands like a necklace of the city.

Check out the most comprehensive Giresun city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Giresun” or “How to get to Giresun ?” in this guide.

City Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Districts

Postal Code

Area Code

GDP (Per Capita)


Black Sea


66 / km2

-1,21 %

6.831 km2




13.309 $

After city center, Bulancak is the biggest district of Giresun. All of the districts of the city are important agricultural centers.

The districts of Giresun are Alucra, Bulancak, Çamoluk, Çanakçı, Dereli, Doğankent, Espiye, Eynesil, Görele, Güce, Keşap, Piraziz, Şebinkarahisar, Tirebolu, Yağlıdere. You will find detailed information for all districts of Giresun in this guide.

Short History of Giresun

It is controversial where the city was founded and by whom it was inhabited. This hesitation BC. It is also included in the sources of 350 years. The geographer Strabon calls the city Farnakia; He emphasized that it was established in the place where the current city of Giresun is. Roman ruler Arrien stated that Farnakia’s old name was Kerasus and wrote that this place was founded by the people of Sinop.

Accommodation in Giresun will be important if you are not resident in this city. At the last years, the city started to have investments on hotels. Today, you can find different accommodation alternatives in all districts of Giresun.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Giresun or real estate for rent in Giresun , you are on the right page. As of the end of July 2020 in Giresun province, the prices of houses for sale increased by 17.43% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 143 square meters. Considering the annual averages, as of the end of July 2020, the districts that gained the most value in Giresun for residential properties were Keşap, Bulancak, Piraziz, Tirebolu in descending order.

Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Giresun ? In Giresun, there are 8 state hospitals and 2 private hospitals.

Road Transportation

By road, there are regular bus services from almost all cities as well as metropolises such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Antalya. Giresun Bus Station is located in the city center. You can reach the bus station easily.

Air Transportation

You can use Ordu-Giresun Airport, which was built on sea between Ordu and Giresun cities. It’s very easy to find regular flight to the biggest cities of Turkey from Giresun.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Giresun” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Giresun” questions in this guide. Giresun is famous for its amazing natural beauties and historical places. Giresun Castle is an ideal point where you can watch Giresun and the deep blue Black Sea from magnificent angles in a panoramic way. There are many facilities around the castle. If you wish, you can dive into the breathtaking view by sipping your tea. In addition, the tomb of Topal Osman Aga, one of the important persons for the War of Independence, is located in the immediate vicinity of this castle. If we look at the history of Giresun Castle, it is seen that it was used in Roman and Hellenistic periods and continued by different civilizations for the following centuries. Kulakkaya Plateau, where transportation can be easily provided as a result of the road works, has a distinguished area where you can go on a nature trip in tens of endemic plant species and flowing ice-cold waters. You can be a guest to the Plateau Festivals held in this region during the summer periods and discover different cultures. Giresun Island is the only island in Black Sea, so you should add it your travel list.

Built in the 18th century, Gogora Church (today Giresun Museum) is an extraordinary museum with its fine workmanship architectural structure and its works dating back to the ancient period. You can visit the museum where these exciting works are exhibited to briefly watch the past of Giresun. It is a must-see value among the historical places of Giresun.

There are only one state university located in Giresun named as Giresun University.


Enes Sahin

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