I was talking to my family about this trip we took to Rize in June 2018, and how we should do it again, and I thought I should write a post about our time there!
We visited a small city in Turkey called Rize, we spent 3 days there before going to other cities around it.
It took us two hours and a half long drive from Trabzon airport to get to this beautiful place. We stayed at Ridos Thermal Hotel & Spa which was in front of the Peruma river.
The hotel was surrounded with trees where you can see different colors of green next to the running river, and what’s really amazing is you can enjoy this view from your room’s window- I think most of the hotels there offers the same view.
In the morning the hotel offers an open breakfast buffet, we start each day there and then we go to explore the area. We did climb up this magical mountain, we could’ve spend hours there just laying on the grass, watching the amazing views around us and enjoying the fresh air.
The next day we went to the river, we were hoping to swim there, unfortunately the water was so cold, we ended up setting over the rocks and dipping our toes into the cold river.
On our last day we headed to the spa, where we had body massage, deep cleansing facials, some of us went swimming in the hot thermals water where some did the traditional Turkish bath.
Our times there was so relaxing and we enjoyed every second of it. If you were planning to escape the busy life and you need some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is your place.