The Caykur house near Rize
This is one of the most impressive old wooden houses we came across. This type of house is known as a konak. It was just of the motorway on the coast road from Trabzon to Rize and I can't quite find out in which town it was. we just stopped off to have a look. It has bene totally renovated and is open to the public. I think the house is sponsored by Caykur, which is the local tea producer, this part of Turkey growing all the tea for all those endless cups of tea one gets offered when wandering around this wonderful country. There ws a stall outside selling teh varipus types of tea, but not being tea drinkers and not being in the business of wasting our holiday time buying things, we ignored it and just enjoyed the free entrance!